Book Talk 11/8/19: Susan Dennard’s Windwitch: A Witchlands Novel Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 11/8/19: Susan Dennard’s Windwitch Traci Kenworth Windwitch by Susan Dennard. 2016. A Tom Doherty’s Associates Book. Tor Teen. Amazon’s blurb: Susan Dennard returns with a follow up to New York Times bestselling novel Truthwitch. After an explosion destroys his ship, the world believes Prince Merik, Windwitch, is dead. Scarred yet alive, Merik is determined to prove […]

Book Talk 10/25/19 Update Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 10/25/19: Update Traci Kenworth I’m reading Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass (so awesome!), Windwitch by Susan Dennard (another wonderful worldbuilding novel), Neferet’s Curse (so creepy) by P.C. and Kristin Cast, The Girl from the Well (beyond creepy) by Rin Chupeco, Children of Blood and Bone Tomi Adeyemi (talk about fascinating), and Sightwitch […]

Excerpt for The Widow of Rose House


Excerpt from Chapter Three               By Nicole Tone           Her heart raced. There was a crushing weight on her chest that made it impossible to catch her breath. The voicemail alert went off and Sophie shook. First her hands, then her teeth, chattering like it was the dead of winter. Did she want this night ruined too? […]

Book Talk 8/16/19 What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 8/16/19: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth I’m reading Brigind Kenner’s A Curse So Dark and Lonely (A Beauty and the Beast retelling), Susan Dennard’s Windwitch and Sightwitch( a prequel to the Witchlands series), Kristine Cashore’s Graceling, Dragon’s Oath by P.C. and Kristen Cast, Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi, […]

Book Talk…6/21/19 Traci Kenworth


watercolor Book Talk…6/21/19: Christine Lyn Herman’s The Devouring Gray Traci Kenworth The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman. Disney-Hyperion. Apr. 2, 2019. YA Fantasy-Horror. Amazon Blurb: “Fans of The Raven Boys and Stranger Things rejoice: This is your new obsession.”-Claire Legrand, New York Times best-selling author of Furyborn After the death of her sister, seventeen-year-old Violet Saunders finds herself dragged to Four […]

Seven Links 3/2/19 Traci Kenworth


Seven Links 3 2 19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://megdowell.com/2019/02/23/12-things-to-do-if-you-absolutely-hate-what-you-just-wrote/ “Do not fear! You’re just getting started.” 2. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/02/bonding-character-and-reader.html “What is the most important thing your novel must accomplish with the opening pages?” 3. https://thelotusandpen.com/2019/02/24/all-new-lovingkindness-for-writers/ “The writer’s life can often be full of what my friend calls “haterade”: we have self-hatred (how many of you […]

Seven Links 2/23/19 Traci Kenworth


Seven links…2/23/19 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. http://megdowell.com/2019/02/16/12-reasons-youre-not-getting-any-better-at-this-whole-writing-thing/ “What does “better” even mean, anyway?” 2. https://killzoneblog.com/2019/02/the-last-fifty-pages-make-or-break-your-novel.html “We’ve all been through it. We get caught up in a book or movie, we’re cruising along, liking everything about the story and then … the ending stinks.” He’s got a good point. Sometimes an ending just ruins everything that […]