Sorry for my absence. Real life has been pretty hectic lately. I just wanted to announce a few things that are coming up on the blog, as well as tie up a couple loose ends.
First, I don't know if I explicitly announced this or not, but the winner was revealed related to the Blog Critique Tour contest on Miss Snark's First Victim's blog, here:
Congratulations to J K Wise, and thank you to all who participated and especially those who were kind enough to leave me feedback on my own writing sample. Those comments are still being digested, and I know my writing will be better for them.
Second, I was tagged a little who ago by my good writer friend, Kim Curley, to do an interview on her blog. In case anyone missed it, you can read the interview here:
Feel free to wander around her blog and check out what else she's up to. Soon I'll be interviewing her as well, so stay tuned for that!
Third, I have a bunch of new reviews coming soon:
1. Thumbprint, a graphic novel by Joe Hill (son of the famous Stephen King and an incredible writer in his own right). I finished this one a while back but haven't written the review yet.
2. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, by Holly Black. Again, finished this one some time ago but haven't written a review yet. This was one of the books I got from BEA 2013.
3. Altered, by Gennifer Albin. This is the second book in her Crewel World series. I'm about 3/4 of the way through reading this one. This was another book I got from BEA 2013.
4. Flawed, by J. L. Spelbring. This is the second book in her Perfection series. I should be starting to read this one soon. The review will be part of a blog tour she is doing during the month of August.
5. Blackfin Sky, by Kat Ellis. This is her debut novel, and I should also be starting to read this one soon. I'm shooting to have a review for it up by the time the book debuts here in the U.S. in September.
Finally, I've been tagged to answer a few questions by fellow author and friend Nancy Tupper Ling for a blog hop she's participating in. I'll be posting the answers to the blog hop questions on my blog soon, as well as tagging two others to participate. In the meantime, you can check out what the questions are and her answers to them here on her blog, and check out other exciting things this talented author is up to:
That's all for now. Thanks for reading!