Yesterday I talked the real-life stories behind All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe and the importance of talking tough topics for teens. Thank you to Victoria Flanagan for her wonderful questions, and thank you to every lovely reader who was there. ❤ #sydneywritersfestival #jennife...Read more of this blog post »
So, what do they say now in order to qualify his every pronouncement? After Donald Trump’s epic dress-down of the leaders of the democratic world, we see legions of self-avowed pragmatists coming forth to right-phrase the U.S. President. They say that he did not mean what he said, or failed to sa...Read more of this blog post »
EPIC Award Finalist
Winner of the Gold Star Award at JERR"You will find yourself reading until w... Read more of this blog post »
Tomorrow is Memorial Day in the United States. For those who aren’t familiar with it, Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day and it is a day to remember those who have died while in the service of the US Armed Forces. I want to dedicate this blog post to them. These souls are some of t...Read more of this blog post »
Saturday I met with the Sacramento writer's group--I always get the acronym wrong, but bas... Read more of this blog post »
The end of last week, I went back to my ���roots��� and made a trip (driven by the son, for which ��� many thanks) to Shropshire. First stop on Thursday night was Cleobury Mortimer, where I spoke about Romans in Britain in the local church (a familiar place from way back as my Dad used to be...Read more of this blog post »
“Why do your books get better later in the series?”
Just so you know, with the pre-release nerve-wrecking crunch, I read that as “Your first books in the series are not good enough.”Read more of this blog post »
* My husband made short bread from scratch, and it was so delicious. Store bought shortbread is going to taste like cereal from now on.
* I cleaned out the guestroom closet and a friend took the debris away for her school's garage sale. Now you can walk into the closet an... Read more of this blog post »
I’m working on a novella in the Shifters Unbound series, which will be (very) short and be available at first in a boxed set called Taming the Shifter, which will be out in October. That should go on pre-order sometime in July or August.
The tentative title of my story: Tiger Striped. (Wh...Read more of this blog post »
WARNING: THIS POST IS NOTHING BUT SPOILERS.
Okay, I tried. Give it a chance, I told myself. There’s merit in the idea of putting Anne’s brutal backstory onstage and taking an honest look at the grim reality of the late 19th-century orphan’s plight. And some minor plot adjustments are to be expect... Read more of this blog post »
A parent should never have to bury a child . . .
—Stephen Adly Guirgis
At times in life, we tend to have specific visions of our future. That may include living to a ripe old age with a loving companion by our side, and all our children would have g...Read more of this blog post »
Even though it’s been well over a year since Blurred Lines and Crossing Lines were released, I still get reviews. Just like the previous ones, some love the series, some hate it, and some are in the middle.
I am so very cool with that. I feel that any strong reaction to the characters I created or...Read more of this blog post »
How do we celebrate though? That form has changed throughout the years, and so did its relevant fashion. Remembrance began to take a different shape. How... Read more of this blog post »
Over the past few days, my step-dad Dale has been having minor chest pains that were treated with aspirin up until now. Today my mom took him to the emergency room to see what the hell’s going on with his heart. Dale is still at the hospital, but Mom came home hours ago. She tol... Read more of this blog post »
So I had my first cell phone nightmare last night. I’m not talking about some frustrating episode that actually happened involving the ubiquitous little device that has taken over our lives—the kind of experience where you just can’t get the damn thing to do what it’s supposed to. I’m sure many o...Read more of this blog post »
“Just stick it in. Stop stalling and get it over with.”
“Emma, it’s not going to go in itself.”
I twist my hands in front of me and say, “Maybe it will.”
Logan gives me a pointed look. “Catheters don’t insert themselves... Read more of this blog post »
Once again it is Memorial Day, and for many it is a long weekend for camping, parties, lots of sales, and even Memorial Day cruises. There are many reasons why this day is notable. But let’s not forget the real reason – the important reason. It was set aside to remember and honor all those who... Read more of this blog post »
Now thru June 18th.
we... Read more of this blog post »
Belonging by Maria Bernard
When your soul searching getaway gets hijacked.
English Literature is Gwen Mathewson’s passion. She lives vicariously through her favourite Victorian novels. She dreams of travelling to England, the source of her obsession and has the whol... Read more of this blog post »
After four years, almost to date, I am beyond thrilled to share this book! I cherish Benjamin and Caden with all my heart and I hope you enjoy this story as much as I enjoyed writing it. It’ll be hard to move on and away from them, but it’s come time, but I cannot wait to hear every...Read more of this blog post »
If this were a political campaign for an election, I'd be cautiously pleased.
To write means... Read more of this blog post »
In June 30th, 2017 I will release RELICS (Three 13 Trilogy #1).
Eddie Esten rents a camping house online. He invites his friends Liana Ives and Gus Garcia for a fun Spring Break getaway. He and his friends stumble upon relics buried on the property grounds. As they dig them out, they unle... Read more of this blog post »
Longest Lasting Book Lights on the Market
Casket-bound or not, it is essential that the posthumous author keeps up with the latest trends in publishing. And that means reading. And that means light. Most cemeteries frown upon high voltage wires le... Read more of this blog post »
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I will not play by the rules of mediocr... Read more of this blog post »
The Billionaire’s Stepsister is now available!
I’m glad my mother found the man of her dreams, but now his CEO son Alex seems to think we’re all gold diggers of the worst kind. The first time I tried to talk to him, I was kicked out of his office and banned from the premises. We stee...Read more of this blog post »
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