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Alyssa Pierce

The Wife Upstairs: A Review

I’m always a little skeptical when a new book is published that is meant to be a retelling  of a classic. Sometimes it works. Most of the time, it doesn’t. So when I heard that Rachel Hawkins wrote a modern retelling of Jane Eyre , which is my favorite classic novel, […]

On Resurrecting Characters

If you got excited at the thought of me writing zombie fiction, then I’m sorry to disappoint (I’m still too completely terrified of all zombie-related things). When I was 17 I wrote a young adult novel. I was young and stupid and I’m not afraid to admit it now. I […]

Time To Break

In the past, I would feel guilty for taking time for myself. I’ve admitted that numerous times on this blog. No more. I haven’t written anything in months, aside from my blog posts. Even my journal is collecting dust. I haven’t picked up a book to read since my last […]