A Little Birthday Treat for Everyone

When it’s your birthday, you’re expected to bring cupcakes to work with you (I always thought it should be the other way around, but whatever). However, I try to play by the rules. So, consider this portion of chapter 1 of my book These Great Affects like a tray of cupcakes. Enjoy and pick up your copyContinue reading “A Little Birthday Treat for Everyone”

Review A YA Novel: “These Great Affects”

“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? That was a terrible age. And it was an even worse age for me than others because that was the year I killed my first love.Continue reading “Review A YA Novel: “These Great Affects””


Do you want your name (and/or blog) published in a book? A chance for a video of you to be posted for thousands to see? Bragging rights to be the first to read possibly the next big teen book to hit Kindles all over campus? Here’s the rub. In several weeks I’ll be completing my newContinue reading “ATTENTION ALL TEENS AND TEACHERS!”

Warnings From the Future Dead

Upon my second reading of the Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, I am convinced more than ever that every teen needs to read this brilliant series. Aside from the fact that it’s filled with symbolism that English teachers relish, there’s not a single bad word (God’s name isn’t even taken in vain once), and sex isContinue reading “Warnings From the Future Dead”

The Questions Teen Books Ask

Teen books seem to be the fad today. From Twilight to Pretty Little Liars, kids, teenagers, and adults alike are pouring into this up-and-coming phenomenon of young adult fiction novels. Many, like the aforementioned are damaging to young hearts and minds and serve as nothing more than gateways into the darker territories of adult romance books,Continue reading “The Questions Teen Books Ask”

Discuss: The Hunger Games: Is It Going Too Far?

 It’s hard to ignore all the buzz that’s going around about the movie coming out this weekend, based off of the mega top-selling book by Suzanne Collins. Hunger Games tells the story of Katniss  Everdeen who lives with her mom and sister in post-America. When the districts attempted to rise up against the Captitol longContinue reading “Discuss: The Hunger Games: Is It Going Too Far?”