Bree Crowder

Bree Crowder is a YA writer and editor. She holds a B.A. in English, a graduate certificate in Creative Writing, and is currently pursuing an M.A. in Creative & Critical Writing. Writing, reading, photography, and travel are a few of her favourite things.

  • It’s Been a While…

    it's been a while

    So, it’s been a while. I started this blog in 2014, right after I got out of school. I wanted a space where I could share my thoughts on my favourite books, some writing woes and wisdoms, and things that inspired me to make positive change. As time went on, and I found it increasingly difficult to write about something new every week, I started writing about anything just so I’d have something to post. This space became a nuisance rather than a place to grow and explore. After a break of almost seven months, my hope for this space is reinstated. As I take on several new adventures in…

  • Q&A with Amber Smith

    Earlier this month Amber Smith, author of The Way I Used to Be and The Last to Let Go, joined me for a Twitter chat about her writing, editing, and publication experiences. As promised, for those who missed it, you can find the full Q&A below. Enjoy! Bree: Welcome, y’all! Tonight I’m chatting with @ASmithAuthor about her new book #TheLastToLetGo, which published yesterday! We’re going to be talking everything #amwriting, #amediting, and #ampublishing. Welcome, Amber! Amber: Thank you for having me! Amber wrote a beautiful debut novel called #TheWayIUsedToBe about a girl who keeps her rape a secret. It is a stunning look into the mind of a young woman who has been…

  • “These Words Matter” At a Glance: 2017

    I can’t believe we’re three years into the “These Words Matter” segment. This year, another 12 fantastic authors contributed, and their choice titles were sometimes surprising (and often not widely popular). What’s the book that was transformative for you? This year was the first time that the “These Words Matter” segment encountered some obstacles. The roster changed slightly as the year progressed. I’m so happy with how the list turned out. These authors are so kind, generous, and talented. I can’t wait to get into another year of editing this segment. We’re 36 contributors in, and we’ve got another year of writers coming up. Maybe your favourites will be contributing…

  • Book Review: “Identical” by Ellen Hopkins

    I first read Identical by Ellen Hopkins when I was in high school. I’d started with Crank (if you haven’t yet read an Ellen Hopkins book, I highly suggest you start there), and was so eager to get my hands on more. The first time I read Identical was an experience I have only encountered once since. I didn’t see the ending of Identical coming, just as I didn’t see the ending of The Fault in Our Stars coming. These are the only two times that an ending has surprised me so much that I still, to this day, wonder how their authors so masterfully left me dumbfounded. I think this is the most disturbing Ellen Hopkins book I’ve read…

  • Book Review: “Half Blood Prince” by J.K. Rowling

    First of all, I’ve got to start by wishing J.K. Rowling a very happy birthday. 52 years ago, the world was gifted with a light, a passion, and a perseverance that has inspired me every day of my writing life. Today we celebrate you, Jo. Wishing you the happiest of birthdays. There was just something particularly magical about this book. Half Blood Prince is among my three favourites in the series. I’ve reviewed my other two favourites, Prisoner of Azkaban and Deathly Hallows. Half Blood Prince is particularly memorable not only because of the massive steps forward in plot (Dumbledore and Snape, hello!), but because the character relationships in this…

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