Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher My rating: 4 of 5 stars Hannah Baker has committed suicide, and rather than leaving a note, she leaves a series of cassette tapes meant to tell her story and identify the key people in her life who’ve pushed her to make this decision. There are thirteen tapes in [...]

February 27th, 2012|

Revision Notes from Rick Moody

If only I'd learned to be a better note-taker throughout my life... I've said it a few times over the years, so when I joined the many other Antioch MFA students last December to listen to Rick Moody talk about Revision and Imagination during our residency, I tried my best to take awesome notes. And [...]

February 27th, 2012|

Second Sight by Cheryl B. Klein

Second Sight: An Editor's Talks on Writing, Revising, and Publishing Books for Children and Young Adults by Cheryl B. Klein My rating: 5 of 5 stars A compilation of lectures given by professional editor, Cheryl B. Klein, Second Sight is one of the best craft books I’ve read. It was entertaining and easy-to-follow—I felt like [...]

February 9th, 2012|