Blog

Reviews

Independence Day

About a week ago, I was at a coffee place celebrating a friend’s birthday. I’d had a rough day, and when I spotted a dollar theater next door, I impulsively texted my boyfriend, “Want to drive over and see a super late movie with me?” He did, and we saw Independence Day 2. It was decent, for what it was,…

Continue Reading

Reading, Writing

Guest Post–A Firmament Fan’s Look at August Howitz

Well, I didn’t say anything in the last post about analyzing everyone’s favorite Austrian space pilot, but considering it’s the month of August it seemed only appropriate! Grace brought it up to me that how could we miss an opportunity to write continue the series with a breakdown of the beautiful character that is August. And since I would write…

Continue Reading

Writing

The Month of August

Yes, I know the month of August is almost over. I meant to do this post earlier in the month, but I’ve been not only working full time and dating and trying to keep up with friends, but I’ve been working on getting the fourth Firmament book published, I’m working on two other writing projects, I have a new audiobook…

Continue Reading

Reading, Writing

Guest Post–A Firmament Fan’s Look at Eagle Crash

Greetings once again! It’s Firmament‘s biggest fan here to share with you all the reasons you don’t love Eagle Crash enough. Yet. I’ve already explained why you have to love Andi and her father Doctor Lloyd but Eagle Crash has a charm all his own. Character Type Crash is introduced as a lovable, brash, cocky, charming character who smiles his…

Continue Reading

Writing

You Know You’re a Real Author When…

…someone writes fanfiction of your series. Okay, so it was my sister who wrote the fanfiction, but hey! Still! I have my very own fanfic! She showed this to me back when she wrote it, and recently posted it on her website. I really enjoyed giving it another read-through. I’m a big, well, fan of fanfiction, so to have some…

Continue Reading

Reading, Writing

A Firmament Fan’s Look at Andi Lloyd

Today I am proud to feature a special guest post by my talented sister Hope Pennington, whose book FairyTale will be released soon! I enjoyed reading her assessment of the main character of the Firmament series, and I hope you will, too. I’ve invited her to write a few more of these character studies over the next weeks, so stay…

Continue Reading

Blog Tour

Deja Vu

Haven’t I promoted Red Rain before? Well, seeing as you can’t have too much of a good book, here I am doing it again! Read on for details about the book and the blog tour… Good morning, Ladies and Gents! Welcome aboard Flight 74 heading for the Red Planet, Mars. Please strap on your seat belts because this promises to…

Continue Reading

Giveaways, Reviews

Read-to-Win!

Some of you may remember last year’s Read-to-Win event on the Homeschooled Authors website. It was a blast, with featured books, prizes, and interviews to help you get to know your favorite homeschooled authors better. Well, this year we’re gearing up for the event again, with a few tweaks! I’m excited to be featuring Implant, my young adult dystopia novel,…

Continue Reading

Life, Writing

How Else are You Supposed to Hold Up Your Books?

One of my favorite movies ever is The Secret Life of Walter Mitty–the new one, with Ben Stiller. (I have the ticket stub in my wallet still to remind me to get out there and stop dreaming and start living, but that’s neither here nor there.) Aside from being incredibly inspiring, it’s just brilliantly executed. The storytelling is excellent. But…

Continue Reading

Writing

Yes, But Why?

Show, don’t tell. It’s been hammered into our brains through every English class, creative writing course, and book for aspiring novelists. Always they tell us “show, don’t tell” until we can’t unhear or forget the words. Until they become mere sounds and we discount them due to familiarity. Like when someone says “eat healthy” or “Jesus loves you.” Sometimes we…

Continue Reading