Worldbuilding: A #DVpit Blog Hop Roundtable Discussion: Part Three

Hi Everyone, Tis the final post for the #DVpit Worldbuilding Roundtable. (View part one/intro post. View Part Two: Rules, Structure, and Detail). In case you missed our first part, this is a Worldbuilding Roundtable Discussion with Kait Feldmann at Arthur A. Levine Books, Stephanie Stein at HarperCollins Children’s Books, Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch Literary… Read more »

Worldbuilding: A #DVpit Blog Hop Roundtable Discussion: Part Two

For Part One go here. Hi everyone! We’re back for Part 2! In case you missed our first part, this is a Worldbuilding Roundtable Discussion with Kait Feldmann at Arthur A. Levine Books, Stephanie Stein at HarperCollins Children’s Books, Saba Sulaiman at Talcott Notch Literary Services, and Jim McCarthy at Dystel, Goderich & Bourret as… Read more »

Worldbuilding: A #DVpit Blog Hop Roundtable Discussion: Part One

Introduction by Patrice Caldwell      Patrice Caldwell Hi all, I am so incredibly excited to be hosting the kickoff to the #DVpit blog hop! Thank you, Beth for trusting me to begin, thank you readers and visitors, and many many thanks to the participants! This is a worldbuilding roundtable featuring: Editors: Kait Feldmann at Arthur A. Levine Books and Stephanie… Read more »

Publishing Insider #1 – Jennifer Johnson-Blalock of Liza Dawson Associates

Good Afternoon, Readers 😀 Today I’m starting a new series: Publishing Insider!! It was inspired by my realtalk post on getting your foot in the (publishing industry) door: Sharing a post I wrote, based on advice I just gave, to recent grads seeking that elusive "first job in publishing." — Patrice Caldwell (@whimsicallyours) June 1,… Read more »

Review: Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova (+ a Giveaway!)

“Enchanting and complex. Every page is filled with magic.”–Danielle Paige, New York Times best-selling author of Dorothy Must Die Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives. Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid… Read more »

Pitch Wars Mentor Wish List 2016

Hey Readers 🙂 Or should I say Pitch Wars Warriors *grins* If you’re here, it’s likely to view my wishlist (mwahahaha) but first, a little about me: I love Once Upon A Time, although as with all the shows I watch, I’m severely behind I participated in Pitch Wars in 2014. I was one of Marieke… Read more »

To Recent Grads Seeking a Job in Publishing

Hey, recent grad 🙂 How ya doin? Stressed? High off graduation endorphins? Missing the people who’ve been by your side for the past 4 years? Excited at what the world of adulthood offers? All of the above. Yes, likely that. Well, while I’m here (In bed. Sick. Not at what is my first post-grad, full-time… Read more »

Writing the books I never got to read #DontGiveUp

A lot of times writers are asked why they write, or–as Daniel Jose Older put it at Kweli’s Children’s Writers of Color Conference yesterday–why they came into the game. I’ve said it before, but it rings truer now: I came into the game to write the books I never got to read. And if not to… Read more »

THE DARKEST CORNERS by Kara Thomas (<333)

My Review Owl Rating: I want to preface this review with saying this is THE book I’ve been looking forward to reading for the past year/since the author, Kara Thomas, hinted at it via a tweet (I believe the tweet compared it to Gillian Flynn’s Dark Places, which I was reading (& loving) at the… Read more »

RIP Alan Rickman #RaiseYourWands

As we all now know, Alan Rickman has passed away. To say a light is gone from this world is an understatement. And although I didn’t know him in the way his friends and family did. I like to think I knew him well enough. For those of us of the Harry Potter generation, Alan… Read more »

  • Picture of the Day: Evolution of Fat

    Picture of the Day: Evolution of Fat

    Pictures are something I really like and since I see so many funny ones I am going to start posting a picture everyday.

    Today we have the Evolution of Fat, it was shown to me by my father. My father is the for the Wellness Coordinator at the company I am currently interning at aka he’s a health expert. He lives and breathes healthiness (he is seriously fit). But he also has a very funny, yet completely non PC sense of humor.

  • Be careful what you wish for…

    I’m currently sitting in my mother’s minivan, and I think I am about to die. It is so hot here, I love Texas but this is unbearable.

  • Picture of the Day: Funny Lord of the Rings Obamacare Meme

    In honor of Obamacare and the tons of scholars Facebook has created (they are the reason I rarely go on) here’s a funny meme:

    …it’s so true lol

  • Let’s Debate Obamacare

    So as we all probably know Obamacare was ruled Constitutional by the Supreme Court yesterday.

  • An Inspiring Quote and a New Challenge


    I have this sort of obsession with quotes, I love finding quotes that inspire me and placing them in various places, phone & computer backgrounds, Facebook page etc… For the past couple months I have been especially obsessed with the quotes of Albert Einstein, he was such a brilliant man! But today I happened upon this quote by George Bernard Shaw, author of the play that inspred my favorite movie (My Fair Lady).

  • MAC Elections Under Debate – The Wellesley News

    This is an article I wrote for my college’s newspaper, The Wellesley News, on a campus-wide debate that was going on in regards to our college government elections.  This was the first time I wrote for the News Section of the newspaper, and in writing of this piece I got to interview several people, including… Read more »

  • Debates over Obamacare Continue in the Supreme Court – The Wellesley News

    This is an article I wrote for my college newspaper, the Wellesley News, about Obamacare.  In it I break down Obamacare and simplify the debate by using the “three-legged stool” metaphor to represent the different parts of the law. Debates over Obamacare continue in the Supreme Court – Wellesley News – Wellesley College

  • Please Stop Apologizing! – The Wellesley News

    “Please Stop Apologizing!” is an article I wrote for The Wellesley News’s Opinions section that was written in response to Bill Maher’s article for the NY Times of the same name. In it I talk about why overacting is not always a good thing. Please stop apologizing! – Opinions – Wellesley News – Wellesley College#

  • “Once Upon a Time” is Timeless Again – The Wellesley News

    An article I wrote for the Arts section of my college’s student run newspaper about society’s newest fad: fairy tales. “Once upon a time” is timeless again – Arts – Wellesley News – Wellesley College#.T8KKF9U1_To

  • Trans* 101 Workshop Defies Institutional Teachings – The Wellesley News

    This is an article I wrote for my college newspaper, The Wellesley News’s, News section about a Trans* 101 workshop, open to the public, hosted by Siblings, a group for Trans students and their Allies. Trans* 101 workshop defies institutional teachings – News – Wellesley News – Wellesley College#.T8KJdNU1_To