If I had a nickel for every time I have been asked to recommend a book that is “like The Hunger Games,” I could double my paycheck. It’s great that kids are excited about reading, but I hate that even though we have multiple copies of the most popular read-alikes, they are often checked out.… Continue reading So you loved The Hunger Games…what should you read next?
A lot of people have different agendas for their blog. Mine is a way for me to process my thoughts on writing (and reading. Sometimes even life). So many bloggers write with their audience in mind and share their knowledge on craft. That’s not something I’m attempting to (or am qualified to) do. This is… Continue reading NSWC Lesson #1: POV and Tense
I’m a part-time YA librarian assistant. Helping teenagers find books is a big part of my job. I get so excited when kids actually want to read for fun because I know there are countless other media and activities demanding their time and attention. The pressure is really on for me to put the right… Continue reading The Blurb Factor: Why Synopses Are So Important