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What are you reading?

Hi YA Bookcasers! Today is going to be a short but sweet post. I'm curious - what book are you reading now, and would you recommend it (why or why not)? Here are my current reads: 2nd last read: I finally read The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. Now, this isn't due to not wanting to… Continue reading What are you reading?

2018 · Book covers · Book reviews · Fantasy Books · Novels · Supernatural Books · Writing · YA Books · Young Adult books

My favorite book covers…

Hi Ya Bookcasers! I hope that May is treating you well! Today, I want to share with you my favorite five book covers! These are from no particular years; they're just the ones I like. What are your favorites?   The sheer beauty of this cover blows me away. It's full of atmosphere, tension, and… Continue reading My favorite book covers…


Reading The Dictionary For Fun — Memoir Of A Writer

I recently finished The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester, and I’m quite sure I need my own Oxford English Dictionary. The nonfiction account documents how the OED was born, the life of one of its most prominent editors, Professor James […]… Continue reading Reading The Dictionary For Fun — Memoir Of A Writer

2018 · Creating · Novels · Revision · Writer's Block · Writing · Writing Life

Big story ideas & what to do with them

Hey YABookcasers! Today, I'd like to look at big story ideas. You know, the ones that you think of and think of and think of...but don't write. That cool, awesome big story that has an amazing world, dynamic characters, a killer plot, but yet, you're still not putting fingers to keyboard. So why not?I've been… Continue reading Big story ideas & what to do with them


TeenPit Class of 2018 Mentor Matches!

So excited to be a part of TeenPit! Looking forward to the revision with a very special mentee!

K. Hopkins Writes

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for….  Time to announce the mentor matches!

Mentees will receive an email from the submissionsteenpit@gmail email account with a link to a Google permission form. Please make sure a parent or guardian fills out the form not later than March 23, 2018. Watch your email for a welcome email from your new writing mentor!!

Congratulations to:


Maggee B.




Fiona McLaren

Alex M. AUBADE Lyndsay Ely
Bethany S. CAN YOU REPEAT THAT? Ashley D. MacKenzie & Amelia Diane Coombs
Emily A. THE RAT KING Shari Schwarz & Tara Creel
Breeny N. YOU TRULY ASSUMED Erin Foster Hartley
Kalie H. PINKY SWEAR K. Kazul Wolf  & Rosie Thor
Lux C. BLOOD AND BRINE Kerbie Addis
Niko N. THE EVASION THEORY Laurie Dennison
Sidra E. SPECIAL M.K. England
Tina Y. BACK TO THE SHORE Heather Cashman
Danielle P. INTRUDERS OF PROTECTION Amanda Rawson…

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2018 · Creating · Writing · Writing Life

Creative processes – which one is best?

Hi YABookcasers! Another day, another question about the creative arts. However, it's actually not that simple, because I'm not just talking about the creative arts. With the passing of the magnificent, unrivaled Stephen Hawkings, it made me want to reaffirm a strong belief of mine: there is a creative process to everything - science, technology,… Continue reading Creative processes – which one is best?