YA Book Review: The Good Sister by Jamie Kain

The Good Sister by Jamie Kain St. Martin’s Griffin Publication date: available in paperback December 8, 2015 Target Audience: ages 13 and up (Young Adult) Full Disclosure: I received a copy from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. . I love a book that begins with a mystery. The Good Sister lets … More YA Book Review: The Good Sister by Jamie Kain

YA Book Review: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus

Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus Thomas Dunne Books / St. Martin’s Griffin Publication date: October 6, 2015 Target Audience: ages 14 and up (Young Adult) Full Disclosure: I received an ARC from St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review. Paris! What a perfect setting for a novel … More YA Book Review: Romancing the Dark in the City of Light by Ann Jacobus

What to Say in the End — Last Lines can Speak Volumes

There is often much talk — for good reason — about the opening lines in novels. After all, a good first line can hook a reader and immediately pull them into your story. The writer’s job, of course, is to keep the story interesting, so the reader stays invested long after the first page. Beyond … More What to Say in the End — Last Lines can Speak Volumes

Pitch It!

Do you have a finished novel manuscript? In between sending out queries (and biting your nails), consider entering a pitch contest. Agents and editors frequently find new talent through these contests and they are a good way for new writers to get their pitches to the so-called top of the pile. Here are few pitch … More Pitch It!