White-Gloved Vampires

I love YA vampire stories and in my opinion, the biggest hurdle authors with protagonist vampires have to jump is the vampire diet. What I’m going to be specifically looking at is how author’s ‘white-glove’ their vampire heroes. I couldn’t find an official definition for the term white-gloved, but what I mean by that is that the main character is innocent of guilt while participating … Read More

A Bit of Poetry

My brain was in a rhyming mood this morning and I wrote two poems instead of working on my stories with due dates. So I thought I’d share the two best ones with you guys! Without further ado here are the fruits of my morning.   Darkness Do you ever wonder what your mind might sing, or your ears might draw, if you couldn’t see? … Read More

Three Dark Crowns

Around a year ago (seems to be a reoccurring theme with me) a friend of mine said “Jen, awesome guru of YA novels, can you please give me some suggestions of what to read next?” – Paraphrasing. I responded with, “Oh gods yes, how much time do you have?” She had five minutes so instead of listing them all then and there I went home … Read More

Defining Failure and Success

Hi Again! The end of this year is fast approaching. In fact, we only have 55 days until the bells of midnight ring, the ball drops, and the new year is upon us. So I thought I’d take stock of my 2017. I started this blog over a year ago, and felt full of energy and determination. The beginning went kinda like this: First Day: … Read More