Tag: Harry Potter

Can You Ever Buy Too Many Books? (answer: no)

Can You Ever Buy Too Many Books? (answer: no)

So I’ve realized I have a problem. A big problem… A book buying problem. Here’s the issue: I work across the street from a Barnes and Noble. Let that sink in for a moment… I promise that until a couple months ago I never went […]

#HarryPotter20

#HarryPotter20

I got a little teary-eyed on Monday. To be honest, I think the whole internet did. If you type the hashtag #HarryPotter20 into twitter you will see thousands (probably hundreds of thousands) of tweets from people of all ages, races, and nationalities talking about the […]

Hit the “Send” Button

Hit the “Send” Button

I’ve sent out the first round of queries for Adelaide. The process before querying is so time intensive. The initial idea. Research. Writing the book. Edits. Drafts. Writing the query letter and synopsis. Edits. Drafts. Finding agents you want to send to… Then you send it […]

Fearing the Known: The Terrors of Outlines

Fearing the Known: The Terrors of Outlines

I know, that should say, “Fearing the Unknown.” But I’m not fearing that. In my new book, currently called, Adelaide, I’m doing something I’ve never done before… I’m outlining. And it’s making me anxious. I’ve never outlined before. I didn’t do it for papers in school […]

Falling in Love with Fake People

Falling in Love with Fake People

Finbar just kept looking at me. I’d be going about my day, washing dishes, drinking coffee, and I could feel his eyes on me. He’d actually started in someone else’s story. It was a story I’d been working on for my creative writing class, and […]

On Reading… Too Many Books?

On Reading… Too Many Books?

The amount of books I’m reading is beginning to make me feel stressed. Normally I read about 3-5 books at the same time. I usually have a fantasy going, a beloved re-read (Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, The Name of the Wind) […]

The Abiding Love for Harry Potter Continues

The Abiding Love for Harry Potter Continues

Harry Potter was an undeniable instrument of my development into the writer I am today, and Harry Potter memories inform a large swath of my childhood. My brother had the books first. I don’t know who gave them to him or if he picked them […]

In Defense of my Abiding Love for Harry Potter

In Defense of my Abiding Love for Harry Potter

I’ve kept the Harry Potter series on an almost-continuous loop since my family finished reading it. That’s right, my dad read Harry Potter to us, and while everyone else finished the new books in a day, it took us months to read them. In some […]