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60 Favorite Books From Your Childhood That Your Kids Should Read Now

My favorite picture of me from when I was a kid is me sitting on the bed, sucking my thumb, with a book open on my lap. I must have only been about two or three and yet that picture encapsulates the entirety of my life from that moment forward. I have never stopped loving …

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19 Hilarious Harry Potter Quotes More Magical Than Laughing Potion

What does Voldemort use Twitter and not Facebook? Because he only has followers, not friends. If you rate that joke a 9 ¾ out of 10, you can count yourself as a dedicated Harry Potter fan. And as a dedicated Potter fan, chances are you’ve read many inspiring Harry Potter quotes, such as, “Happiness can …

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There Are People Who Don’t Believe Dinosaurs Existed, And That Is Horrifying

I think I was eight-years-old the first time I saw a dinosaur footprint in the ground. I knew dinosaurs existed before then, but that was the first time I saw evidence with my own eyes. I was on a exploration trip with my Girl Scouts troop and we visited a place where dinosaurs had once …

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5 Things To Teach Children About Judging Books (And People) By Their Covers

We’ve always been told to ‘never judge a book by it’s cover’. Covers can be elaborate, plain, some are so beautiful and some are completely unattractive to the readers eye. Some have very little color, but it’s what’s in the book that matters. Even the most attractive cover can be the worst read and the …

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I Can Say “Nipple Clamps” Here, Right?

Just what are nipple clamps for anyway? It’s a post-Fifty Shades of Grey world, and there is a huge demand for super-sexy romantic novels. Authors work hand over fist to supply readers with what they want, and as a freelancer, I copy edit a lot of erotic romance. What does a copy editor do? Nitpick, …

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Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss! There Is No One Alive Who Is Youer Than You

March second, otherwise known as Read Across America Day, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss’s birthday, has been celebrated by elementary schools across America since 1998. Everyone knows Dr. Seuss … cartoonist, storyteller, and one of my heroes (along with Walt Disney, because that is how I do this adult thing). There isn’t a person who …

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Dating Deal Breaker: THIS Is Why I Prefer Book Boyfriends…

If you’re offended by romance novels, we should probably not date. Recently I started talking to this guy who was all sorts of excited to find out I was a published author…right up until he found out I write romance. “Oh,” he said. “No offense but I would never read that crap.” So let’s set …

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We Need To Talk Vampires

We interrupt this blog where I discuss wonderful important things like writing, the color of my hair, and you know–things that really matter, to bring you an important service announcement: Last Night’s Vampire Diaries so was so freakin’ hot that it brings hot vampaliciousness to a whole new level of WOW. Wait, are you pretending …

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You Know What Sucks?

Blogging on Sundays. When this month is over and I get to be done with my little bet with myself to blog every day in January, I am so not going to blog on Sundays anymore. I would like blogging on Sundays, except no one ever reads it. Maybe I should start like a feature …

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