More than four years ago—was it five, was it six?—I wrote a short story late one night. There was nothing of consequence about it, except the voice. It was urgent, and close. It spoke in words you’d hear any day of the week, using grammar that was less than standard. Its metaphors were colloquial, whispers intimate.… Continue reading Announcing the Publication of What Boys Are Made Of
Less than six days until book day, and it’s time for a final preview of What Boys Are Made Of! Yeah, I know. This time next week, I will officially be a published author. Well, okay, yes, my short story was published last fall, but now I will have a book for sale! Oh, wait,… Continue reading What Boys Are Made Of Final Preview: Chapter 3
First blog review of “What Boys Are Made Of!”
Thirteen days until What Boys Are Made Of is released, and the clock is ticking down. Last week I posted Chapter 1, told from Simon’s point of view. This week the perspective shifts to Erin in chapter 2. Why multiple point of views? It’s a style I enjoy, showing people through the eyes of others.… Continue reading What Boys Are Made Of Preview: Chapter 2
With the release of What Boys Are Made Of less than a month away, I’m excited to post the first chapter of it on my blog! For the next two weeks, I’ll be posting a chapter every Wednesday. Please feel free to read them over, share them with your friends, your enemies, that one neighbor… Continue reading What Boys Are Made Of Preview: Chapter 1!
My mother is reading What Boys Are Made Of. This is, of course, the worst thing that has ever happened to me. Readers, you might not have ever considered this, but writers, I know you have. Because what’s the only thing worse than having a stranger read your diary? Your mom. Oh god, what have… Continue reading My Mother Is Reading My Book, and This Is Terrifying
As a reader, font is probably something you don’t give much thought to. Words are on the page, and so long as it’s legible, what does it matter, right? If only. Fonts have far more sway than most people realize. Similar to the temperature in an office making you feel welcome or worried, or the… Continue reading The Best Font For My Book
This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Book 1, recently re-titled What Boys Are Made Of, is nearing its release date of March 15th, 2016. And here it is! In this gritty debut set in a near-future Appalachia, S. Hunter Nisbet presents a stunning story of surviving the choices we make—and those that are made… Continue reading Cover Reveal and Call For Advance Readers