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
More Happy than Not – Book Review
Summary In his first published novel, Adam Silvera gives us a glimpse into a future where erasing pain and grief is as simple as setting up a visit to the Leteo Institute - or so Aaron Soto hopes. For sixteen-year-old Aaron, nothing seems to work in easing the pain of his father's suicide. Falling out … Continue reading More Happy than Not – Book Review
Facing the Wolves
Watch me...drown in my own light,Watch me...darken my own skiesWatch me...lose touch of what is realWatch me...drown in this feeling- Ellena Soule, "Wolves" Sometimes I darken my own skies. I stumble and fall out of line. The days that are hardest for me are those in which I feel so very profoundly and wonder what's wrong with me. Pages in … Continue reading Facing the Wolves
My Work was Accepted for Publication!
This is my success story, and I hope it'll be yours one day, too. Back in April of this year, I was contacted by a representative of Z Publishing House. She had come across my blog and expressed interest in receiving a submission of my writing for their fall publication, titled Texas's Emerging Writers: An … Continue reading My Work was Accepted for Publication!
These Late Hours…Believe
This is a loose and somewhat trippy writer's update. If you're at all interested in young adult fiction, the apocalypse, chalk street art, or perhaps the most hypnotic and soul-stirring French electronic album released this year, then please, come right in. My writing thoughts have been warm, ephemeral, and oh so poignant. How else can … Continue reading These Late Hours…Believe
Blog Update: Beta Reading and Writing Projects
Hey everyone! I wanted to provide a quick update on my blogging platform. I'll wrap up tonight's post with my hopes and plans for beta reading, as well as how I can help you in your editing efforts. Onward! The Old Initially, I created "You New Adult Nostalgic" to share my fiction, network with other writers, … Continue reading Blog Update: Beta Reading and Writing Projects
“The Honest Bachelor’s Life – Thought #5: Be Your Own Best Gift Giver”
Hey there everyone! Tonight I'm writing this entry from OKC, where I just finished the Redman Half-Ironman. I'll have my finish line report up this Tuesday with highlights of my third 70.3 race. For those who are interested in my triathlon endeavors, I invite you to check it out. Tonight, I bring you my fifth … Continue reading “The Honest Bachelor’s Life – Thought #5: Be Your Own Best Gift Giver”
Honest Bachelor’s Life – Thought #4: Work to Live, Quit to Thrive
Hello and happy Labor Day weekend everybody! I'm happy to be back on board with my vlog series after a two-week break. What's it like to find the right career? It's an ongoing struggle, that much is for sure. This isn't just a millennial/Gen X/Baby Boomer/whatever problem. All of us stress over finding a job … Continue reading Honest Bachelor’s Life – Thought #4: Work to Live, Quit to Thrive
The Honest Bachelor’s Life – Thought #3: Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin
Hey there WordPress community! I'm back with my third entry in "The Honest Bachelor's Life," and in it I talk about one of the greatest perks of living on your own. Yep, clothes are optional! I imagine a lot of you enjoy doing the same, and the cool thing is, being casually naked is one … Continue reading The Honest Bachelor’s Life – Thought #3: Being Comfortable in Your Own Skin
Sounds of Summer: Every Heartbeat is a Flower
Every Heartbeat is a Flower. Think about that. Close your eyes. Wait until you can feel your heartbeat. Do those words ring true for you? This past week, this simple phrase helped me get through some serious transitions while keeping my cool. Even when I was completely exhausted and unsure about my next steps in … Continue reading Sounds of Summer: Every Heartbeat is a Flower
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