Category: pregnancy

Book Review: Jar of Hearts, by Jennifer Hiller

I won a copy of Jar of Hearts, by Jennifer Hiller, on Goodreads. The book came in the mail with some bling. In with the book was a small glass jar, and a handful of candy hearts. Classy, Ms. Hiller. Classy. While I planned to read and review the book regardless, this little bit of […]

Book Review: Closer Than You Know, by Brad Parks

I read ¬†in two sittings Closer Than You Know. From the opening chapter until the last, I just kept turning pages. I needed to know what would happen next. Had to know. Melanie Barrick had a rough childhood. She was put in the system. Her parents a waste of space, using up oxygen. They cared […]

Netflix Movie Review: The Skeleton Twins

So I went to Netflix and saw that the Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader movie, The Skeleton Twins was recently added. I remember when they made the circuit promoting the film. I made myself a frozen pizza dinner and settled in on the sofa. I figured with Wiig and Hader, Luke Wilson and Ty Burrell, […]

#NextYA Craze Book Review: Revenge of the Witch (The Last Apprentice)

I recently saw a movie trailer for Seventh Son, an action / fantasy film. It caught my interest. Knowing that many, many movies are based on books, I did a little digging. Turns out, the movie is actually based on the first two books in The Last Apprentice (The Wardstone Chronicles, as it was originally […]

Writing Is Like Having A Baby

Writing a novel is about telling a story; about creating characters and making them real, three-dimensional. The process, I assume, is a lot like pregnancy. You spend months and months getting ready for the manuscript to be completed. You worry about it while you are writing. You try to feed your imagination with with relevant […]