HERE’S THE SCOOP! Fans of Cora Carmack’s Rusk University, we have a SUPER exciting announcement:
ALL CLOSED OFF, Book 4 in the Rusk University Series, is coming!!!
Check out this message from Cora!
*WARNING: This letter contains spoilers for All Broke Down. If you haven't yet read that book, read at your own peril.
SECOND WARNING: this letter talks about fictional characters as if they are real people. Sorry I'm not sorry.
THIRD WARNING: The letter below broaches a serious topic that could be a trigger for some people*
Hello beloved readers!
The first person who read one of my Rusk University books was my older sister. I gave her All Lined Up when I finished, and her first question was "Are Ryan and Stella going to be together?"
At the time, I told her no. I had plans for both of them that included their own storylines. I thought they were too much alike. They'd make great friends. They might even hook-up, but in the end... I couldn't envision anything serious for them. So I actually rewrote some of their scenes trying to make that aspect of their connection more obvious. And still, when All Lined Up released, amidst the chatter about sweet Carson and sassy Dallas, I had people asking if Stella and Ryan were next. I denied it again (and again and again).
I love a good, mindless historical romance to read when I should be sleeping. I read romance faster than any other genre, and historical romance faster than any other subgenre. Unfortunately, a lot of this genre also fails to stand out to me in a positive way (if one is really different, it's normally for the worst). Sophie Jordan's A Good Debutante's Guide to Ruin is luckily smack dab in the middle of my rating scale: an average 4.
Let me explain why:
I'll reach to the stars
I'll reach to the moon
I'll reach through the galaxy far
To find you, my dearest,
My darling, my love,
And be in the place where you are.
Story Behind A Poem
When the first breeze of spring
dances through open car windows
and brushes the hair off my neck
or tickles my arm...
that is poetry.
What makes a poem, a poem? I'm sure there are many poets, professors, and professionals who could base entire books and lectures on that question. However, I'm not quite that ambitious. So, when the youngest daughter of a family of visitors asked me to teach her to write poetry... I took a slightly less traditional route.
I told her that emotion sparks poetry, and that's what makes it good. I mentioned meter and touched on tools like alliteration and metaphor, but I skimmed over meter, stanzas, and sonnets to get down to what I believe is the heart of a poem: feeling.
I'm a self-published author— because being a college student wasn't hard enough! I write YA multi-genre fiction for young adults or the young at heart. I love This Is Us, NCIS, BBC's Sherlock,
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