J. Grace Pennington

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I am a storyteller. I capture stories from my mind with a pen, from life with a camera, and from books with my voice. Here, you can learn more about my stories, or perhaps get my help in telling yours.

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In Case You’re Interested

As I wrap up the publication of Implant, I am finding that this whole process never gets easier. This is my fourth time around, and people still miss deadlines, and there are still technical difficulties all the way along the line, and I still miss hundreds of typos on my first few editing passes.

The problem is, no two times are quite the same. I must have different technological difficulties with each book. Each story has its own share of challenges.

The idealist side of me wants to say “But of course, each time has its own blessings, too!”

But … Keep reading

Not So Much a Review as a Pondering

A few days ago, I went to see Paper Towns. A few days before, I read the book. I did both because, as those who know me are aware, I’m a big fan of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars (not so much a fan of the teenage premarital sex, but I ignore that part). The Paper Towns movie, however, was not as good as The Fault in Our Stars. It wasn’t even as good as the book, which also wasn’t as good as The Fault in Our Stars.

Honestly, Paper Towns felt more like a mediocre sequel than … Keep reading

If I Have to Read This Book One More Time…

…I don’t even know what I’ll do. Go crazy. Delete the entire thing. Maybe even swear off writing for ever.

As I rush through the very final stages of editing Implant I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve gone over this book. I enjoy a good re-read as much as the next bibliophile, but the same work five times in two weeks is just a little bit overkill. I practically have this memorized. I’m absolutely sick of it.

And yet, I still find that it makes me smile.

I’m rushing along, going over this chapter with a fine-toothed … Keep reading

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