Turning the pages on books

When we moved into our new home, I swapped all the shelves in the house around, giving my son a few extra sets. The result is that he has a full wall of books. Sometimes I hang out in the doorway of his room without him noticing me, and I watch him select a book from one of his shelves and snuggle up with it. (That's not weird, right?)...more

The Best Book to Bust Boredom on Road Trips with Kids

  This is one of those; when I was kid beginnings.  When I was kid, my sister and I, would pile into my parents Bronco or Suburban with a few books and our imaginations and head out for our annual 12 hour summer road trip from Northern BC to Kelowna to visit my grandparents. When I was older I actually had a walkman to listen to music....more

My Literary Squad

I May Not Be Taylor Swift, But I Still Have A CrewBy Heather Haines Before I started scrawling meaningful-type stuff, I was a dedicated reader. I had my favorite books with dog eared pages and highlighted passages. I imagined myself in the heroine’s shoes, or more often, I imagined her in mine....more

Why Are YA Dystopias So Popular?

Dystopias – the opposite of utopias – come in a variety of styles and genres to meet the trends. For a while, science fiction post-apocalyptic dystopias such as A Canticle for Leibowitz (Walter M. Miller) and Mad Max movies were popular. Feminist dystopias, the most famous of which is The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood), have had continuing appeal....more

Getting back to a few good books

There is something odd about my life right now. My BFF at work asked me what I was reading these days, and after thinking about it for a few moments, I had to respond with "nothing."...more

Harry Potter and the 34 Year Old Fan

There’s a new Harry Potter book!  There’s a new Harry Potter book!  There’s a new Harry Potter book!!!!!!Okay, I have to catch my breath because just thinking about jumping up and down and yelling that at the top of my lungs has me winded.  For real.  I am after all, significantly older than I was the last time I donned my robes, drew a lightning bolt on my forehead, and stood in line at midnight to pick up the book so that I could race home to start reading* it. ...more

Why Veronica Scott Wrote HOSTAGE TO THE STARS

Thanks for having me as your guest! I love explaining the behind the scenes of my new books here on your blog....more

#LegallyBlonde15: 15 Ways We're All Elle Woods

Fifteen years ago, Legally Blonde was released and I was told by every single person I'd ever met that I had to see it.  Relax, people. I'm in the middle of an internship. I don't have time to go to the movies. ...more