Star Wars VII, Books, Movies Based on Books, and Vice-Versa

Yesterday, the official cast for Star Wars VII was announced over at StarWars.com.  The "Big Three" will be back, as well as a cast of new faces, most of whom I hadn't even heard of except for Andy Serkis, who played Gollum in Lord of the Rings and Captain Haddock in Tintin.  I wonder who … Continue reading Star Wars VII, Books, Movies Based on Books, and Vice-Versa

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It’s Abby and Tom!

A few weeks ago, I asked YWS user rawrified to draw Abby and Tom from Secrets in Seaport.  The end product is absolutely, positively gorgeous!   Thank you, rawrified, for helping to bring my characters to life as only an artist can!

Allison the Writer vs. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: The “Glass Bubble”

In my research for my previous post about Newbery Medals, I read a highly thought-provoking quote from Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, the author if 'Shiloh' and the 'Alice' books, both of which I strongly denounce (in the context of "antonym of 'recommend'", courtesy of the thesaurus). When confronted in an interview with some alleged concerns towards … Continue reading Allison the Writer vs. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor: The “Glass Bubble”