History is All You Left Me – Book Review

In his sophomore book, Adam Silvera examines grief and loss with devastating scrutiny. History is All You Left Me centers on Griffin, who is torn between a past where he's in love with his first boyfriend, Theo, and a present in which Theo drowned while swimming with his new boyfriend, Jackson. To make matters worse, … Continue reading History is All You Left Me – Book Review

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Eyes of Excruciation – Act 2

I have returned with more of Eyes of Excruciation! I know I let this one go; waiting over a year to post my next Act was definitely not intentional. Still, I hope that this story sparks something special in even just one reader. For those of us who love or have loved in secrecy out of fear. … Continue reading Eyes of Excruciation – Act 2

To You, Unsure Reader of Young Adult Novels

Greetings, my dear reader. I know that you're unsure about the young adult novel in your hands. I imagine certain thoughts are crossing your mind: I've read YA before, and it just wasn't for me; these books are always about growing up, high school dances, kids having rocky relationships with their parents or guardians, or trying … Continue reading To You, Unsure Reader of Young Adult Novels

Why I Write

I seek out tips on how to craft a compelling character in Writer's Digest. I read YA novels to garner new talking points for my latest blog entry. And I still (still!) delve into David Foster Wallace's Infinite Jest, finding grief and irascible humor in the lives of his Ennet House residents, his Quebecois wheelchair assassins - and our … Continue reading Why I Write