Set against the unexpected splendor of an ostrich ranch in the California desert, April Dávila’s beautifully written debut conjures an absorbing and compelling heroine in a story of courage, family and forgiveness.
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Three years ago, Kensington Books released my debut novel, “142 Ostriches.” This week, I’m excited to announce there’s a film in the works.
Inspiration is in the simple, transformative act of reading itself. It doesn’t matter what you read; the key is to just keep reading.
When faced with a seemingly insurmountable task of transforming thoughts into words, the mind can get stuck in overwhelm.
The more characters you have, the more important it is to remind us what they look like. It’s not enough to tell us once.
Forget the Hero’s Journey, in my experience, there’s so much more to story structure. it’s much more about HOW you tell the story.
I’m offering a series of free webinars called How to Turn Your Half-Finished Novel into a Completed Manuscript.
Here they are, in no particular order and with no regard to publication date: the best books I read in 2023.
Apparently there is a whole contingent out there who send their NaNoWriMo Manuscript to agents starting December 1. WTF? Seriously.
Writing about weight empathetically and with research. This article covers understanding diverse experiences, mindful language, and fat stigma.
It’s Thanksgiving once again. As is tradition on my blog, I’d like to share a poem that captures the spirit of the holiday.