Very exciting news! I’ve officially launched a Booktube channel. It shares the same name with this book blog: Feisty Little Woman. I’ve been planning on making one for a while and I finally did it! [Read more…]
Warmer weather is slowly making its debut. Rainfall is nourishing nature, making grass greener and healthy leaves cover tree branches. Birds are chirping happily. Flowers are blossoming. These are all signs that spring is finally here!It is time to put away that winter coat and snow boots, and start trading them in for shorts and t-shirts, flip-flops, and sunglasses.
I, for one, recently was eager to get some spring cleaning done. I was determined to clean and rearrange my room and most of all, go through and reorganize my personal library.
Here’s how it turned out:
It’s true! And official. I’ll be attending Fan Expo Canada this year.
I’m excited and nervous. I’ve never been to anything remotely like this. On my life’s to-do list, I’ve always wanted to go to a Comic Con or something like it anyway. As some of you know, I’m part of the Paper Droids’ team. I’m the social media voice behind it. Yup, I’m the one updating you on everything geeky on Facebook, Twitter…just to name a few. Well, this year we applied for media passes again and got them!
Some of my friends are hoping I cosplay, which is something incredibly new to me. Have yet to decide. Besides, the big questions are: As what? As who?
Have any suggestions? [Read more…]
I’m back and with a few updates!
First, if you check out the website, I’ve changed the front page banner and some of the drop menus. So explore and discover the new features.
Second, I’ve decided to review more than just YA novels. I’ve added a Fiction category.
Also, I’ll be reviewing Film and Television.
I’ll still be highlighting strong female characters and their supportive male counterparts.
Keep your eyes open for upcoming updates.
Also, if you haven’t had a chance:
LIKE me on Facebook, here.
FOLLOW me on Twitter, here.
I’ve been a busy bee.
I’ve graduated from my publishing program.
I’ve finished up my internship with Harpercollins Canada.
And I’m currently in search of a marketing/social media job.
For anyone who would like to get into the publishing industry, the best thing to do is take classes and get yourself into an internship. There’s nothing better than get on the job experience and you get to meet some pretty awesome people to.
The key is to work hard (always go the extra mile)–they do take notice, and try not to be shy–always ask questions and do everything you possibly can.
For example, I worked for the marketing and publicity departments. During my 3 months, I wanted to be as involved as possible, so I attended events and even took pictures since I wanted to help out with their corprate blog. It was a a lot of fun too!
When I have more time, I hope to elaborate more on what to expect at an internship or answer any questions some of you may have.
For now, I’m on a job search and currently managing social media for 404, which will soon become Paper Droids.
Check us out, here.
As I’ve settled in my role at my internship, I have been able to take up some pretty cool projects. Working in marketing and publicity, I have had the opportunity as well as have been encouraged to help the digital marketing team. Some of the help I provide is contributing author quotes or quotes from books for Twitter and writing articles for their blog Savvy Reader.
Since I’m a huge fan of social media and blogging, I knew I wanted to be involved with their blog. So I started brainstorming ideas for weekly features I wanted to handle during my internship. When an idea occurred to me, I pitched it to the team and they loved it!
I came up with Tweets of the Week. Every week I choose a theme and then seek out tweets authors have made that match up with it.
If you want to check out my first week of Tweets of the Week, check it out here.
As you probably noticed, I have been on a little bit of a hiatus.
There’s been a great shift in my life.
I’ve finished up my publishing program.
And like every student in my program, I’ve dealt with the stress of trying to find an internship.
But having taken the right and necessary steps, I managed to get in with one of the biggest publishing houses in Canada.
Ever hear of Harry Potter? If you haven’t, have you been living under a rock?
Heard of Twilight? Most of us have. If you managed to escape the damaging shrills of vampire fan girls, lucky you.
So what do these big name book titles have in common? Well, they all became a phenomenon.
In the book world, it gets hit with a new phenomenon, on average, in a cycle of every five years. Once you realise what the newest hot trend is, it is sometimes too late to jump onto the bandwagon—at least, for writers.
The vampires have had their spotlight, but the question now is: what’s next? [Read more…]
And welcome to Feisty Little Woman. Sick and tired of doe-eyed, love struck damsels in distress? Well, so am I!
This site is all about reading and reviewing YA fiction. I will mostly focus on books since I’m a literature junkie, but on occasion will feature television shows and movies that highlight female characters that are bold, strong and define themselves through their own actions.
But this doesn’t mean I’m excluding the gents. Nope! I’ll be giving credit to the boys and men who support, adore, and keep a balance of equality among the girls and women in their stories too.
Well, I’m very excited to get started.
Stick around—chat, comment, and suggest!
I’d love to hear from you.
This blog is dedicated to:
The girls and the women who can stand on their own two feet.
The girls and the women who do not use men as their crutch.
The women who girls should look up to.
And the women and girls who can be their own hero.