Unmasking the Story Behind Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat’s “Dear Henchman”

K.A.: Hope Bolinger is on the blog today talking about her and co-author Alyssa Roat’s upcoming release Dear Henchman, YA superhero chat-fiction romance. Welcome, Hope! Before we delve behind the scenes, tell us about Dear Henchman. Hope: Henchmen and sidekicks aren’t supposed to fall in love. Or save the world. They’re supposed to brew coffee,Continue reading “Unmasking the Story Behind Hope Bolinger and Alyssa Roat’s “Dear Henchman””

INKTOBER: Rocket

October is INKTOBER! INKTOBER is a drawing prompt challenge that takes place during the entire month of October—just for fun. Look for a drawing and a story each Friday. Are you INKTOBER-ING? Drop a line in the comments about where you’re sharing your INKTOBER prompts. Today’s Prompt: Rocket I wrote the following story a fewContinue reading “INKTOBER: Rocket”

Top Ten Features and Book Reviews

As the weather grows colder, it seems like a great time to grab a warm drink and snuggle up with a book. And who doesn’t need a moment or two to step away and unwind? To maximize your time and make it easier for you to find your next read, I’ve complied a list belowContinue reading “Top Ten Features and Book Reviews”

Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan

It’s finally ready! The Creative Writing Lesson Plan has been a labor of love since January. The decision to put it together grew from a desire to engage my son in a way that would foster a joy for storytelling. Many hours went into it’s creation. And if one other teacher or homeschool parent orContinue reading “Teaching Resource: Creative Writing Lesson Plan”

A Review of J.M. Hackman’s “Burn”

*Note: While this review does not reveal the ending, it does contain spoilers.* The final book in The Firebrand Chronicles, Burn, reveals a darker side to our teenage hero, Brenna James, and delves deeper into the Jasper Territory’s history. Brenna’s people have been forced to seek refuge in another land as Rune’s control now encompassesContinue reading “A Review of J.M. Hackman’s “Burn””