Category Archives: Randomness

What Inspires You To Write?

What inspires you to write? I’ve considered this topic so many times. In the end, all I come up with is it’s fun to pretend. That, I suppose, makes one question what is the joy found in pretending? Most would answer because it’s an escape, and this is where authors and readers are often met on common ground. Pretty simple if you ask me, but how do you reach the people who want to get in touch with your flavor of escape? My flavor of escape is one that takes us to a world where we live happily together, globally, not merely locally. World peace, so to speak, but it has to arrive feeling at least realistic. While this isn’t my only choice to escape, it certainly tops the list right now.

Just this week another Amber Alert was released in my home state. From my understanding, it took about two hours from the girl’s abduction to the time the alert was released. She didn’t make it, but because she was taken in front of witnesses, they did find the kidnapper. I think every single time I see something like this happen, especially in real time, that I die a little inside, and for a moment I only wish that we could change time and get to her faster. I wish someone could have saved her.

It’s the tragedies like these that inspire me, because I want to live in a world where there aren’t child killers, where each life is precious and deserves a shot at life. I’m realistic to know that we can only do so much as a community at times to prevent these incidents, but that’s why I write a different ending. That’s why I hope, even though I know I can’t change the past and I can’t bring justice to the present, that maybe somehow I’ve done my part in keeping these lost souls in my heart and mind, I do my best to remember them, even if I didn’t know them. We all do that when we share an Amber Alert, news bits, and other things online, but me, I create a world where we have the power to genuinely prevent tragedy by just being a decent human beings.

I’m just tired of the news being so depressing and loaded with headlines that only make you feel on a downward spiral. There is still good in this world, and we are still mostly good ourselves, so please take a moment and hug your little ones and be grateful for as long as possible. You never know what tomorrow holds, sometimes you don’t even know what the next half hour holds.

When you’re done with that, take a moment to remember all the little souls ripped from our world one way or another. Their lives are over, but let them not be forgotten.


Happy New Year Already?!?

Well, as you can imagine time has managed to evade me the last few months. I work retail and no matter how hard I try each year to devote time and space to my internet hobbies, my brain goes into a dormant/sleep mode because there just isn’t enough time in a day to do what I set out to do. However, I also work seasonally and with the holiday season on it’s way out, and the new year set in motion, I have found a few minutes for some of my own projects. Soon, I will be getting together with my partner in all things books to see when we can get our interviews on the ball again. We’re still playing catch up with some of those, for that I apologize, however it is a free service and we are only human. I’m sure everyone understands, but thank your for your patience anyway.

As for other fun news, I have two new trailers and book covers. I’d feel blessed if anyone who supports YA books would be willing to spread some love for me with them on FB or whatnot.

Here is the new cover for book one: SERISSA, (scroll for more)

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Here’s the cover for the second book, I’m aiming for releasing before Valentine’s day if not sooner, SERISSA’S SONG,

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I also have two new trailers out as well.  I’m only going to post the first one for now, for SERISSA, as the second isn’t quite ready yet, maybe later today.

That’s all I have for the moment, but I’ll be checking in again real soon with more updates. Happy New Year, may it be good for everyone!


A Contest and Giveaway!

Currently running on my blog is a contest for Amazon Gift cards. All you have to do is LIKE my Facebook page for Serissa for a chance to win, and remember to share my pinned post!

AlicenScott.com has a giveaway running. LIKE the Facebook page OfficialAlicenScott and share the pinned post to enter for the giveaway for Captive of Desire by Alexandra Sellers. Her giveaway ends when she hits 150 likes.

Good Luck!!


Do You Remember The Neverending Story?

neverendingstory I just introduced this movie to my thirteen-year-old niece. She’d never seen it, but it was a nice way to extend the importance of reading especially since she’s the start age of my target audience, and she’s now reading Serissa. Apparently, according to her nobody reads anymore!

Frankly, I remember watching this movie as often as I could as a child, couldn’t get enough of it. This was a classic fantasy portraying just how real books can feel when you get invested.  I’ve recently heard they are trying to remake it. How interesting could that be? I’ve read differing views on how this can help the story look more appealing and up to date, but others seem to think it should be left just where it is.

If it gives the young imagination a way to explore what reading can offer in a visual format, win-win for me. I’d love to see a new version as long as it is done well.  I haven’t read the book yet, but have recently added it to my goodreads list.

What are your thoughts? Have you read the book?  Did the old movie meet expectations or would a new one be a chance for improvement?

IMDB -New Version

Check out the book.