Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, guys! Somehow it’s Friday again? Not that I’m complaining, but this week kinda got away from me ( cough no blog posts cough). At least I can catch up with a good ol’ look at what I’ve been reading and writing in fifteen words or fewer:

Reading: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper
Finally read it! Feels way more epic than I expected; love the family stuff too.

Writing: “first causality of the quiz bowl road trip—somehow dinosaur-related.”
No, it’s not a time-travel. Into revisions and hoping to have draft two ready by the end of the month (gulp).

Friday Fifteen

Happy Friday, guys! I’m kind of in shock that we’re already in the middle of August–can we rewind to a Friday back in June? Until I manage to figure out how to bend the rules of space-time, here’s a look at what I’ve been reading and writing in fifteen words or fewer:

Reading: Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
‘First girl in a military school’ doesn’t even begin to cover everything here. So good!

Writing: “Spanish club doesn’t count when you only show up on days they’re making Latin-American cuisine.”
Diving back into my WIP for a first round of revisions; protagonist isn’t exactly a joiner to start off with.

Links Galore

A few mid-week links:


My Favorite YA Books and Iced Coffee: Interview with Book and a Beverage!

Iced coffee and porch reading makes for the perfect morning.

Iced coffee and porch reading makes for the perfect morning.

This week I’m over at the Book Addict‘s Guide, talking with Brittany about book recommendations, current projects, and how I keep myself hydrated while taking part in my favorite bookish activities. (I seriously sing “I love iced coffee” when I take that first essential sip.) Brittany asked such fantastic questions for her fantastic Book and a Beverage series; I had a hard time limiting my answers. And I’m so glad that Brittany is a fellow Scorpio Races fan!

Make sure to head over to the Book Addict’s Guide and check out the interview!

Friday Fifteen and Giveaway Winners

Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway for The Chance You Won’t Return this week! I liked hosting the giveaway so much, I ended up choosing two winners. They are:

Andrea T. and Julie R.!

Andrea and Julie, keep an eye out for my email so I can get your shipping info for your prizes. And everyone, thank you so much for entering. I’ll definitely do another giveaway soon, so keep checking in for your chance to win.

In the meantime, here’s a look at what I’ve been reading and writing in fifteen words or fewer:

Reading: Dark Places by Gillian Flynn
Felt more human and better crafted than Gone Girl; not a favorite, but intriguing.

Writing: They are my constant, from here to the end of the universe.
First draft of my WIP is done! Full steam ahead into the revisions!

Links Galore

Start the week with some good link-age:


Happy Amelia Earhart Day! Plus Giveaway!

Photograph showing Amelia Earhart sitting in the cockpit of an Electra airplane. (via Wikicommons)

Happy birthday, Amelia Earhart! Today would have been the famous pilot’s 118th birthday. Despite having been born over a hundred years ago and having disappeared over the Pacific seventy-eight years ago, she still fascinates and inspires the public. And, obviously, her presence and history are a big part of The Chance You Won’t Return.

What better way to celebrate Amelia Earhart’s birthday than to host a giveaway?

Enter the Rafflecopter below to win a signed copy of The Chance You Won’t Return, plus some book swag and a few extra goodies. For extra entries, follow me on Facebook and Twitter, tweet with the hashtag #TCYWRgiveaway, and comment below about where you’d go if you could travel anywhere.

Thanks to Amelia Earhart for her continued inspiration, and happy Amelia Earhart Day to all my wonderful readers!

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Note: Giveaway for US residents only. I love international readers, but postal is expensive.