New Adult: A Reader’s/Writer’s Perspective

I’ve seen and heard many people ask the question: what is the difference between young adult and new adult novels? A very understandable question since there are many aspects and topics addressed in the two genres that overlap. So, since I write and read both genres, I thought I write a post that explains the … Continue reading New Adult: A Reader’s/Writer’s Perspective

The Strength of Characters: Esther M. Friesner Novels

I have always been drawn to strong female characters. I can relate to them. I can understand the battles they face. I even wish to be more like them in strength. During these pass couple of months, I have found the strength of character in four historical, young adult novels, all of which are by Esther … Continue reading The Strength of Characters: Esther M. Friesner Novels

Words of Battle

A few days ago, I finished writing my first draft of a battle scene for my next manuscript. I thought finding the right words would come easily after writing and revising Death Island. However, I guess it has been so long that I forgot how difficult the process can become. It’s like playing chess, except … Continue reading Words of Battle

Words of Encouragement

Writing, at times, can be difficult. I’ll admit it. Like any relationship, it has its ups and downs. Actually, writing a book is, in itself, a relationship. You pour your love and care into the pages, watching the manuscript grow day by day into something beautiful. And through this relationship, you learn lessons. Some come … Continue reading Words of Encouragement