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Review of Debut YA Dystopian Novel: The Light Thief

Let me introduce you to a brand new dystopian novel by debut author David Webb. Book Synopsis The sun is dead. Humanity has moved deep underground. The Lightbringers have reinvented electricity. Their presence offers reassurance. But some prefer the shadows. Aniya Lyons has never forgiven the Lightbringers for the abduction of her brother. She’s overjoyed… Continue reading Review of Debut YA Dystopian Novel: The Light Thief

About My Writing, My Writing Journey, Personal Life Tidbits

What Some Writers Do When They Should be NaNoing

I convinced myself over the last couple months to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), but I didn't have time to plan and prep like I would have liked. This, for someone who thought they were mostly a panster only to realize they are NOT, was a huge mistake. I struggled for the first… Continue reading What Some Writers Do When They Should be NaNoing

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Congratulations to Any Good Thing & Joy E. Rancatore!

Many of you have heard of The Book Designer and the contest run each month for e-book covers. An author, publisher, or book designer can submit an e-book cover to be critiqued and judged. The winners in Fiction and Nonfiction Categories are featured, and several others in each category who were in the running for… Continue reading Congratulations to Any Good Thing & Joy E. Rancatore!

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#BlogBattle: Harp

Well, well, well! #BlogBattle has drifted into November like a dusting of snow in fall. Actually, that’s what really happened at my house a week or so ago! It was more like an inch and a half than a dusting, though. Anywho! Our word this month is HARP! What have you got?

Oh, and you NaNoWriMo folk, I challenge you to add the Blog Battle word to your WIP!



November 2019 Blog Battle

Our word this month is:


You can start writing at any time, but make sure you post your story by the 30th of the month to have your story shared here and on social media.

Once you’ve posted your story to your blog, put a link to it in the comments section, and we’ll add your story to the Battle Stories Line-up post.

Make sure to check back and read some of the stories of your fellow battlers. Leave comments to encourage these writers, and share each other’s stories!

Basic Rules:

The Prompt Word will be given the First Tuesday of Every Month.

Post your story by the 30th of the Same Month.


  1. 1000 words max (give or take a few)
  2. fictional tale (or true if you really want)
  3. Any genre that fits within PG-13 (or less) Content – let’s keep this family friendly!

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Review of Strayborn by E.E. Rawls

As promised! Here is my review of Strayborn, the book I told you about earlier this week and interviewed the author for! Strayborn has all the boxes checked for a great series starter and five stars from me. As YA fantasy that is appropriate for young ya readers, I get the impression the whole series… Continue reading Review of Strayborn by E.E. Rawls