Abria Mattina's Blog

September 21, 2014

You may have noticed that with the exception of a review I posted as part of a tour with TLC, I’ve been on a...


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Published on September 21, 2014 15:24 • 145 views

September 15, 2014

I had mixed feelings about Early Decisionby Lacy Crawford when I first saw the cover. The image is blurred, the figure of the girl...


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Published on September 15, 2014 21:38 • 53 views

August 5, 2014

After a quiet June, July couldn’t have been more exciting for me. For the first time in a long time, I read more nonfiction...


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Published on August 05, 2014 07:00 • 42 views

July 29, 2014

Writing is a pretty lonely job, because in between crit sessions and beta reads you’re on your own, working away with a notebook or...


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Published on July 29, 2014 07:27 • 43 views

July 27, 2014

Last week I had a conversation with my best friend about how my blog, my blogging style, and my attitudes have changed this summer....


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Published on July 27, 2014 05:30 • 44 views

July 25, 2014

I fear that the best years are behind me I’ve had this fear a number of times throughout my life. It usually surfaces as...


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Published on July 25, 2014 05:00 • 42 views

July 23, 2014

I was seriously disappointed the first time I picked up a book about a character with my condition: scoliosis. It was Deenie by Judy...


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Published on July 23, 2014 09:44 • 49 views

July 21, 2014

I have an aspirational love affair with minimalism I love minimalist home design. Clean counters, perfectly organized, uncluttered shelves. Desks that looks like Ikea...


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Published on July 21, 2014 05:00 • 34 views

July 20, 2014

I stumbled upon this fun questionnaire from The Girl Who Would Be an Author via The Writing Cafe. It seemed like a fun way...


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Published on July 20, 2014 07:00 • 59 views

July 19, 2014

When I began planning and preparing for the launch of my second book, a companion novella calledLove Among Pigeons,I sent out a lot of...


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Published on July 19, 2014 05:33 • 42 views