Be sure to check in this Thursday, October 15th for the biggest announcement of my writing career thus far! You’ll also understand why I haven’t been posting much on here. Anyone care to venture a guess?
One of my favorite movies of all time is Catch Me If You Can. It doesn’t really fit in a genre – it’s action-packed, funny, emotional, intense… the genre I put it in is called Fun. Just plain old fun. And… it was a book first, written by our very own Frank Abagnale, Jr. Or Frank Connors,Continue reading “Catch This Book as Soon as You Can”
First off, thank you all so much for the warm congratulations for adopting our daughter. Sarabeth and I were very warmed by your support and enthusiasm. Part of Katherine’s name is based off of Katniss from The Hunger Games (just look at her initials). Some people might mock us for our obsessiveness over a teen book (punContinue reading “Ranking the Dystopian Teen Novels”
Wow! John Grisham starts his writing career off with a wallop, and a hard act to follow. Racism, threats, juicy courtroom drama, murder, revenge, and controversy. As solid and enthralling as this work of fiction is, it wasn’t the book that launched Grisham into his superstar status, believe it or not. That doesn’t happen untilContinue reading “The Grisham Challenge Book 1: A Time to Kill”
If you were to ask me who my favorite fiction writer is, by default I would have to say John Grisham, probably because I’ve read more of his books than any other fiction author. That’s not to say others don’t live up. Suzanne Collins hasn’t written as many books, even though I’ve read all eightContinue reading “The John Grisham Challenge”
Last month I made an unusual New Year’s resolution for someone as widely-read as myself: It was to read less. It’s been a challenge limiting my book intake in order to focus on my writing. So in honor of my resolution to spend less time reading, I have to be even more selective of the booksContinue reading “Why Fiction?”
So you know when you’re fifteen, you’re at that awkward stage where your parents still think you’re a kid and it seems like they’re prohibiting you from crossing over into adulthood? Or how about how you’re not quite old enough to hang out with sixteen-year-olds because they’re all out driving their cars with other licensed drivers?Continue reading “A Sneak Peek at My New Teen Book”