Book Talk 3/3/2020: Tessa Gratton’s Strange Grace Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 1/17/2020: Tessa Gratton’s Strange Grace Traci Kenworth Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton. Margaret K. McElderry Books. Sept. 18,2018. Amazon’s Blurb: “Gloriously dark and romantic.” —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen“An alluring and seductive fairy tale.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation“Horrifying, heartbreaking, and heartwarming, a lush fairy tale rooted in […]

Book Talk 3/1/2020: Shea Ernshaw’s “Wicked Deep”


Book Talk 1/31/2020: Shea Ernshaw’s Wicked Deep Traci Kenworth Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw. Simon Pulse Mar. 8, 2016. Amazon’s blurb: “A wickedly chilling debut.” —School Library Journal“Complex and sweetly satisfying.” —Booklist“Prepare to be bewitched.” —Paula Stokes, author of Girl Against the Universe“A story about the redemptive power of love.” —Amber Smith, New York Times […]

Writerly Things 3/1/2020: How YA Authors Influenced My Writing Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/2/2020: How YA Authors Influenced My Writing Traci Kenworth Have you ever wondered how you came to write in a certain genre, or age group? The following is how I came to start writing YA. Pull up a chair and listen. The first Author I can Recall Reading. When I was growing up […]

Book Talk 2/28/2020: Rebecca McLaughlin’s Nameless Queen Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/28/2020: Rebecca McLaughlin’s Nameless Queen (Book 1) Traci Kenworth Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin. Crown Books. Jan 2020. Netgalley. Amazon’s blurb: One girl must make a name for herself–or die trying–in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant becomes the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants […]

Book Talk 2/26/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/7/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Nefertiti’s Curse (a House of Night novella) by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast, Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, The Book of Dust by Phillip Pullman, How to Write a Children’s Book from the Institute of Children’s Literature, The Vine Witch by Luanne […]

Five Links 2/26/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 2/8/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/02/the-curse-of-expository-dialogue.html “There are times when I need ten minutes of The Three Stooges. You know what I’m talking about. You’ve spent a long day writing some tough pages. Or you were bottled up in your cubicle at work, untangling your boss’s mess. Or maybe you were caught up […]

Book Talk 2/21/2020 P.C. Cast’s & Kristen Cast’s House of Night Series: Neferet’s Curse Traci Kenworth


Book Talk: P.C. Cast’s & Kristin Cast’s House of Night series: Neferet’s Curse Traci Kenworth Neferet’s Curse by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast. St. Martin’s Griffin Feb. 19.2013. Amazon’s blurb: The White City, 1893: In turn-of-the-century Chicago, with the World’s Fair bringing bustle and excitement to her home city, sixteen-year-old Emily Wheiler should be reveling in […]

Book Talk 12/20/19: Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 12/20/19: Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone Traci Kenworth Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Henry Holt & Co. Mar. 6, 2018. Amazon’s blurb: With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of […]

Book Talk 12/13/19: Books I’ve Read This Year. Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 12/13/19: List of Books Read This Year Traci Kenworth Books I Read in 2019 Traci Kenworth Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor # 1 so far YA Fantasy Experimental Film by Gemma Files Katie’s Highlander by Maeve Grayson #1 so far Historical Romance Slayer by Kiersten White #1 YA horror Closing […]

Five Links 11/9/19 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 11/9/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/11/stretch-your-style.html “Not every writer is interested in style. If they can write lean, mean plots that move, with interesting characters and a satisfying ending, that’s enough. They’d rather write fast and turn out more work than spend extra time trying to find the “right” words. Isaac Asimov was such a […]