ALA 2017 Recap

ALA 2017 Recap

This year, I had the pleasure of attending ALA Annual in Chicago, IL with my writing critique group. There are 15/16 of us total in the CP group, 12 of […]

I Read YA Week is Here!

I Read YA Week is Here!

 I Read YA Week is here!!! Scholastic played a huge part in my love for reading growing up so I am really excited to spread the word about their campaign this week! […]

YA Treats: Allegedly Oats

YA Treats: Allegedly Oats

It’s time for another YA Treats, a feature in which I mash up diverse young adult (YA) books and healthy, vegan treats. You can follow my instagram (@melliesimps or @yatreats) or the […]

Audiobook Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Audiobook Review: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner Narrated By: Michael Crouch Release Date: March 7, 2017 Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers / Listening Library Genre: Young Adult Contemporary ISBN: 978-0553524062 Running Time: 10 hours and 45 […]

YA Treats: THUG Smoothie

YA Treats: THUG Smoothie

So I’m starting a new feature on the blog and instagram today, YA Treats. You can follow my instagram (@melliesimps) or the YA Treats instagram (@yatreats) that I just made as […]