Leap of Faith

I started this WIP back in NaNoWriMo of 2018 and the writing was so tough for me. It was a busy month, I got sick, and there was no energy for drafting something branch new. It made me decide this circus story of mine wasn’t worth the time of day. Now, with some time andContinue reading “Leap of Faith”

Awards and Travel and Querying, Oh My!

It Started With YA… It’s been an age since I actually updated this blog with anything related to my writing path. The last year has been…a journey. I think from last summer to this summer could be called the year of the pivot. This time last year I had just begun querying a YA FantasyContinue reading “Awards and Travel and Querying, Oh My!”

Pitch Wars #BoostMyBio

Hi! I’m Haley Kral! I’m a children’s librarian at a public library, which means I spend my day reading picture books, doing storytime, helping people use the computers, and any number of random things that come up. People think being a librarian means sitting somewhere very quiet and maybe reading but that is not theContinue reading “Pitch Wars #BoostMyBio”

#YABkLove Day 1: All Time Favorite

Okay, this is a hard one. Can you choose your all time favorite YA book? I think I’ve narrowed it down to two, and they share a similar factor. I read them around the same time period and they both have mythical creatures that are basically angels. Angelfall by Susan Ee. This book has everythingContinue reading “#YABkLove Day 1: All Time Favorite”

New Publication – Pyg the Tinker

My short story “Pyg the Tinker” was published by the online literary journal Quantum Fairy Tales. This is my steampunk take on the Greek myth of Pygmalion (not the George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion). Pyg the Tinker passed his days in his workshop, and his nights in the Spartan bedroom behind it. He chose a lifeContinue reading “New Publication – Pyg the Tinker”

To Marry a Scottish Laird

My most recent review is up at All About Romance (although I’m late in posting this blog). To Marry A Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands This book wins the award for the longest I have ever attempted to avoid having to read a review book. For roughly half a year I have been trying toContinue reading “To Marry a Scottish Laird”

Small Incentives

I had the fantastic opportunity to spend this weekend at the RT Convention here in Dallas. RT is hosted by the magazine of the same name (formerly Romantic Times) and brings together writers, readers, and reviewers of the romance community. I won’t go into the full details here, as I am putting together a blogContinue reading “Small Incentives”

Reviews in the Wild: Sleigh Bells in the Snow

Since I shared my review of All I Want Is You that ended up on the Seattle Public Library page, I thought I would share my most exciting Review in the Wild so far. I got blurbed in a book! Sadly, it doesn’t have my name, just All About Romance, but I know it wasContinue reading “Reviews in the Wild: Sleigh Bells in the Snow”

What I’ve Done Instead of Write

Since I finished my NaNoWriMo goal a month ago (whew, that flew by) I have done no writing at all. Zilch. The only exception being two book reviews which accounts to not much at all. Here’s what I’ve done in place of writing for the last month: Relax. As soon as NaNo was done IContinue reading “What I’ve Done Instead of Write”

New Review: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

My review of All Broke Down, a New Adult novel by Cora Carmack, is up at All About Romance today. As much as I enjoyed Cora Carmack’s first three books, I was totally avoiding the Rusk University series. First of all, New Adult is a very hit or miss genre for me. I like Carmack’sContinue reading “New Review: All Broke Down by Cora Carmack”