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Banned/Challenged Books
Encouragement

Banned/Challenged Books

What is your favorite banned/ challenged book? If I had to choose a favorite from the American Library Association challenged list it would be “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. My second pick is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Runner ups are: “The Catcher in the Rye” […]

“The Raft” by S.A. Bodeen
Book Reviews

“The Raft” by S.A. Bodeen

“The Raft” is a young adult novel by S.A. Bodeen. The protagonist is a fifteen-year-old girl named Robey who is marooned at sea after a plane crash. This book was a very quick but satisfying read. The book opens with Robie asking the guy who’s about to pierce her nose […]

Grand Finale
My Writing

Grand Finale

You seized the fireworks from my sky, baby Stole the blues and the reds and the yellows and the greens Turned off my nightlight when you Coveted my stars Crushed them to dust And I’m left here choking on the smoke You vanished baby, like a grand finale Fading into […]

I Want to Write a Haiku for You
Encouragement

I Want to Write a Haiku for You

  My family and I spent a huge chunk of the weekend watching “Shark Tank” episodes. On one episode, a man named Steve Gadlin accepted Mark Cuban’s offer of $25,000/ 33% share of Steve’s company “I Want to Draw a Cat for You.” My family and I thought this was […]

Scraps
My Writing

Scraps

You may see a napkin, store receipt, bar coaster as nothing more than trash but I see a means of expression A scrap to craft a poem, a sentence to start a short story, an idea for a novel… Some of my best ideas are written in my car at […]

Encouragement
Encouragement

Encouragement

  I love when I run across something that encourages my writing when every cell in my body doesn’t want to. I was planning on being lazy tonight (even though I really have to finish an outline for my next novel) when I read “What Bestsellers Do Differently Than Everyone […]

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Book Reviews

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  Flynn opens Gone Girl from Nick Dunne’s point of view: “When I think of my wife, I always think of her head.” And a few paragraphs later, “Like a child, I picture opening her skull, unspooling her brain and sifting through it…” Right away, Nick reminded me of serial […]

The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling
Book Reviews

The Casual Vacancy by J.K.Rowling

I haven’t read anything by J.K. Rowling, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Casual Vacancy. But after reading Amanda Hannah’s review, (from the YA Highway site) I was intrigued and quickly purchased a copy. In the beginning, I felt overwhelmed by the onslaught of characters. After reading a few chapters, […]

JRW Contest
Contests

JRW Contest

I’m entering my Young Adult Novel JADED in The James River Writers 2013 Best Unpublished Novel Contest. I’ve been a member of this writing organization for 3 years and it’s fabulous. For anyone interested, the deadline is (postmarked) Monday, December 17,2012. The entry fee is $25 and checks should be […]

My Writing
My Writing

My Writing

Short Story: The Collector: http://www.efictionmag.com/2012/03/the-collector/ Short Story Kayanna Pepper: http://sarcasticbroadsclub.blogspot.com/p/kristy-feltenberger.html Short Story A Fine Winter Day: http://www.themeadowlandreview.com/spring2011 Short Story: Motivator: http://www.amazon.com/eFiction-Magazine-September-2011-ebook/dp/B006JPAANM Short Story: Internet Love Story: http://www.amazon.com/eFiction-Magazine-April-2012-ebook/dp/B007ZT4DHU Poem: Father’s Rubik’s Cube: http://www.subtletea.com/kristyfeltenberger2011.htm

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