I like all the books I read (and write!) to have at least a little romance. I love romance! I like my romance on the side of an epic adventure, or a little edgy, or funny. I don’t usually like my romance super-sentimental, sugary sweet. But there’s one time of year when I crave all the gooey, lovey-dovey stories … Christmas!
Specifically, I like holiday romance novels—the equivalent of the Christmas movies on the Hallmark channel. I only watch movies like that once a year, and I want to read all the wholesome romance this time of year, too. But only if it has wintry, holiday themes.
Like what, you ask? Towns called Christmas. Or towns that have over-the-top holiday fes...
Tuesday November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday! This is a global day of giving, always the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
Small Business Saturday.
There are SO many worthy charities to choose from for your holiday giving. If you want to support writers, storytelling, educational programs, and literacy, here are just a few literary nonprofits to consider—with a snapshot of what they’re about, in their own words!
We Need Diverse Books
About: We Need Diverse Books™ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and a grassroots organization of children’s book lovers that advocates essential changes in the publishing industry to produce and promote literature t...
I read a lot. About two books a week—I’m at 46 books so far this year (with two in progress). Naturally I come across a lot of fabulous books in my reading, and the next best thing to discovering a wonderful book is sharing that book with others. Or maybe sharing it is the best thing. It’s a really good feeling.
I’ve put together my very top book recommendations from the last two to three years of voracious reading. I’m not including the classics (BRIDGE TO TERABITHIA and ENDER’S GAME are still closest to my heart)—this is in answer to the “I’m looking for a new book” inquiries.
You’ll notice most of this list is YA (“Young Adult”) titles. Yup. I love storytelling most...