Look I’m Doing Beautiful People!

Howdy! So, I've been meaning to do Beautiful People ever since I discovered Cait's blog forever ago, but have never gotten around to it. But now I'm in the middle of summer school finals and I'm really stressed and I haven't given an actual writing update or anything in forever. So I figured I'd introduce … Continue reading Look I’m Doing Beautiful People!

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The Words We Say

Howdy! Today I wanted to talk about something a little controversial. Cursing in books. Especially those books by professed Christian authors. Now I'm fully aware this is a hotly debated topic in some circles. It seems there are a few standard answers. A. No cursing at all. Get it out. B. Some is ok as … Continue reading The Words We Say

Review: Adela’s Curse by Claire Banschbach

Allison gave a lovely review of Adela’s Curse over on her blog today! Check it out! 🙂

Allison the Writer

I read this book as part of a review exchange with the amazing Claire Banschbach, published author of two other YA fantasy novels, The Rise of Aredor and The Wildcat of Braeton.  She kindly reviewed my novelette, Secrets in Seaport, and the wonderful things she had to say about it immensely relieved much of the low book-esteem I’ve been suffering with since publishing it. 🙂

An original story of love, conflict, adventure, and chock-full of mythical creatures, Adela’s Curse has to be one of the cleanest YA fantasy novels I’ve read in a while.  Adela, a happy young faery, is tricked by a pair of conniving “mortals,” who bind her to them with dark sorcery and force her to use her magical powers to suit their twisted agendas.  Adela is forced to do whatever they tell her – or die.  And every faery fears death above all…

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