Book Talk 6/23/17


Book Talk…6/23/17 Traci Kenworth   One For Sorrow  by Mary Downing Hahn. 2017. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.   Against the ominous backdrop of the influenza epidemic of 1918, Annie, a new girl at school, is claimed as best friend by Elsie, a classmate who is a tattletale, a liar, and a thief. Soon Annie makes other […]

Reading Links 6/20/17


Reading Links…6/20/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/06/mini-review-of-assassins-fate-by-robin-hobb/ Third book in the Fitz and the Fool trilogy. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/latest-reads-the-waking-land-callie-bates/ A land steeped in a magic long forgotten how to use. http://lizlovesbooks.com/lizlovesbooks/deadmen-walking-sherrilyn-kenyon-new-release-blog-tour-blurb/ Hell hath no fury as a demon caged. http://www.autumnwriting.com/stories-war-now-audiobook/ Can leadership be good even when claimed wrongly? http://nicholasrossis.me/2017/06/14/book-feature-a-guardian-falls/ A war of blades and magic. https://teripolen.com/2017/06/13/echo-of-the-cliffs-juniper-sawfeather-3-by-d-g-driver-tuesdaybookblog-bookreview-ya-dgdriverauthor/ Three […]

Writing Links 6/19/17


Writing Links…6/19/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/06/beauty-and-beast-1991-versus-beauty-and.html Is Beauty and the Beast the best fairytale? I still love Sleeping Beauty. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/14/thriving-thursdays-danger-guest-post-by-teagan-riordain-geneviene/ Greatest danger. https://saraletourneauwriter.com/2017/06/15/lightening-the-load/ Do you use Springtime to declutter? https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/as-henry-miller-commands-part-3-dont-be-nervous/ Break the project into pieces. http://www.magicalwords.net/roundup/magical-ord-link-roundup-6-12-2017/   MG/YA: http://www.brenda-drake.com/2017/06/day-27-part-2-pitch-wars-query-1st-page-workshop-mentors-linsey-miller-maria-mora-jenny-chou/ http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/06/free-middle-grade-books-happy-mufiversary-part-2/ Nominate your MG school. http://yatopia.blogspot.com/2017/06/current-writing-status.html What are you working on? http://scbwimithemitten.blogspot.com/2017/06/michigan-kidlit-advocates-cynthia.html Helping our kids […]

Book Talk 6/16/17


Book Talk…6/16/17 Traci Kenworth   Nothing this week. I’m reading Kristen Lamb’s The Devil’s Dance (really liking it!), C.S. Lakin’s Crank It Out (a craft book on how to be more productive), Dark Hallows II (some haunting short stories here), Pierce Brown’s Red Rising (boy, is it good!), One for Sorrow Mary Downing Hahn (I […]

Reading Links 6/13/17


Reading Links…6/13/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: http://www.fantasybookcafe.com/2017/06/the-leaning-pile-of-books-287/ Four books to consider. http://kriswrites.com/2017/06/04/recommended-reading-list-may-2017/ Three books to consider. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/steeplejack/ Solidly written and entertaining. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/cibola-burn/ Consistent space opera. https://teripolen.com/2017/06/09/indie-author-friday-lyz-russo-indieauthor-scifi/ Solar Wind series. https://mytrainofthoughtson.wordpress.com/2017/06/07/the-eternals/ Book One.   MG/YA: http://www.fromthemixedupfiles.com/2017/06/chris-grabenstein-giveaway-2/ When Hollywood comes to town, it reeks havoc. http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/journey-across-the-hidden-islands/ Twelve-year-old princesses’ journey turns dangerous. http://www.talesoftheravenousreader.com/2017/06/blog-tour-roar-review-and-excerpt.html In a land of violent […]

Writing Links 6/12/17


Writing Links…6/12/17 Traci Kenworth   Fantasy/Dystopian/UF/Paranormal/SF: https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/03/changed-plans-forget-what-i-said-last-saturday/ http://storitorigrace.blogspot.com/2017/06/so-your-character-is-from-panama.html Country details. https://fantasyhandbook.wordpress.com/2017/06/06/as-henry-miller-commands-part-2-start-no-more-new-books/ Do you start on a new book right away after finishing another? I tend to wait two weeks, by then I’m itching to get going again. Of course, you have to stop writing the second when you get the other back from cps/betas/etc. https://legendsofwindemere.com/2017/06/07/7-tips-to-putting-social-media-in-fiction/ […]

Book Talk 6/9/17


Book Talk…6/9/17 Traci Kenworth   Nothing this week. I’m reading a Halloween anthology, a writing book by C.S. Lakin, Red Rising by Pierce Brown, a romance book and a children’s book. Also, some craft books by Nathan Bransford, K.M. Weiland, and a Christian book by Joyce Meyer, Battlefield of the Mind. Oh, and I just […]