Writing Influences

In class this week we were thinking about what makes us the kind of writers we are. This was good timing because I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the writer I am, the writer I want to be, and the writer I will most likely end up being. All three are fairly different from each other, considering they’re all me, but I guess it’s hard to imagine the future. It’s easier to look back at what got me here. Continue reading

2016 YA Book Trends

Okay, so this is a little late as it is March already, but in my defence I wasn’t planning to write a book trends report at all this year. Just be glad I changed my mind, eh?

I’ve decided to add “YA” to the title this year, because those are the ones I follow most closely, though some of these trends carry over to adult fiction. Let’s get started. Continue reading