Author:Justin A. Reynolds Genre: YA Contemporary Fantasy Rating: 4/5 Stars Warnings: Themes of chronic illness, family struggles, death. REVIEW: I’ve had some ups and downs with books in my Scribbler boxes. A few piqued my interest, but I’ve had some trouble getting into them. So I didn’t have much hope for Opposite of Always except that it happened to come along at a time where, thanks to a beta reader’s novel I’d just finished, I was fully in the mood for a contemporary fantasy – a book firmly set in our world with some kind of supernatural element. In the case of Opposite of Always, that … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Self-care is gaining popularity and attention across the board. While some debate how much caring for oneself is too much, the fact remains that more and more people, from overworked employees to sleep-deprived parents to school-weary teens, are beginning to … Continue reading The Hows and Whys of Self Care
There’s a lot of freedom in writing fantasy, which is one of the reasons it’s my favorite genre. In addition to the sheer magnitude and epic fun of massive battles, cool swordplay, kingdom politics and dragons and danger, there’s also … Continue reading Fantasy Worldbuilding: Beware the Wording!
So if you’re anything like me, you have a dangerous love for office supplies. You may not actually use them, but collecting them is just as good, right? Having a planner and page tabs and spiffy pens and whiteboards gives … Continue reading Plotting Tip: FLASH CARDS!
With Camp NaNoWriMo having just ended, a lot of people are starting to discuss next steps with their novels – which means the subject of editing is once again prominent in the minds of many writers. Whether you love editing … Continue reading EDITING HACK: Setting Yourself Up For Success!
Happy July, Dreamers! In this week’s life update: I just got back two weeks ago from the amazing blessing of a vacation with two of my best friends in the magical land of Florida. This vacation was everything I hoped … Continue reading Life Lessons Learned At Disney World
Have you ever walked into a room and thought “…I can’t write here?”
Hey, everyone! Just a small heads-up in case you don’t follow me on social media (in which case you totally should!): I have a BIG announcement coming up on June 1st! It’s something I’ve been waiting to share for some … Continue reading UPCOMING ANNOUNCEMENT!
HOWDY, Y’ALL! Life has been crazy lately – to put it lightly! In April, I was editing books, beta-reading books, working with industry professionals on next steps with self-publishing, going to writing workshops and spending every waking hour talking to … Continue reading UPDATE: The Work/Life Balance
Hey everyone! I’ve been sitting on this announcement for a good while now, but I recently had another short story published in a fiction anthology! Last year, Z Publishing Press approached me to write for their Emerging Authors of Indiana … Continue reading PUBLISHING NEWS: Fantasy Anthology!