Jurassic World the Move Review Once every few years there comes a book or movie that changes expectations. Jurassic Park was that kind. For me, this movie was what science fiction was all about. Sure, there were speculative elements in it, but not the crazy fantasy stuff that parades around as science fiction in movies […]Read more "Jurassic World the Movie Review"
Infinity Ring- A Fun Middle Grade Time Travel Read My current work in progress is a middle grade (MG) book, a science fiction tale on another planet. In preparation to make the switch from YA to MG, I’ve been spending time on Twitter at #mglitchat as a co-host to discuss MG lit and reading […]Read more "Infinity Ring- A Fun Middle Grade Time Travel Read"
For those that read my blog and are wondering what gibberish I’m writing about today, let me explain. No, let me sum up. NANOWRIMO is the acronym for National Novel Writing In a Month. The goal of NANOWRIMO is to write 50,000 words in the month of November. I’ve joined the writing fray twice before […]Read more "NANOWRIMO 2014"
The Maze Runner How would you react if you couldn’t remember your name or who you were, and woke up in dark hole? That is the initial scene of James Dashner’s The Maze Runner. Thomas, the protagonist, wakes to find he can’t remember his name and life, trapped in some insidious maze with a group of boys. […]Read more "The Maze Runner- The Movie"
Life, the Hiatus, and Everything Life has a way of tweaking plans. After returning from an excellent writer’s conference put on by Kristine Asselin and Natasha Sass and the folks at the New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (NESCBWI), I had the intention of starting my next great children’s novel. Four months later, […]Read more "Life, the Hiatus, and Everything"
Mila 2.0 is a YA science fiction novel by Debra Driza that tells the story of Mila, a girl living with her mom in a small town in Minnesota. Mila can’t remember her past, but soon discovers her true identity. She’s a weapon, and several people want to control her. As she runs from enemies, she begins to […]Read more "Mila 2.0 by Debra Driza"
Appealing to the Reluctant Boy Reader I can count the number of books I read for pleasure between middle school and high school on one hand. I’m a slow reader and easily distracted. I bring this up partly as a confession, but also to bring up a topic close to me as a reader. How […]Read more "Appealing to the Reluctant Boy Reader"