Joyana Peters' Blog

Joyana Peters’ Blog

Are you looking for book recommendations? Do you want to find new authors to support? Do you want to learn more about independent publishing and the writing process? You’ve come to the right place! Joyana Peters’ Blog will share ways to foster relationships between authors and readers and truly build a Book Community! Also make sure you check out Joyana’s own curated online bookstore here!

Grammar- Should We Be Teaching It?

Grammar- Should We Be Teaching It?

Why Schools Feel It Is Not Necessary. Grammar- Should We Be Teaching It? Somewhere in the last twenty years schools decided to stop teaching grammar. This was not really discussed or debated– it just happened. Why? The main argument has been a shift in educational philosophy. Instead of previous generations, where the focus was on… Continue reading →

Banning Books in School

Banning Books in Schools

To Kill a Mockingbird- Childhood Classic or Book to be Buried? February 19th marked six years since Pulitzer Prize winning Harper Lee passed away. But there might very soon be a time where no one knows who she is. Although it’s not the first time Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, has faced controversy,… Continue reading →

Plagiarism or Inspiration

Plagiarism or Inspiration?

Is there a fine line between them? Plagiarism or Inspiration? How do we define the difference? Did you read Grapes of Wrath  in school? What about Of Mice and Men? I know I even got to teach Of Mice and Men  to my 9th graders. And I have to say, as much as many of them complained, it was… Continue reading →

Is Self Publishing Worth It?

Is Self Publishing Worth It?

Why Self Publishing was Worth It for Me- In December of 2020, I officially submitted my completed manuscript to an editor. One MFA, ten years, two kids and I finally turned my manuscript baby into my first published novel! I knew the next six months would be rough, going through rounds of edits, formatting, publishing,… Continue reading →

Remember the Triangle Fire

Remember the Triangle Fire!

March 25th is the Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 146 people died in a half hour. This was a history-altering tragedy that affected almost every family living on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1911. Many of these deaths could have been prevented. All the more reason, we need to Remember the Triangle Fire… Continue reading →

International Children's Book Day

International Children’s Book Day

April– The Month of Reading! Celebrate the Magic of International Children’s Book Day! April is a month chock full of opportunities to celebrate reading. There’s National Library Week April 3rd-April 9th. Then there’s D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) Day on April 12th. April 23rd is Shakespeare Day. And April 30th is El día de los niños, el… Continue reading →

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