*waves* Hello! If you're reading this, you already likely know all about Patreon, and publishing--if that's the case, feel free to skip ahead a little bit or go directly to my Patreon for more about why I, personally, chose to launch a creator page. If, however, you're someone who has little experience with or knowledge of the … Continue reading Patreon and Publishing Primer
I never used to be the kind of person who wrote while listening to music. Then my husband got a work-from-home job. We had to start sharing the office, and I started listening to music while I worked. After over a year of this, the music has become pretty closely entwined with my stories. To … Continue reading Playlist: THE TRAITOR’S TUNNEL
Feldman was there to read from Seven Stitches, the third book of her YA Blue Thread Saga. The first book, Blue Thread, won the 2013 Oregon Book Award for Young Adult Literature and has been called one of the best feminist book for young readers by the American Library Association. I went into this reading knowing basically nothing about the series, so you can imagine how that piqued my interest.
If you read the original iteration of A Single Thread, you know Lucinda Hightower. Lucinda is an eighteen year old girl who has been followed by death omens her entire life--so in A Single Thread, when Morgan Fletcher tells her her brother's life is in danger, she takes him at his word and they team up … Continue reading A Brief History of Lucinda Hightower
Happy new year? I guess? If you know me or my work at all, you probably know how I'm feeling as an American right about now. For those of you who don't: it's not good. But in the face of so much that's not good, I'm more determined than ever to try and create things … Continue reading Coming Soon, because screw you, 2017.
Yesterday, there was a bit of a shakeup on kid lit Twitter over Ramona Blue, a forthcoming YA by Julie Murphy (Dumplin'). Its Goodreads blurb seemed to indicate a lesbian main character falling in love with a boy, which sparked some outrage. People close to the book said that the blurb neglected to mention that … Continue reading Evolutions and Identity: the Fourth Coming Out
Welcome to The Untold Tale read-along! The Untold Tale by J.M. Frey is the first book in the Accidental Turn series, the second book of which, The Forgotten Tale, will be released on December 6th. To prep for book two, we’re sharing a ten-part series that will be part recap, part review, and part discussion … Continue reading “Information, at last!”: The Untold Read-Along Part Two
Hello lovely people! This has been quite a year so far for me. From Under the Mountain was published, I went to three cons (with two more still to come), I took over as Marketing Director at REUTS, and came out as agender. I've been writing pretty steadily through the year, but it's occurred to … Continue reading Overly Ambitious, or Just Ambitious Enough?: October Updates
For the past year or so, I've made a dedicated effort to train for the zombie apocalypse get fit. I'm usually doing running, yoga, strength training, or some combination thereof. Since my husband and I can't afford gym memberships or personal trainers, we make do with Daily Burn, an exercise video subscription service. My fitness … Continue reading Exercise is a Privilege
Hello lovely people! This has been quite a year so far for me. From Under the Mountain was published, I went to three cons (with two more still to come), I took over as interim Marketing Director at REUTS, and came out as agender. And it's only just now September! I've been writing pretty steadily … Continue reading Project Updates and OH HEY, I have a newsletter!