My name is Karou. Things were simple back then. It was just my sketches and my monsters. Then you came along and everything changed. I wish I could forget, erase it all, and go back, but I can’t. And it’s all because of you. Art by Jim Di Bartolo
Everyone loves a ‘this is how I got my contract story’. I figured it was time to share mine. Back in May 2011, I decided to finish my YA Contemporary Romance and submit it to the YAlitchat submissions panel. For those of you who aren’t familiar with YAlitchat submissions panel, I’ll give you a quick […]
Right now I’m reading Variant by Robison Wells. Every page adds a bit more to the mystery. The main character, Benson, goes off to a private boarding school. He thinks the school will finally be the break he needs, start a new life in a new place. He was wrong. The school is in the […]
Today I’m over at Ya Stands talking about one of my favorite writing tricks. Come say hello!
Tomorrow is Valentines day. I thought about which YA book to showcase. There are so many great couples, but when I really thought about it, only one comes to mind. Chuck Bas and Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl. They are the Scarlet and Rhett of our time. Deeply connected, but unable to ever be on […]
You read that correctly. Julie Kagawa is teaming up with Bluewater Productions to do an Iron Fey Comic book. I AM PYSCHED! This is my Favorite YA series. If you’re as big a fan as me then you should check out the kickstarter page here By supporting the cause, you not only get to back […]
Get ready. Metal Gear Rising releases on February 19th. While I think this is going to be awesome, it reminds me more of Devil May Cry. Where are all the cardboard boxes???
If there’s one book that can reach deep down into your soul, make you weep and make you thankful for every blessed thing in your life, it’s BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY. It’s a story about family and the spirit of community. At 15, Lina is such an amazing person. I don’t know if I would […]
Have you ever listened to a song and thought, wow that totally reminds me of ____! Songs do that ALL the time. Sometimes it’s because a certain song has become a theme for a popular movie. Like Robin Hood Prince of Thieves and Bryan Adams. Come on, you know what song I’m talking about. What? […]