17
Apr
You are my favorite author! You're writing is so fantastic; I just love it. I was wondering are you going to write another series after the project paper doll books? Or just write a novel?
— Anonymous

Thank you so much!!! :) Project Paper Doll has one more book after THE HUNT (which comes out next week), so I’m working on book three (title TBD) at the moment. Book three will be out in April 2015.

But I do have some other projects in the works that I’m super excited about. More details coming soon! :D

15
Apr

dessamedeiros:

Happy 55th Birthday, Emma Thompson (April 15th, 1959)

"Maybe I don’t take myself so seriously any more. And I don’t care how I’m judged. I’m past all that."

(via assassinandthecaptain)

15
Apr
I'm not 100% sure I haven't sent this in before, so sorry if I have... But 'Suffering So' by April Smith kind of reflects Will's attitude towards Alona in the beginning of the first book in my opinion? I felt the need to share this for some reason X'D
themoonsavedme

Nope, this is all new to me! :) And you’re absolutely right. I looked up the lyrics, and WOW! Yeah, it totally could have been written from his perspective on Alona. I love it!

Thank you for letting me know about it. :D I love music, and I’m always buying songs and creating playlists, especially ones that remind me of particular characters or emotions I’m writing.

11
Apr
A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called ‘leaves’) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is perhaps the greatest of human inventions, binding together people, citizens of different epochs, who never knew one another. Books break the shackles of time, proof that humans can work magic.
— Carl Sagan (via welcome-to-existencee)

(via teenlibrariantoolbox)

11
Apr
Twilight has problems with misogyny and with abusive relationships. I don’t want to sugar-coat that. But if you, dear reader, are going around saying that Twilight is proof that girls are all stupid-heads who want a brooding vampire to stalk and abuse them, then you are being misogynistic.

In all my years of life, I have never heard anyone seriously speculate that the popularity of femme fatales in fiction means that all men secretly yearn for an abusive relationship; yet in the time since Twilight was released, I have heard the meme that all girls wish to be abused more times than I can count. This is a failure of understanding the difference between fantasy and reality, and it is a “failure” that conveniently props up existing misogynistic narratives about how women who stay with abusers stay because they secretly want to be abused rather than because they are groomed (by both their abuser and the larger society) to stay with their abuser, and because society does not empower them to leave. This is a comforting lie we tell ourselves because it’s easier to blame abuse victims than acknowledge that we are failing them.
Ana Mardoll’s Ramblings: Twilight: Abuse and Attention (via michaelblume)

(via teenlibrariantoolbox)

10
Apr
One faded and lonely 9 of Hearts in the abandoned lot near my house. Weird.

One faded and lonely 9 of Hearts in the abandoned lot near my house. Weird.