It seems like books classified as ‘Young Adult’ often get a bad rap. It is easy to dismiss young people as naive and idealistic, and sadly, many do, but I often find teenagers to be well informed, engaged, and that they offer an interesting perspective. And the stories written for, by, and about this age group, are no less meaningful and important. Here are a few of my favourite young adult novels:
In today’s edition of Friday Favourites, I’ll be discussing my favourite ‘authorpreneurs’. For those who don’t know, ‘authorpreneur’ is a term to describe authors, who are often, though not always Indies, who also consider themselves entrepreneurs. For those of us in the indie author market, being entrepreneurial comes with the territory. Here are three authorpreneurs who I have found very inspiring, and who I think continually contribute value to the indie community.
We’ve all heard the adage to ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’, but these days, cover art is such an important aspect of producing a written work, that it’s impossible not to judge books by their cover art. And there are some SERIOUSLY beautiful covers out there. This edition of Friday Favourites will discuss my most recent favourites, and it was quite difficult to limit myself to only five choices:
Continuing with my Friday Favourites series, I’ll be discussing my favourite novellas:
Novellas fall roughly in the same category as shorts for me; something I hadn’t really read a lot of before the past year or so. Still, the genre has grown on me, so here are several of my favourites:
Continuing my series, Friday Favourites, I’ll be discussing my favourite short stories.
My first experience with short stories was in English Language Arts classes in junior high, so unsurprisingly my enjoyment of them was tainted by that association for quite a while. Still, I’ve been very pleased to find many short stories, available for free on Tor, or Clarksworld etc… . I find them to be excellent lunchtime reads, as well as an excellent introduction to new authors (and thus, a highly effective marketing tool!) Here are three of my recent favourites: