BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for the children’s picture book written by Patty Costello and illustrated by Diane Cojocaru, Catalina and the King’s Wall. The tour will run from May 3 – May 31, 2018. About the Book Title: Catalina and the King’s Wall Author: Patricia Costello Illustrated by: Diane Cojocaru… Continue reading Catalina and the King’s Wall: Blog Tour, Review & Giftcard Giveaway!
I read an excellent thread on twitter here by literary agent Naomi Davis, about setting goals, but in a way that doesn’t set you up for failure. I’m keeping it in mind as I list some goals for 2018. Continue querying my first manuscript. Whether I get an agent this year or not, I’m just going… Continue reading 2018 Goals
I think I’m getting better at snatching moments. I’m a stay at home mom, and that may elicit different reactions from different people. I enjoy what I do, which involves the “work” of keeping up with my sons’ school lives and events and meetups. I don’t always cook homemade meals, and the house is rarely… Continue reading Snatching Moments | Writer’s Life
Hello! For part two of this topic, I’m going to focus on writing and motivation. While you’re querying, keep writing! Do you have any other story ideas up your sleeve? I feel like I have too many story ideas now. That’s not the case for every writer. You might be in a slump, or still… Continue reading Things to Do While Querying Your Novel: Part 2
The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is the first book I’ve read by Maggie Stiefvater, even though I’ve followed her on twitter for a long time and was a fan of her writing tips and humor. This book did not disappoint. I can clearly see how talented she… Continue reading Book Review: The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Hello everyone! After a very long writing process filled with revisions and critiques, I’m at the point where I’ve decided to finally start querying my children’s story. For the past year and a half, I’ve read all about needing patience and thick skin while querying. I’ve tried to brace myself for the journey and remind… Continue reading Things to Do While Querying Your Novel: Part 1
The Voyage to Magical North by Claire Fayers My rating: 5 of 5 stars Wow. I had this book on my tbr for awhile, and I’m so glad I finally read it. Now added to my favorites! A swashbuckling adventure, but so much more than that. I laughed. I was awed. I loved the world… Continue reading Book Review: The Voyage to Magical North