Last week I got a Tweet telling me I won another book, which brought my book winning total in the last couple of months to seven. My husband told me it was time for me to play the lottery, because apparently I was experiencing a lucky streak. “Luck affects everything; let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it, there will be a fish.” -Ovid So, luck is success born out of chance, not just… Read more »

This week Juliana Brandt touches on the difficulties of being a writer.  Turns out dealing with writer’s block, bad critiques and rejections is excellent practice for making our main characters miserable. Yup. Miserable. Because writer’s need to throw obstacles at their characters. Think about it.  What if Edward didn’t mind turning Bella into a vampire?  What if Jacob had no heroic urge to rescue klutzy Bella?  What if Bella and Edward were married by page nine? Boring. Because like William… Read more »

I love books. So when I heard that Beth Revis, an author and blogger with an indomitable spirit is offering up a mega(lodon) giveaway of books, she reeled me in. The catch is that those 19 exciting (and signed!) books are located in a waterproof case submerged underwater at the 14th tee at the Carbrook Golf Club in Brisbane, Australia. Okay so the books aren’t really there, but this video is proof that I have been smart to avoid all bodies… Read more »