A Simple Favor, A Complex Book

A Simple Favor, Darcy Bell, 10/12 People did not like this book. I loved it. You know that person you love, the one that is mildly amusing and significantly dumber than you. Sometimes they amaze you. They’re beautiful and confusing. In the beginning, you weren’t sure about them. But you gradually fell in love andContinue reading “A Simple Favor, A Complex Book”

Stepdaddy’s Blood/ WIP #3, In Tweets

Since May of 2017, a little over a year. Between handwriting and a semester of playwriting, I only have 8 pages of typed novel. #TheMerryWriter — 💀Tanyx Winchester 💀 (@lokikilledtanyx) August 16, 2018 I'm Tanya. I write YA mystery. The majority of Stepdaddy's Blood is set in Napa, but I haven't been there since 2007.Continue reading “Stepdaddy’s Blood/ WIP #3, In Tweets”

Stepdaddy’s Blood: A WIP

 Hello sweetie! I’ve hit a bit of *gulp* writers’ block in my current WIP. I wrote a bit of an overview, mostly data relating to the characters. The problem is I’ve been working for so long on this, first as an omnipotent novel, then as a play for a class, then in 1st person, and nowContinue reading “Stepdaddy’s Blood: A WIP”

Happy (Belated) Sherlock Holmes Day!

  Happy belated Sherlock Holmes Day! (Ok, I had no idea that there was a SH day until yesterday. Now it’s my third favorite holiday, after Halloween and Free Comic Book Day. Hey, it tops Star Wars Day.)  Let’s talk about our favorite, underappreciated Sherlock  Holmes stories. My all-time favorite SH story is The SpeckledContinue reading “Happy (Belated) Sherlock Holmes Day!”

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, pt.2

  (You can read pt. 1 here) The Adventure Of The Six Napoleons– Yeah, seems obvious when you’ve seen the series. Yeah, murder. Ideal portrait of a journalist, unlike the scavengers usually portrayed.  The Adventure Of The Three Students– Ah, that the very thing that plagues me should be shoved into the Sherlock collection- college. GettingContinue reading “The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, pt.2”

The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, Pt.1

  The Adventure of The Empty House– It’s brave and unusual for Watson to admit that he fainted; usually women are portrayed as the fainters in their time period.  And what happened to Mrs. Watson? The Adventure Of The Norwood Builder– One of the more dramatic and thorough cases, beginning with the accused murderer burstingContinue reading “The Return Of Sherlock Holmes, Pt.1”

April Wrap-up

The Bookshop On The Corner, Jenny Colgan, 7/12 333 pages genre-romance Written slowly, read quickly. It was quite obvious who she’d end up with. It’s loosely based on Pride and Prejudice, but doesn’t mention it in the numerous book references. Scotland is described nicely. Good for rainy days. End Of Watch, Stephen King, 9/12, 482Continue reading “April Wrap-up”

Magpie Murders: Book Review

  8/12 knives   You’ve probably heard of it, in TIME or elsewhere. The great mystery book of the season, reminiscent of Agatha Christie.   Magpie Murders is two versions of the same story. A detective, a professional in one and a professional editor in the other, investigates the murder of an unpopular rich man.Continue reading “Magpie Murders: Book Review”