Book Talk 4/24/2020 Traci Kenworth


Nothing this week. I just started rereading and I’ve been down with a head cold for over a week now. Makeup supplies diminishing? How about some mascara? Blush? Foundation? Lip liner? Lipstick? Eye liner? Eye shadow? Brushes? Makeup? Hair? Planning vacation after things get back up? Need luggage? Tags? Body lotion? Body wash? Perfume? Deodorant? […]

Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/27/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://writershelpingwriters.net/2020/03/conflict-thesaurus-bad-weather/ “Conflict is very often the magic sauce for generating tension and turning a ho-hum story into one that rivets readers. As such, every scene should contain a struggle of some kind. Maybe it’s an internal tug-of-war having to do with difficult decisions, morals, or temptations. Or it […]

Book Talk 3/19/2020: What I'm Reading in YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/15/2020: What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth I’m reading Kalona’s Fall: A House of Night novella by Kristin and P.C. Cast, Uglies by Scott Westerfield, So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer, Through The Nethergate by Robbie Cheadle, Chosen by Kiersten White, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, Subject A36 by […]

Writerly Things: The Book List of 2019 and Goals for the New Year in Reading Traci Kenworth 3/9/2020


Writerly Things 1/6/20: Revised Book List I Read for 2019 and New Goals in the Year Ahead with Reading Traci Kenworth Books I Read in 2019 Traci Kenworth Days of Blood & Starlight by Laini Taylor # 1 so far YA Fantasy Experimental Film by Gemma Files Katie’s Highlander by Maeve Grayson #1 so far […]

Writerly Things 03/06/2020: Keeping it Realistic Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 11/25/19: Realistic Expectations Traci Kenworth How realistic do you expect your movies and stories to be? Hit by a Car. Fatal? Depends on the speed. I remember one lady that got hit by a car in the parking lot at work and still had to finish her day at work. Granted, the vehicle […]

Book Talk 3/3/2020: Tessa Gratton’s Strange Grace Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 1/17/2020: Tessa Gratton’s Strange Grace Traci Kenworth Strange Grace by Tessa Gratton. Margaret K. McElderry Books. Sept. 18,2018. Amazon’s Blurb: “Gloriously dark and romantic.” —Roshani Chokshi, New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen“An alluring and seductive fairy tale.” —Justina Ireland, New York Times bestselling author of Dread Nation“Horrifying, heartbreaking, and heartwarming, a lush fairy tale rooted in […]

Writerly Things 3/1/2020: How to Frequent the Bookstore (When You’re an Author in Hiding) Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 1/27/2020: How to Frequent a Bookstore When You’re an Author in Hiding Traci Kenworth Recently, I visited a mall bookstore and it got me wondering: how do other authors experience the bookstore when they’re an unknown? Do you keep you head down, minding your own business? Does the smell and the texture of […]

Book Talk 2/28/2020: Rebecca McLaughlin’s Nameless Queen Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/28/2020: Rebecca McLaughlin’s Nameless Queen (Book 1) Traci Kenworth Nameless Queen by Rebecca McLaughlin. Crown Books. Jan 2020. Netgalley. Amazon’s blurb: One girl must make a name for herself–or die trying–in this royal fantasy where an unknown peasant becomes the ultimate ruler. But how long can she keep the crown if everyone wants […]

Book Talk 2/25/2020 Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 2/14/2020: Mike Anka’s Dark Alley Traci Kenworth Dark Alley by Mike Anka. YA Drama. Austin Macauley Books Nov. 29, 2019. Netgalley. Amazon’s Blurb: Dramatic circumstances bring together two people, and there is a spark between them. She is fourteen, homeless, smart, wild, and alive. Meanwhile, he is forty, a veteran, straight and slim, […]

Book Talk 12/20/19: Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 12/20/19: Tomi Adeyemi’s Children of Blood & Bone Traci Kenworth Children of Blood & Bone by Tomi Adeyemi. Henry Holt & Co. Mar. 6, 2018. Amazon’s blurb: With five starred reviews, Tomi Adeyemi’s West African-inspired fantasy debut, and instant #1 New York Times Bestseller, conjures a world of magic and danger, perfect for fans of […]