Not American. And better for it.

The thing I love most about editing books for authors that aren’t American and aren’t writing about American culture is how much I learn. I learn new phrases. I learn new words. I learn new meanings to words I already knew. I learn about different people...

Emotionally Invested

*goes into a dark corner and hides away for a while* I love editing. I really do. And I really love authors who open up a view of the world that is radically different than my own. But sometimes, I read something so horrific that I know I’m going to have...

Going to Battle

I’ve been reading a book (not by an author I know), and there hasn’t been much conflict. So, in the midst of yet another romantic scene, I find myself thinking, “Something bad needs to happen soon, or I might quit reading this.” Luckily, it did...

Tradition!

Pardon me while I geek out for a minute. While I was at the library, I picked up the newest list of Newberry and Caldecott Award books. I am SO excited about what the next couple of years are going to bring. When I was about Little Frog’s age, my mom got the...
The Lightning Bolt

The Lightning Bolt

There comes a point in a book that a statement of truth is made. And it rings through your soul. Ah! It hits you! That’s what you’ve been missing. That’s where you kept mis-stepping. And now you see the light. Now you know what to change. You have...

Why quizzes bother me.

Where’s the “all of them” option? Adriel Wiggins Continuity Editor & Virtual Assistant Hello! I’m Adriel Wiggins, wife, mother of three, fur mom, bibliophile, art geek, and all around student. I’ve been on a quest all of my life to learn as much...

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