Category Archives: Reading

My Personal #MSWL

Tomorrow morning, I’m meeting with my CP to do some brainstorming and plotting for my next project. At this point, I’m not sure what to focus on, so I’m hoping I’ll get some clarity, or at least a sense of … Continue reading

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Favorite Reads of 2014

This year I read an unprecedented number of books (91!!), which is a new personal record. If anything, I wish I had time to read more, because my e-reader is still filled with awesome books I haven’t touched yet. Here’s … Continue reading

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Read-A-Romance Month: August 2014

It’s Read-a-Romance Month, which means writers are joining together to share the theme “Celebrate Romance” on their blogs. My local chapter of the Romance Writers of America (RWA), the Wisconsin RWA, is participating with a series of blog posts. Writers … Continue reading

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Writerly Resolutions for 2014

When I first started getting serious about writing, my New Year’s goals usually looked like this: Send out queries Get an agent Sign a publishing contract. Kind of unrealistic, not to mention self-defeating, since  #2 and #3 weren’t in my … Continue reading

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Thanks, Dad

With Fathers’ Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to pay tribute to my father, Mario Luna, who died when I was in my early twenties. Although he was just as creative as my mother (his talents included painting, soapstone … Continue reading

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Inspired by Street Teams: Comic Teaser for ONE

This post is part of the Thursday’s Children blog hop. Click here to learn more about it. This spring, I got to be part of the Street Team for a self-published YA novel called ONE, by Leigh Ann Kopans, which … Continue reading

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A Warehouse Full O’ Books

As the mom of two kids, I’ve put in a lot of hours as a school volunteer, whether it’s helping out in the classroom, reading stories, baking cupcakes, doing shifts at the annual carnival, or chaperoning field trips. But my … Continue reading

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Inspired by Libraries

This week, my 12-year-old son told me he needed to go to the library to pick out a non-fiction book for a report. He said, “It has to be a REAL book, not kids’ book with a ton of pictures.” … Continue reading

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Other Pied Piper Retellings

Today marks the end of Project Fairytale. I’ve really enjoyed participating in this series, not only because it gave me a theme for this month’s blog posts, but because I also liked checking out the other blogs and reading their fairy … Continue reading

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On the Road

Following up on my last post about Read Aloud Day (which I’m embarrassed to admit, was over a month ago!), I wanted to talk about the road trip I just took with my family. Or, more specifically, about the audiobook … Continue reading

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