When I was first reached out to to review Pam’s new book Springtime at Hope Hall, I was immediately hooked. Labelled as a heartwarming community story, it’s no wonder this book immediately got my attention–I do love my stories about families, both blood and otherwise. Pam’s written 12 books so far and all of them…… Continue reading BBC broadcaster and author Pam Rhodes on writing without a concrete outline
Heya, nerds! Today, I have an awesome guest here on This is Lit–the founder of Beeja Meditation, Will Williams! Will is a former music industry executive who then became a meditation teacher. He’s also the author of The Effortless Mind, released in May 2019. Did you know that writers are eight times more likely to…… Continue reading Guest post: How can a writer maintain mental well-being?
On Friday, at 5:30pm, Starmark in association with the Australian Consulate-General, hosted an event–a conversation with the award-winning author Markus Zusak. A bunch of us, bloggers and bookstagrammers, flocked to the bookstore to see our favourite author in person. It was a tightly-packed space, and I may or may not have accidentally (and quite inappropriately)…… Continue reading A Q & A with Markus Zusak ft. book thieves, bloggers, and balderdash.
AuthorsGetLit is a series on This is Lit that focus on tips for authors, self-published or otherwise, from both bloggers and other authors. Authors today are choosing self-publishing increasingly because of the autonomy it offers. But, it comes with its own set of troubles. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew exactly what you should…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: A self-publishing checklist from award-winning author, Jaq Hazell.
AuthorsGetLit is a series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors, self-published or otherwise, from both bloggers and other authors. Any published author would tell you that just writing a novel isn’t enough. Before your book can reach readers, an agent needs to pick it up. You need to find a…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: Perseverance pays and Erika Raskin proves it.
AuthorsGetLit is a series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors, self-published or otherwise, from both bloggers and other authors. Read the previous posts from this series here: 5 tips for getting a blogger to review your book. How to write a book review request email. 3 ways you can find…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit | Telling our stories: The challenges of memoir writing.
AuthorsGetLit is a new series on This is Lit that will focus on tips for authors and publishers about interacting with bloggers, soliciting book reviews, and more. Check out our first 2 posts! AuthorsGetLit: 5 tips for getting a blogger to review your book. AuthorsGetLit: How to write a book review request email. So,…… Continue reading AuthorsGetLit: 3 ways you can find book bloggers to review your book.
Marc Whelchel is the author of The Doubly Dead Angel-Thief, a story about V.C. Almond and his ragtag group of friends who solve the double death of V.C.’s best bud Jake. I believe this is one of the best debut novels of this year. Check out my review here. I asked Marc a lot of…… Continue reading Interview with Marc Whelchel, author of The Doubly Dead Angel-Thief.
Language warning: Contains expletives. Hide your mother. Hey. Hi. Hello. Can I have your attention please? Push your coke-bottle eyeglasses up your nose and notice me, you freakin’ nerd. Can’t you see how big I’m becoming? Ease the pain a little, you dipshit. Read a book from me instead of laughing at random cat videos,…… Continue reading A little tough love from your TBR pile.
Scott Kauffman is the author of Revenants: The Odyssey Home, a brilliant novel about a young girl who volunteers at the local VA hospital while trying to get over her brother’s death. By getting herself involved in one of the hospital’s mysteries, she aims to find answers about the mystery, and herself in the process.…… Continue reading Interview with Scott Kauffman
Like any other book nerd, I love quoting from literature. While it’s mostly from books I’ve read, I occasionally happen upon a set of beautiful lines that I’ve never heard of before, but love just as well. The current quote that speaks to me on a spiritual level is from William Faulkner. “All of us…… Continue reading On Faulkner, writing, and our splendid failure to do the impossible.
Jaq Hazell is the author of My Life as a Bench, a compelling story about a young girl who’s soul gets trapped in a bench when her life is abruptly cut short. I really enjoyed reading this book. You can read my review here. I asked Jaq a lot of questions and she was kind…… Continue reading Interview with Jaq Hazell