Book Talk 3/27/2020: Roll-Over in What I’m Reading for YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/27/2020: Roll-Over into What I’m Reading for YA Traci Kenworth I’m reading Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw, Saving Grace by Tessa Gratton, Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard, Sightwitch by Susan Dennard, Court of Assassins by Sarah J. Maas, Dark Alley by Mike Anka, Down Among the Sticks and the Bones by Seanan McGuire, Nameless […]

Book Talk 3/27/2020: Additions to YA Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/27/2020: Additions to What I’m Reading in YA Traci Kenworth Hood by Jenny Elder Moke. I know, a short, short list of additions. I’ve got so many in the rotation right now, trying to keep up. How are things for you at home? Safe, I hope. We are hanging in there. Watching the […]

Writerly Things 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/16/2020: YA Writing Tips Traci Kenworth Looking for some tips for YA writing? The following instances may help you especially when you’re stuck or facing that blank page and unsure of what to write about. Prompts. These seem to help YA writing a lot. In truth, ANY writing. Prompts give us something to […]

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 […]

Book Talk 3/12/2020: Sarah J. Maas's The Throne of Glass Book 1 Traci Kenworth


Book Talk 3/12/2020: Sarah J. Maas’s The Throne of Glass Traci Kenworth The Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. Bloomsbury YA. Aug. 7, 2012. Amazon blurb: After serving out a year of hard labor in the salt mines of Endovier for her crimes, 18-year-old assassin Celaena Sardothien is dragged before the Crown Prince. Prince […]

Five Links 3/6/2020 Traci Kenworth


Five Links 3/6/2020 Traci Kenworth Writing: 1. https://killzoneblog.com/2020/03/whats-the-best-way-to-discover-your-story.html “Not many people know that the decades-long feud between the Hatfields and McCoys started at a writers conference. The head of the Hatfield clan was an outliner. McCoy was a pantser. They were on a panel together and things got heated. Then the shooting started. In those […]

Book Talk 3/6/2020: Susan Dennard’s Bloodwitch


Book Talk 3/6/2020: Susan Dennard’s Bloodwitch Traci Kenworth Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard. Tor Teen Feb. 20, 2019. Amazon’s blurb: Susan Dennard’s New York Times bestselling, young adult epic fantasy Witchlands series continues with the story of the Bloodwitch Aeduan.Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop a bloodthirsty horde of […]

Writerly Things 3/1/2020: How YA Authors Influenced My Writing Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 3/2/2020: How YA Authors Influenced My Writing Traci Kenworth Have you ever wondered how you came to write in a certain genre, or age group? The following is how I came to start writing YA. Pull up a chair and listen. The first Author I can Recall Reading. When I was growing up […]

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 […]

Writerly Things 2/27/2020: Reaffirming Goals Traci Kenworth


Writerly Things 2/3/2020: Reaffirming Goals Traci Kenworth Okay, so it’s February and some time’s slipped through your fingers in regards to your goals. That’s okay! It’s fine! You can always reaffirm your goals at any time. I like to take stock on things when Feb. hits to see how I’m doing. Faith. I’ve been trying […]