Three Ways To Generate an Idea for Your Next Novel

The dreaded question for any writer - where do you get your ideas? Neil Gaiman once said “Doctors, for example, are always being asked for free medical advice, lawyers are asked for legal information, morticians are told how interesting a profession that must be and then people change the subject fast. And writers are asked … Continue reading Three Ways To Generate an Idea for Your Next Novel

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3 Movie Tie-In Book Covers : Stephen King Edition

While I was gathering inspiration for the cover of my horror novel, Gevingey, I obviously looked to the King for guidance. His books often have multiple covers, which meant multiple different ways of telling people about a story in a new or different way (which is bully for an amateur designer trying to find her … Continue reading 3 Movie Tie-In Book Covers : Stephen King Edition

Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Grace Metalious (1924 - 1964) The story of Grace's life isn't an overly happy one. She was born into a broken, impoverished home in the backwoods of New Hampshire in the middle of the Great Depression. At eighteen she married George Metalious and had her first child. Grace drank, swore and wore baggy men's clothing. … Continue reading Peyton Place by Grace Metalious

Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

Salman Rushdie Midnight's Children was Salman Rushdie's second novel, published in 1981. The novel blending magical realism and historical fiction won the Booker Prize that year. It was very uncontroversial, even being deemed the best novel of all previous winners of the Booker Prize. Salman Rushdie, a British Indian, wouldn't have such an easy time … Continue reading Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie

The Alt-Right’s Failed Attempt to Troll the Hugo Awards

You might think the world of literature and especially science fiction and fantasy, would be safe from the delusions of the alt-right. An area of writing dominated by white male authors for years, there's no way they could possibly try to say that diversity is ruining SFF. Right? In 2013, Larry Correia, an author of … Continue reading The Alt-Right’s Failed Attempt to Troll the Hugo Awards

5 Jane Eyre Quotes to Inspire You To Be Kinder To Yourself in 2019

At this time of year when it’s colder than Mars in Manitoba, disappearing into a book is a great way to be somewhere, anywhere else. One of the places I return to most often in the winter, it seems, is Thornfield Hall and the world of Jane Eyre. The setting is wild, gothic and romantic, … Continue reading 5 Jane Eyre Quotes to Inspire You To Be Kinder To Yourself in 2019

Busting Three Ridiculous Self-Publishing Myths

I’ve done a ton of research on self-publishing books in the last year. My self-published novel, Gevingey, will be coming out this February. For the past year, I’ve been diving into the world of self-publishing along with a few friends who are also on this same journey. A few things surprised me along the way … Continue reading Busting Three Ridiculous Self-Publishing Myths

7 Bookstagrammers to Follow in 2019 for Reading Inspiration

Instagram is cashing in on bibliophiles. With over 27 million pictures tagged with #bookstagram, there's a lot of book lovin' going on. That's a lot of content to look through but luckily, you have me, a book addict who is Instagram obsessed, to curate accounts for you. Here are my top seven current must-follows (in … Continue reading 7 Bookstagrammers to Follow in 2019 for Reading Inspiration