Posts By: Skila

My 40 Favorite Books – part 3

This past weekend I had a birthday – a big one! 4-0!!

To celebrate on the blog I’m posting 40 of my favorite books titles with you. Almost every time I do a speaking event, I get asked what my favorite books is. I never know how to answer that. … Read More

My 40 Favorite Books – part two!

This past weekend I had a birthday – a big one! 4-0!!

To celebrate on the blog I’m posting 40 of my favorite books titles with you. Almost every time I do a speaking event, I get asked what my favorite books is. I never know how to answer that. … Read More

My 40 favorite books

This weekend I have a birthday – and it’s a big one! 4-0!! I’m oddly excited about this, which is strange, because I usually don’t care a bit about birthdays.

To celebrate on the blog I’m posting 40 of my favorite books titles with you. Almost every time I do … Read More

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

“Sophia wondered how she could have ever wanted to be anywhere but inside a linen closet.”
~Sharon Cameron’s Rook Read More

Wednesday: What I’m Reading

On Wednesdays I vow to inconsistently list some good books I’ve recently read.

Jessica Lawson is middle grade master. Her newest, Waiting for Augusta, has so many threads to admire: loss of a loved on, surprise plot twist, segregation of schools, road trip!, golf, friendships. And they’re all woven together … Read More

Gifts for Writers

My sister recently gave me the Best. Gift. Ever.

A friend of hers has an etsy shop and she had these lovely blocks made up with a quote from each of my books. Seriously. Gorgeous. If you’re looking for a gift for a writer, here’s an idea.… Read More

My writing quote of the week

“So what do I do? What do we do? How do we move forward when we are tired and afraid? What do we do when the voice in our head is yelling that WE ARE NEVER GONNA MAKE IT? How do we drag ourselves through the muck when our brain … Read More

Quotable Thursday

I love when someone writes the heck out of a sentence. On Thursdays, I try to post some of my favorites.

“Home was each other. Not walls, but the adventure of the search to find them.”
~Julie Berry’s The Passion of DolssaRead More

Revision

Sometimes I hate revision.

But not always.

Right now I’m in the middle of revising a novel and the revision is actually…fun! I think because I’ve fixed (I think) the big picture things and now I have this checklist of small changes to make. It feels good to go … Read More