#AMMConnect Round 7

Ok so I’m doing this post a bit late, but I still have time! This is my #AMMConnect post.

My name is Kala Godin. I am a physically disabled woman and writer living in Alberta, Canada. A year ago I self-published a poetry collection. And I’ve been writing with the intention to be published since graduating high school, which was about 5 years ago. 

Since then I’ve had a couple of writing jobs, mostly writing for websites as blogs or columns. Most recently I wrote about my physical disability at SMA News Today, I was with them for a year.

Along with poetry, I also write fantasy, horror, and paranormal in both the Young Adult and Adult age genres. Because of my poetry background, I like to write lyrical descriptions. 

My project for round 7 of Author Mentor Match is a YA dark fantasy. The basic concept is what happens when modern teenagers looking to get away from the world, try to become gods instead. What an obsession with power does to a person’s morals. And what that amount of power does to someone’s personality. I like to play with the idea of what a monster is and what it isn’t.

I think I’d be a great mentee simply for the fact that I’m willing to put in the work. Yes, I’ve self-published before, but my intention was always to be traditionally published. A great writing career isn’t a book that is hyped up and then the author disappears. I want a consistent writing career. I want to publish books and have a consistent readership. Ultimately everybody thinks that they want the hype of Twilight or Harry Potter. But those didn’t end up being consistent careers. That’s not what I want.
I take criticism well, and I tend to be better with blunt criticism rather than sugar coating. I like to get right down to what the problem is. Of course I like to hear what I’ve done well. But if I can make it better, that’s what I want to do. 

The only thing is that I tend to work slowly, but that is due to the physical disability.

I have a couple of pinterest boards for some of my characters.

Asteria 

Kai 

Loki 

And a general aesthetic.

I hope you browse through the boards and get a sense of who my characters are.

Here’s the link to the original #AMMConnect post. 

Review: The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly

I received an ARC of The Last Confession of Autumn Casterly by Meredith Tate from Penguin Teen Canada in exchange for my honest review.

I’m rating this as a 3.5 stars.

It was a good read, with a very interesting concept.

But there was quite a bit that I didn’t necessarily enjoy about it. There were a couple of parts that I think could have actually been taken out. I understand that suspense novels have dead ends sometimes. But there was a lot of instances in the book where we were leading up to something that would be a dead end. Some  didn’t even make sense. I think if we would have taken at least one of these out it would have helped the pacing of the book.

Also I wasn’t sure that the plot twist at the end made much sense. It felt weird and detached from the rest of the story and it the characters.

However it was easy to read and I like the speculative twist that was the main part of the story. It was a fun read!