Tag: J.K. Rowling

Finding friends in books.

I remember the first time I read To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I was in eighth grade and going through a rough time. My best friend had just decided that she didn’t want to be my pal, let alone my best one. I…

Yoda. Snooki. Stephen King. And Dealing With Rejection.

Last night I learned that an editor declined to publish the novel I’m working on. No. No. No. Don’t feel pity for me. Don’t. I’m fine! Seriously. This isn’t my first rejection. It won’t be my last.  Rejection is part of the job. It’s…

Reading Like I’m 13 – Or Books 3 and 4 on my shelf

I’m on a book reading binge. I do this every year…usually around this time. Typically, I’m a slow reader. I take my time. But right now I’m tearing through books like crazy. Honestly, it makes my writing better. It’s part of the job. I…

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