REVIEW: The Girl From the Well

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I totally judge books by their covers. Which is why I was drawn to this book so quickly and had to read it despite the fact that I CAN’T STAND HORROR STUFF. But man, did I fall in love with Rin Chupeco’s book “The Girl From the Well.” There have been some mixed reviews for this book, but mine is obviously the only one that matters. (Please, don’t take that seriously, I’m being sarcastic. All the reviews are valid.)

As someone who is a total wimp when it comes to horror movies and hasn’t read many horror books, I really loved this story!

I feel like horror is a really difficult genre to write, because things that are scary on screen are hard to translate in words (like jump scares for example.) However, the visuals in it are really well written. I was trying to imagine what I was reading as a film, and it would definitely scare the crap out of me.

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ART: Thank You for the Support!

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It’s been a long year or so of trying to get The Art of Falling off the ground, and I’ve done a lot to try and spread the word about my novel. I’ve entered the manuscript into several Inkitt contests (getting into the Top 10% several times, and winning First Place once!) I’ve going to conventions and told people about my novel, even selling artwork to promote it. I’ve reached out to agents and publishers hoping for a break. Lastly, I’ve been able to share the story with dozens of beta readers who were able to provide kind reviews and pass along the word.

So, thank you so much for all of the support and love you’ve given. It means the world to me, and I’m so excited for when The Art of Falling will be able to be shared in print. I can’t do this without you.

Q/A: Get To Know The Author

  1. Name: Danielle
  2. Nicknames: Dani
  3. Gender: Female
  4. Star Sign: Leo
  5. Height: 5′5″
  6. Time right now: 1:18 pm.
  7. Average hours of sleep: 6 to 9 hours.
  8. Lucky Number(s): 2, 4, 8, 13
  9. Last thing I googled: extreme joy gif
  10. Favorite Book: Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  11. Favorite Band: Relient K, Fall Out Boy, Twenty One Pilots, Panic! At The Disco. These guys are pretty much majority of my music.
  12. Song stuck in my head: Holding On To You by Twenty One Pilots
  13. Last movie I watched: Avengers: Age of Ultron
  14. Last TV show I watched: Bob’s Burgers
  15. Dream Trip: A cross country road trip to visit all 50 States
  16. What I am currently wearing: Pajamas (which consists of a t-shirt and shorts)
  17. When did you create your first blog: I honestly can’t remember. About 5 years ago I believe. I was 17 and I had made a Tumblr.
  18. What do you post about: Fandom stuff sometimes, but mainly just funny posts of whatever is on my dash.
  19. When did your blog reach it’s peak?: Probably a few years ago (circa 2012??) when I was online all the time and REALLY active on Tumblr.
  20. Do you get asks on a regular basis: I used to get them a lot, but now it’s pretty rare. I LOVE getting asks though. 🙂
  21. Why did you choose your URL: It’s my nick name and pen name!

LIFE: Birthday Trip to Mackinac

Well, my birthday was a few days ago, and you know what they say about turning 23…

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Memes aside, I can’t believe I’m already 23 years old. I don’t feel like an adult yet, but I keep getting older and more confused about life. This year, my birthday fell on a Tuesday. However, the weekend before my boyfriend, friends, and I went on a trip to Mackinac Island! It was my first time visiting, and I must say that it was a beautiful weekend to go.

We started off in Mackinac City, where we walked around and ate pasties before taking a trolley tour around the city. We even drove over the bridge to the Upper Peninsula to see the bridge from another angle. On the tour we learned a lot about the history of Mackinac, or Mackinaw depending on which part of the area you’re in, and took some really beautiful photos.

Afterwards, we took a small break before going to the Lumberjack show. It was an absolute blast watching the lumberjacks saw, axe, climb,and run their way around the wood. My good friend, Dylan, even went up during an audience participating section to yell TIMBER as loud and as long as possible. Note: he was the only adult among the other three young children.

The next day, we took the ferry to the Island to spend the day. Instead of taking a bike tour or a horse carriage ride around the island, we decided to walk the trails. While I did get sunburned, I never got too hot or cold. The natural rock formations and historical landmarks also made the hike well worth the several hours we were on our feet. I would highly recommend it for those who want to really enjoy the beauty of the island.

One our last day, we visited Colonial Michlimackinac for a historical tour around the colony. We saw archaeological sites, restored buildings, and actors dressed in period pieces to really make us feel like we were back in time. Although it did rain, we made the most of it by visiting shops downtown and buying plenty of souvenirs.

I would highly recommend visiting this beautiful part of Michigan if you’re in the area. I know I will be going again someday soon!

Here are a few photos that I took of our trip: