Reading Next

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“If you like Mary Higgins Clark, you’ll love Wendy Corsi Staub.”
—Lisa Jackson, bestselling author of Devious

One of the most exciting of the new breed of thriller and suspense writers, Wendy Corsi Staub asks, “Are you ever truly safe…even in your own home?” With Nightwatcher, the acclaimed, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Hell to Pay delivers a ripped-from-the-headlines masterwork of suspense, the first book in an electrifying new series. Intense, powerful, and refreshingly original, Nightwatcher returns to the site of America’s worst national nightmare—New York City on September 11, 2001—as a serial killer, plying his bloody trade in  the chaos following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, operates unnoticed by everyone…except for one frightened woman who has seen his face. Author Lee Child has called her work, “solid gold suspense,” and any reader who’s ever stayed up late, devouring the novels of Lisa Jackson and Lisa Gardner with every light on in the house, should prepare to lose even more sleep over Wendy Corsi Staub’s Nightwatcher.

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When do you call Yourself a Writer?

There has always been a bit of a debate about when you can call yourself a writer: when you’re published, when you hit the NYT bestsellers list, or when you have a big following. But there shouldn’t be. The very moment you sit down, open that laptop and start typing, you are a writer.  Whether that be less than a hundred words or over 70,000.

There is no rule in saying you have to be published to be a real writer, and there never was. That saying has always baffled me, and I never believed to be any truth to that.

Take this quote by Chuck Sambuchino for example:

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There is no set time in when you can call yourself a writer, and there should never be. So-

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YOU ARE A WRITER the second you type a word. So, don’t ever feel down if/whenever someone laughs at you or puts you down once they find out you write. DON’T EVER feel ashamed. You have nothing to be ashamed of. Writing is magic, and you have the power to create. So, be proud of yourself on anything you create, even if it’s not finished. At least you had the guts to start, they didn’t.

❤ T. A. Nelson

I’m a horror writer, who’s working on books and is in the query stage. Make sure to follow me on here as well as on twitter @WriterInHorror and Wattpad @livinginmymindgirl 

Reading Now

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From Tana French, author of The Witch Elm, “the most important crime novelist to emerge in the past 10 years” (The Washington Post), the bestseller called “the most stunning of her books” (The New York Times) and a finalist for the Edgar Award.

Back in 1985, Frank Mackey was a nineteen-year-old kid with a dream of escaping hisi family’s cramped flat on Faithful Place and running away to London with his girl, Rosie Daly. But on the night they were supposed to leave, Rosie didn’t show. Frank took it for granted that she’d dumped him-probably because of his alcoholic father, nutcase mother, and generally dysfunctional family. He never went home again. Neither did Rosie. Then, twenty-two years later, Rosie’s suitcase shows up behind a fireplace in a derelict house on Faithful Place, and Frank, now a detective in the Dublin Undercover squad, is going home whether he likes it or not.

Book I’m Reading Now

Hello, November, it’s sad to see October go, but at least it’s still fall!

fall-1072821_1920_0So, to start off the new month I am reading something new, and a little off my usual genre list of reads. Here it is –

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Jane Vows Vengeance: A Novel by Michael Thomas Ford

How will Jane Austen break the news to her fiancé that she’s not only undead, but also a two-hundred-plus-year-old literary icon?
 
In sleepy upstate New York, Jane’s wedding preparations have taken on a bloodsucking intensity. So when Walter suggests they ditch it all and combine their marriage and honeymoon with a house tour of Europe, Jane jumps at the chance to flee Lord Byron and the lingering threat of Charlotte Brontë. But to Jane’s chagrin, more than one secret from her past is about to resurface.

From an Agatha Christie–style murder mystery to a wedding interrupted by the ghosts of the Princes in the Tower to a shocking revelation about Walter’s mother, nothing about this trip is less than pure mayhem. And when a chance encounter puts Jane on the trail of a legendary device reputed to restore a vampire’s human soul, will our beloved heroine finally be able to vow her love and devotion—or will a vampire hunter’s vengeance drive a stake through her eternal life?

❤ T. A. Nelson 

Writer, who’s working on books and is in the query stage. Follow me on here as well as on twitter @WriterInHorror and wattpad @livinginmymindgirl