By Brittany Cavallaro A Study in Charlotte updates the Holmes/Watson mythos for modern teens. Jamie Watson, yes, the descendant of THAT Watson has just started boarding school in Connecticut not far from his estranged father. His interest though isn’t in...read more
I took the summer off from blogging, from reading kid books, and from writing. This wasn’t an intentional decision. I didn’t sit down and decide that I wanted a break. Instead, life sort of caught up with me. All of the sudden it was August and Back to...read more
Princess of Thorns is an interesting mash-up of the Sleeping Beauty and Swan Prince fairy tales.read more
Some of my favorite writing resources weren’t written by novelists or for novelists; they are the books written by screenwriters for plotting a movie. These books have some of the clearest, most helpful words ever written on the subject of plots.read more
Today is a big day for this little old blog. On this day exactly, ten years ago, I began blogging about editing for a small press over on Blogger.read more
This morning was the perfect morning. I woke up and my husband and son were out of town. I didn’t have a bunch of pressing emails, and I’m fairly caught up on both my CBAY work and the online marketing class I’m taking.
For once, I had free time. FREE TIME!!!read more
Today I hit the road on my way to the annual Texas Librarians Association conference. I love conferences like this. It’s the kind where I’m not a speaker, not really an exhibitor, and I’m not a conference attendee. Basically, it’s a trip where...read more
Last week I got a submission. On the face this isn’t so odd. I get submissions all the time even though we aren’t taking unsolicited manuscripts over at CBAY right now. It wasn’t even unusual that this manuscript wasn’t for the kind of...read more
In honor of its release today, I composed a short little Love Letter for Melvin Invents Music. You can also see it on my Goodreads reviews (in a less missive-manner) as well.read more
So, this is a book review. It just isn’t a review from me.
On March 15, Kirkus Reviews published their review for One Thousand Words for War.read more