Life as a Writer

Stop Bashing Fantasy: Why YA Fantasy is Essential

If you know me at all, you know that I’m a fantasy nut. I can rattle off title after title I’ve enjoyed in speculative fiction. Harry Potter, Percy Jackson, Lord of the Rings, The Dark is Rising, Donita K. Paul, Bryan Davis, Artemis Fowl, Redwall, and, most recently, Children of Blood and Bone… the list… Continue reading Stop Bashing Fantasy: Why YA Fantasy is Essential

Life as a Writer

Twenty-two and Published: Interview with YA Author Hope Bolinger

Some people dream their entire life about becoming a published author. Twenty-two-year-old Hope Bolinger has actually done it. Hope received a contract for her YA novel Blaze during her junior year in college. The book will be coming out June 3, 2019, only a week from now and a few weeks after she walked across… Continue reading Twenty-two and Published: Interview with YA Author Hope Bolinger

Life as a Writer

9 Things I Wish People Knew About Invisible Illnesses

“You gonna stay in bed all day?” “When was the last time you went to the gym?” “Slowpoke.” “We’ll only be standing for a few hours.” You wouldn’t say these things to someone who uses a wheelchair, someone who has an obvious disability. So why is it okay to say these things to someone with… Continue reading 9 Things I Wish People Knew About Invisible Illnesses