Monthly Archives: May 2016

Rant: on DNF Reviews

I get twitchy and maybe a little stabby every time I see a DNF (did not finish) review for a contemporary YA, or any novel, where the MC was a terrible person in the beginning, and the person didn’t keep reading for this reason. Um… If the character was perfect, conflict would be a little […]
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Rant: Teens Aren’t Dumb (the mini version)

Psst. Teens aren’t dumb. 90% of the teens I know could handle my TV and logins better than me. When I need an App for something specific, I ask the teens I know. And they have always steered me well. So, why, why, WHY would anyone feel the need to “dumb down” a book for them […]
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In Brief: Maintaining Perspective in Publishing

The older I get the less I believe in correct and incorrect decisions. I’m not saying I don’t look back at my “regular life” and my “writing life” and go – WHAT THE VERY HELL WAS I THINKING??? But I will say that most often, I remember WHY I made a given decision at a […]
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