Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Summer reading giveaway of DOUBLE VISION!

All that talk about summer fun and reading got me inspired to do one last giveaway of Double Vision over at Goodreads. So enter if you dare, over here, or at the nifty widget to the right.

Happy reading, all!



Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pondering summer fever and books

I'm Fleur, and I have summer fever. Don't tell anyone...

I'm well (most well, really) past the age of going to school, yet at this time of year, I feel like a distracted sixth-grader. I'm ready for summer fun: running through the sprinklers, being lazy for no reason, eating ice cream--it happens every year around this time. Just like in August, when I feel like buying new notebooks and pencils. Odd, no?

I'm also looking forward to lots and lots of summer reading. And I'm hoping you'll give me some recommendations.

What's the best book you've read lately?


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Thoughts on the Boston lock-down, real vs. fiction, and #yalit mysteries

Of course, it isn't me having these insightful thoughts--I'm still down in ol' Mississippi. I watched the terrible events in Boston unfold on the news, like most everyone else.

But author friend Diana Renn (of the great YA mystery Tokyo Heist) who lives in the Boston area wrote a great post on the subject over at Sleuths, Spies and Alibis. Go read it.



Monday, April 15, 2013

Some musical inspiration for your Monday: Eric Hutchinson: "Rock & Roll"

I've been listening to Eric Hutchinson a lot while writing, and thought I'd share it with you for some inspiration. In case you could use some.

When I went to look for his music videos on Youtube, I was surprised to find there were very few. Why is this guy not more famous? Odd...

Anyway, happy Monday!

 

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Hope to see you at the Fay B. Kaigler Children's Book Festival!

I went to this festival last year, and had such a blast. It's in Hattiesburg, MS--hope to see you there! I'll be signing Double Vision at the USM Barnes & Noble.

And they're actually letting me host a session on reluctant readers on Friday, so come say hi if you're attending...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Where I'm pondering: are blogs going the way of the dinosaur?

I've been a bit quiet here; working on the first draft of Linc's third adventure has me a little occupied (enjoyably so, I must add). I do still enjoy reading other blogs, and checking out funny cat pictures and other Facebook distractions....

Yesterday, Murderati announced it's wrapping up the blog. Blogs come and go, but this one has been around a while (7 years, I believe), and one I followed. So it'll be weird to watch it go. It did get me thinking--and this has been brought up elsewhere before... 

Are blogs a dying art? I use the term art loosely here, but you get my point. Are Facebook, Twitter, etc. taking over as places to have a conversation? Murderati cited this changing marketplace, because of course these writers started the blog to gain an audience to sell books to.

Do you read a lot of blogs anymore? You're here, so at least your reading this one, but have your habits changed with this changing web-o-sphere?