Emerge, by Tobie Easton

As a YA author whose debut book is a story about mermaids, I assigned myself a mission to read similar books in the genre, and I’ve enjoyed them to varying degrees. Well, there’s a new fish in the ocean: Emerge by Tobie Easton. This is her first novel, and the blurb sounded interesting, so I […]

We All Looked Up, by Tommy Wallach

At the end of every school year, my school’s students vote among 3-5 books nominated by the English Language Arts department to be the one common summer reading book for all students. Last summer, the book that won was The Last Policeman by Ben H. Winters. It was about a detective investigating a murder against […]

So How’s the Sequel Coming?

Friends, family members, and students have asked me one burning question. I’ve even received messages on Twitter, Goodreads, Wattpad, and other places with that very same question. WHEN’S THE SEQUEL TO FLIPPING THE SCALES COMING OUT? After all, the first book came out in November, 2014. That’s right. 2014! And now it’s 2016. That’s too long! […]

The Siren, by Kiera Cass

“A girl with a secret. The boy of her dreams. An Ocean between them.” What a fantastic tagline on the gorgeous front cover of this book! It so perfectly sums up the plot and conflict of the story in ways I didn’t realize when I started the book. Notice how Ocean is capitalized. Hmmm…what could that […]

My 2016 Major League Baseball predictions

You know, it’s been some time since I’ve posted something other than a book review, author feature, or a Top 10 list. I’m soon going to have some news about my own writing, but this is not that post. The 2016 Major League Baseball season starts today, and I figured it was a good time […]

My Top 10 “Weird Al” Yankovic Song Parodies

I’m doing another music related Top 10 list this month, and I figured April Fools’ Day would be the perfect day to celebrate one of my all-time favorite musical heroes. “Weird Al” Yankovic. I’ve seen him twice in concert, and I own all fourteen of his studio albums. Honestly, I think he deserves to be […]