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I really wanted to enjoy Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom. I have a crush on Chris Pratt, adore Bryce Dallas Howard, and once worked with Jeff Goldblum. My 10-year-old gave it this review, "There are long boring parts then some screaming. It was kinda like a TV show." Here's what the Observer said. I like the... Continue Reading →
I'm working on my next YA manuscript. The idea and story came to me over a year ago. The main character would chatter in my ear while I was busy trying to do revisions on my other manuscript. But now that I have the time and intention and want my main characters to talk to... Continue Reading →
I have 3 book ideas taking up space in my head, along with a plethora of essays, and several short stories. I've wanted to dive into my new book for a while. But querying and life got the best of me, I slipped into a deep funk, and am finally appreciating the sunshine promising me... Continue Reading →
Picked a book off my bookshelf and randomly opened a page. I was looking for a sign, confirmation from the universe, an I believe in you from G-d. This is was what was written on the page: As we begin to transform our lives and experiences true fulfillment, we are tested again and again. Each test... Continue Reading →
Query Swap Twitter event Coming June 1, 2017 Your hook is your selling point. It has to be perfect. But getting good feedback can often be difficult or expensive. That's why M.L. Keller—The Manuscript Shredder—is organizing the #QuerySwap Twitter party, an all-day event for people seeking critique partners to participate in feedback exchanges on query letters... Continue Reading →
I write about alcoholism and rape in my young adult fiction. I have experience with both. These things are part of what shape me and my world view. Today I was asked about a fictional character in another book, and how she may react to being taken advantage of. I shared my real-life story. I... Continue Reading →