This is one of those pre-post posts because I’m in Southern California today enjoying some time on the beach. Nawt! I’m working . . .kind of. Here’s what happened today.
|L to R: Me, Nancy Holder, Gretchen McNeil, Nina Berry, Suzanne Lazear|
|We were told to look spooky. I think we failed.|
Stuff about Books & Book Reviews
Also my policy on reviewing books I win is going through some major “re-thinking.” I always said that I’d review any book that I could find at least *** worth to comment on, but that I wouldn’t review those that I felt weren’t up to that level of writing. Now I’m beginning to wonder about that policy. Is that an easy way out? Is that dishonest? I’m only one reader with one very subjective opinion, so what’s the big deal if I opt out of giving a bad, but honest review? I’d love to hear your thoughts about this. What do you do when you read a book, but can’t say it merits recommending to others?
Stuff That’s Writerly
Stuff I Found Interesting
“If you think teenagers aren’t having sex, I wish you’d been my parents.” Laura Anne Giman when asked whether there was too much sex in YA.
“Horror is the literature of hopelessness; fantasy is the literature of hope.” Patricia Briggs. (Horror writer Sephira Giron disagreed!)
I’ve put Alligators Overhead up for grabs on Smashwords. Free. Free. Free. Grab an eBook. Hope you enjoy the adventure.