I love to read fantasy, scifi, YA, and MG. I also write books and have a YouTube channel (TheREDBooks) on which I discuss what I'm writing and what I'm reading :)
Great advice from Pixar!
When some big thing happens in a book that I totally didn't see coming...
Writing is easy…. just sit down at your desk and open a vein. - Red Smith
A map to get out of writer's block.
Every author should buy one to hang over their desk.
From NY Book Editors
In which I talk about my favorite book of the ones I read in June!
Flavorwire's ultimate literary calendar - a literary event for every single day of the year.
When someone likes the book I pressured them to read.
Available here: http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/non-book/
Is there anything we really shouldn't write about? I take a look at a list of the verboten and conclude that depending on how you tackle it, nothing is taboo. Except perhaps sex between seniors (and even that features in one best seller...)
This week I talk about The End Games, Reached, how the editing's going, Wendy Davis, and my trip to Annapolis!
I read this book because a bunch of YouTubers I watch had been talking about it. What I learned from them was that it was a zombie apocalypse novel about a boy named Michael who protects his five-year-old brother from the trauma of the apocalypse by pretending that it is all a game. I loved that part of the story--you could really feel how much Michael loved his brother. I also loved the portrayal of Patrick's mental illness. It's rare to see a book in this genre with mentally ill characters and, as someone who works with mentally ill children, I found it fascinating to read. There were some moments in the story where the narrative dipped into a stream-of-consciousness style and that confused me a bit, but other than that, I genuinely loved this book. There were all sorts of twists and turns, and I often found myself wondering how the characters were going to get out of the terrible situations in which they found themselved.
This week's New Release Tuesday featuring lots of awesome books!