Here is my mini book review of Join My Journal by Rebecca M. Zajac in the form of a list of five questions. As I'm reviewing a journal, this review is brief. However, because it has its own creative elements, and I believe in the power of writing and journaling to help us through times... Continue Reading →
Go Ahead, Talk to the Author
Since I began writing my own book two years ago, I've attended author talks, author signings, and meet-and-greets. They range from buy a ticket a year in advance at the Warner Theatre to sixteen people in the bookstore, of which at least two are authors. Believe it or not, some authors can be introverts who... Continue Reading →
Fact or Fiction?
My book, that is. It looks like my travel/memoir/humor book—originally penned with details from my journals—will transform into a fictional story. Well, it won't transform itself. (I wish.) I'll actually be doing the transforming. A couple of literary agents have suggested that "memoirs are tricky" and this story might find more success as fiction. The... Continue Reading →
Writing Ruining Reading?
Nowadays I'm reading seemingly more than ever. Not just for my book club. For fun.
But I'm also writing my own book.
Book Review: Girlish
Happy book-launch week to Girlish by Lara Lillibridge. It’s an unforgettable memoir. Read on for my review and (spoiler) encouragement to buy and read!
Book Nerd at a Book Festival
“Grab all the books!” I shouted to my daughter as we jumped out of the car. We had arrived at NoVa Teen Book Festival, and we had books, many heavy books, to be signed. It was time to fangirl it up. My top list from this event: Conversation with Tomi Adeyemi and Dhonielle Clayton. Smart,... Continue Reading →