Tag Archives: young adult

Teaser Tuesday: Talking Characters, Literally…

23 Mar

So, I decided to go ahead and talk Feather Book Series characters today. Why not throw in a few fun pics of what I see as Elle, Edgar, Sam, and Margriete, shall we?

 

Estella

 

Estella, Estella… What a sad little soul, ha ha.

And yes, Julianne Hough is the closest thing I can think of!! This is fun (or is it funny?)

 

 

Edgar

Poor dark Edgar…

 

And yes, James McAvoy (I just love him!)

 

 
 
 
Sam

 
Yep, Sam. Cool, calm and collected, Sam…

 

No one better than Brian Greenberg

 
 
 

Margriete


 

The Best Friend…

Emmanuelle Chriqui

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Manic Monday: Another Year Older? That’s a Good Reason to be Manic…

22 Mar
  
Happy Birthday?
  

I’m finally at that age where you start realizing that you really are getting older. At first you don’t see it coming… You aren’t getting wrinkles yet, you can still live off three hours of sleep, your metabolism manages to rebound after a long weekend, and life still surprises you…

 

Well, life will always surprise me, but that whole metabolism thing is definitely out the window. Two words: Rice Cakes…

 

So long Girl Scout cookies,

 

Tagalongs,

 

mint chocolate wafers,

 

and especially those coconut things…

 

Nice try, but cupcakes are nothing more than a beautiful reminder of what once was my waist-line… Oh well, right? I guess I have other things to look forward to: Social Security, Depends, and of course Ensure for my future toothless grin.

  

But…

  

Then again…

 

I’m only 26!

 

So I guess that means there’s still a beer in order. And if I play my card right, maybe a New York Times Bestselling Book…

 

Happy Birthday, Me; and may all my dreams come true!

 
(and thank goodness for my future Botox… someday…)
Check out my new series Knight Angels

Weekend Makings: New Websites!

1 Mar

New Websites!

All day I have been madly working, and I mean ALL day (got up at 5:00am and it’s now 12:15) I’m not quite finished with them, because eventually they will have their own web addresses:

featherbookseries.com (still has the old one up)
knightangels.com

but you can still see what I’ve got so far here!

Knight Angels
Feather Book Series

Also, check out my friends: The Emerald Talisman

Brenda just entered the ABNA (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award) and made it to the second round! She is now awaiting the next cut coming at the end of March. I am very excited for Brenda, and she deserves this! Trust me. Leave her a few good comments and make sure you watch her progress!

Manic Monday: More Things to do with Books!

22 Feb

Still looking for more things to do with that collection of books? Well, stick with me and I’ll never let you down! The above photo shows books hung by strings. This utilizes space in a completely new way. If you’re one of those lucky enough to have your own library, this would be a great addition to an empty corner. This also applies for any corner!

In a children’s room perhaps? So cute!

Not willing to ruin your books?

Try going to the local Good Will store and peruse their selection. It’s likely you can pick up a few books for 25 cents, and you won’t feel so guilty stabbing a drill through beloved stories.

What you need:

Heavy duty cotton twine (Colorful ribbon works great, too!!!! Especially in a kids room! raid the sale bin at your local craft store.)

Books

A little hook to hang from ceiling.

Drill with a bit long enough to go the depth of your longest book.

What to do:

Take your book and center drill on cover. Drill (Slowly please. No need to burn down the house)

Take your ribbon and tie a knot. Lace through hole you made (if you use a length of wire and fold it in half, you can use it as a needle, especially for thick ribbon) let the book rest on knot. You can make another knot on the other side of you like, it does look neat if ribbon was your choice.

Repeat and hang on ceiling hook! Viola!!

Sunday Means Revisiting the Past…

21 Feb

So, I pulled out the beginning of a book I stared over a year ago and never got around to finishing. For the last week, the Knight Angels book has been off for editing, and I’ve been left mulling around the house–very bored.
 
That was, until I found this book…
 
This week, I will be starting my very own Novel Writing Month. Typically November is National Novel Writing Month, and I did love NaNoWriMo. It was this past November that I got the first draft down for Knight Angels, after all.
 
So, from tomorrow, February 22nd, ’till March 22nd (My Birthday!) I’m going to be re-visiting that frantic month of writing and delving into this partially written (partially drawn, by me) Children’s Chapter book…
The Moonlight Manor!

Friday Book Trailers!!

19 Feb

Yay! Just what I needed in the middle of the week – a break from books! Well, sort of.

I decided that today I wanted to talk about book trailers! I recently made two new trailers for my new series, which I will share below, but there are so many other trailers out there as well! I’ve decided to compile the trailers to some of my favorite books, also…
 

First Mine:

My Other Favorites!

I like this trailer because it was a Teen Choice Award Winner for Fallen…
 
 
Official Fallen trailer…
 
 
 
Because I loved these books!!! The Hunger Games…
 
 
Blue bloods…
 

Organize The Proper Way to Organize Your Bookshelf!

11 Feb

  

How To Properly Organize That Shelf!!!

Don’t we all love our books! And how we LOVE to have them out on the open all day long, there to remind us to read them, or simply bask in the story they told! I have often pondered over the best way to organize a book shelf, and I have come to one simple conclusion…

 
Organizing by content is close to impossible.
  
This is why I love the idea of organizing by color. When I think of books, it’s never the author I remember, or even the name, but often it’s the color. I am a very visual person, and therefore this works best for me, even if it does place a series of three books apart from one another. Like Harry Potter, all over the place.
 
Chaos is order for some 🙂
 
But if it’s alphabetical your after, don’t fret. That offers an array of randomly ordered books. But there are many way to organize your shelf, all unique to you! Here are some ideas: 

 

1. Color
– course you have to have plenty of books. The issue I always run into is that most of mine are violet because of the type, but still, so unique!!!
 
2. Characters
– place them in order from favorite to least fav.
– or most villainous to least villainous
  
3. Star Rating! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
– I like this one. Get a sheet of those little gold stars and when you’re done reading a book, rate it by placing the appropriate star count on the spine!! Then you’ll always know what you thought!!  
 
4. Alphabetical
– truly classic, and an easy go to.
 
 
5. Random Disarray!
– Nothing wrong with liking it random! Just make sure you’re taking care of those beautiful works of art! They are important to us all!!!