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November 16, 2019

The destruction of the Republic is planned as a side note to the ongoing conflict of the First Order hunting Finn and Rey for the map to Luke Skywalker. Nothing Finn or Rey have done up to this point prompts the First Order to destroy the Republic. In fact, the First O...

June 7, 2019

We don't need to be the heroes out to save the world to make a difference in it. There's no dragon to fight in a battle you make up for yourself. You can still make a difference, in a small or big way, just by sharing your words. Writers, most of all, have this...

August 31, 2018

When you tell someone that you like to read (as all writers should, and usually do), their first response is usually somewhere along the lines of, “Oh! What’s your favorite book?”

Now, they mean well. We all mean well when we’re asking someone for their favorite of this...

June 22, 2018

I've been told for most of my life that I am a strong, confident young woman. This is not true. If I appear strong, it is because I am afraid of looking weak. If I appear confident, it is to live up to the expectation that I am. Most of the time, I am constantly worryi...

April 6, 2018

I am sharing this story with you, no matter how embarrassing and shameful, because I believe that all of us have something, large or small, which is culturally appropriative. It may be a physical item, or it may be something we have written down. In the past, I have se...

February 16, 2018

What is the goal of college? Is it to create well-rounded, thoughtful adults? To teach youthful teenagers the responsibilities and sorrows of adulthood? To build up intelligent workers for the labor force? To further the goal of empirical research? Or to fund the feder...

January 12, 2018

One of my New Years resolutions for 2018 is not to pick favorites anymore, so instead of declaring which of these vastly different books was the best, I decided to round up the most compelling Characters I read this year and share with you all what I learned from them....

December 21, 2017

The Last Jedi had a lot of great things going for it, including a wonderfully diverse cast of main characters, a female protagonist, and several VERY cool fight scenes. It is not the worst movie ever made, nor is it the worst Star Wars movie ever made (looking at you A...

December 1, 2017

November has been a busy month! Rather than a regular blog post this week, though I have several in progress, I thought I'd give a quick update on what's going on in my writing life.

First: NaNoWriMo

I lost! For National Novel Writing Month, where you are challenged to w...

November 3, 2017

Hello all! I have a few blog posts in process, but this week I want to talk about something I'm really excited about: One of my favorite self-published authors was picked up just last month for a traditional-publishing contract with HarperTeen! Because blogging is not...

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