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Seasonal Sweets (Monday): Making fudge!

So, my plan for yesterday was to post a recipe, but… Today’s holiday cheer post has been delayed due to an exploding candy thermometer. Stand by…! — Lyssa Chiavari (@lyssachiavari) December 5, 2016 But now we have a new candy thermometer, so here is the recipe! I’m going to post…

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Wish on a shining star~

So, today’s Holiday Cheer post is coming a bit later than I meant it to… and it’s also a different topic than it was originally going to be… which is largely due to an exploding candy thermometer… long story. XD So the originally planned post will be coming tomorrow, but…

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Hasn’t snowed a single flurry, but Santa, dear, we’re in a hurry

I’m the sort of person who gets a little intense over the holidays. Almost every holiday, actually. I love decorating the house for the different seasons, making crafts and finding cutesy wreaths and rugs and window clings and other kitschy ways to show my holiday spirit, be it Halloween or the Fourth of…

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November is on my list

At this point I’ve pretty much decided that November is the worst month in the calendar. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you’ve noticed that this November has been particularly crappy for the usual world-event reasons. But it seems like November really had it in for me on a…

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#NationalComingOutDay reflections and a way to give back

Two years ago on National Coming Out Day, a friend of mine came out as ace. The courage he showed in doing so made me re-evaluate my own decision to stay in the closet, something I’d done since college, and is what ultimately inspired me to be public and vocal…

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Happy Book Birthday to Anthropoidea!

This week my friend K.L. Teal (also known as T. Damon) is celebrating the release of her new book, Anthropoidea, a fun YA urban fantasy, and I’m helping her celebrate with a guest post and giveaway! When Garrett upsets a witch during an interview for a senior project with his…

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Different Worlds: Meet the characters

Different Worlds is almost here! In just one month, it shall be unleashed upon you all.1)Have you preordered your copy yet? There’s still time! Don’t forget that paperbacks ordered through my online store come with art postcards, a coupon for a free copy of the ebook and more! To celebrate, today…

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Cover reveal: Remember Yesterday

A few weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend the Reading Transforms launch party for my friend Pintip Dunn’s The Darkest Lie. It was so much fun to get to know Pintip better, learn more about her books, and hang out with everybody. And today, I’m very excited to share with…

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YA Pride: Indie edition!

June is Pride month, and to celebrate, there have been a lot of reading lists floating around the internet. But I noticed that most of the recommended books (especially for YA) have been limited to traditionally published (and especially Big 5) books. But there are a lot of fantastic self-published/indie/small press…

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Perchance to Dream shorts in the wild!

Some of the short stories from Perchance to Dream, the anthology of Shakespeare retellings I edited last year, have recently been published as Kindle singles, and I’ve been really enjoying seeing the covers that go along with the stories. First up is Onyx by Alicia Michaels: The year is 3015,…

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