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1. This is the last week before Thanksgiving break.  Been attacking my NaNowrimo project which as of today has over 34K!


2. Finished reading BONE GAP


This is a very unique tale that is beautifully written and set in a small town where nothing is as it seems.  There's a huge twist toward the end which does make this a fantasy.

3.  Also finished reading BEHOLD THE BONES


My YA Books Central review: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/18368-behold-the-bones

Teaser: Fast-paced Gothic paranormal tale that mesmerizes readers with its atmospheric spooky charm complete with swamp ghosts and a magical tree. A must read for fans of BEAUTIFUL CREATURES.

4. Now that son has finished MICE AND MEN--a tragedy and so sad--his next novel to read is ROMEO AND JULIET.

A high school teacher recommended this graphic novel adaptation.  The author gave it a diverse twist.  I love how graphic novels can make an otherwise dry classic novel more appealing to teens.

5. Currently reading  RAZOR HURST




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Friday Five

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1. Been deep in NaNoWrimo trenches.  So far I've written 18K on this new project.  It really helps to work on something new to get those creative juices flowing again.




 Checking out Sylvia Plath and wondering why I never read her works.

Some quotes:



2. Been reading too.  **Of course, right?

Finished this one:


YA Books Central review: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/18917-this-monstrous-thing

Teaser: Haunting retelling of Frankenstein with a dark, addictive twist.

3.  Just started reading this one:


This takes place in a small Louisianan town that's filled with Southern charm and hauntings.  Loving!

4. Can't wait to read:


I'm a huge fan of Hopkins.  I love the grittiness and raw emotion of her novels.


5. Ooh, got a first draft of the cover of my upcoming novel GODDESSES CAN WAIT and I'm really excited!  It blends the paranormal elements with a Parisian flare.  Can't wait to share!

**Guilty pleasure:

Well, doctor requested I do one of those sleep studies to rul…

Friday Five

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1.  Been busy writing my contemp YA for NaNowrimo this week.  So far it's at a little over 8K.

Love this gif that was in my NaNo thread.  Need to remember it whenever doubt whispers in my ear that I'm only a fantasy writer or worse, that I can't write anything dark as 'Good' Christian girls don't do that.

Yeah, right.



I'm ixtumea over at NaNowrimo.  So if any of you are doing NaNo this year?  Feel free to friend me!


2. I also went to the public library and checked out a lot of books by and on the American poet Sylvia Plath.

My protagonist finds that a 'forced' 12th grade English assignment on this book opens her up to someone who 'gets' the pain she feels after the shooting death of her brother.


3. Finished reading Heidi Kling's PAINT MY BODY RED:


My YA Books Central review: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yafiction/18817-paint-my-body-red

Teaser:PAINT MY BODY RED has gut-wrenching tragedy shown with unflinching honesty and where salvation…