Blog Birthday – Giveaway

Blog Birthday

My blog is two years old!

Two years of sharing my travels, my favorite books, and my writing with you guys. I’ve had slumps, and I won’t pretend there weren’t moments when I wondered what was even the point of blogging, but I’m so glad I kept going.

Because you guys are amazing.

Every like and every comment always brightens up my day. So what better way to thank my awesome readers than by doing a giveaway? Continue reading “Blog Birthday – Giveaway”

Dean & Lily – Episode 3

379 words
Dystopia, YA
Written by Audrey Francis-Plante


DEAN & LILY
Episode 3


 

Downtown Water Level Now 16 Centimeters

 

The headline illuminates the screenwall of my room, waking me up. I grunt when I see the time on the corner of the screen. 8:05.

I’m late. Continue reading “Dean & Lily – Episode 3”

One-Liner Challenge

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This challenge was SO much fun to do! I want to thank the amazing Awkward Book Blogger for creating it and tagging me. Check out her blog; it’s awesome.

The idea is basically to write one-sentence summaries of some of your favourite books (well, I least I picked my favourite books) and also poke some fun at it. We don’t mean any harm to the stories (favourite books, remember?) it’s really just for fun! Continue reading “One-Liner Challenge”

Book Club – October

monthly YA book club

If you want to join, the rules are simple: I announce the book we’ll be reading on the 1st day of each month and we discuss it in a new post that I’ll publish on the 20th. (If you want to make a review of the book on your blog feel free to link it in the comments on the 20th so we can all share and talk books and love life and be awesome.) (For more info, click here.)

So here’s the book of October! Continue reading “Book Club – October”

Blogger Recognition Award

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The wonderful, wonderful Jasmine, from readingwithjax nominated me for the lovely Blogger Recognition Award. (Everybody, go check out her blog! You can thank me later!)

The rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

How did I start my blog?

I’d been thinking about starting a blog for a looooong time when one day, I won a Short Story contest and the jury asked me for a short bio and the link to my website if I had one. Continue reading “Blogger Recognition Award”

Back to School Book Tag

Back to School

Hello fellow readers! It’s September, and most of the people I know went back to school this month. Even though I didn’t, I felt like doing this tag just for fun. I haven’t created it, but I saw a bunch of different BTS tags online and decided to do one of them. Anyway, without further ado, here it is!

English: Name your favorite author’s writing style

Leigh Bardugo. She’s definitely my favorite author this year. I read all of the Grisha books and I want need MORE. Continue reading “Back to School Book Tag”

Dean & Lily – Episode 2

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340 words
Dystopia, YA
Written by Audrey Francis-Plante
Photo Art by Plaidbowties


DEAN & LILY
Episode 2


The girl to my left shrieks when my fist connects with Dean’s jaw. My knuckles ache too much for a second punch, so I grab his blue hair and kick him in the groin.

He bends in two, but forces a smile. “Did you change your hair?”

“You’re a Trouper?” Continue reading “Dean & Lily – Episode 2”

Looking For a Fellow Writer (or Two)

writing

You like to write?

You want to try writing in a group?

I’m planning on writing a paranormal Short Story for Halloween but I’d like to try something different and write it with one or even two other writers. 

If such a collaboration might interest you, just email me at audreywritesabroad@gmail.com and we can form a writing group and start brainstorming! Continue reading “Looking For a Fellow Writer (or Two)”

Dean & Lily – Episode 1

D&L

350 words
Dystopia, YA
Written by Audrey Francis-Plante
Photo Art by Plaidbowties

DEAN & LILY
Episode 1


The stench of flood and rotten apple is so strong I almost faint as I climb over the fence. I put on the mask they asked me to bring and step into the darkness of the orchard.

I grin. Continue reading “Dean & Lily – Episode 1”

The Road to Banff

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I drove from Calgary to Banff on my own, and it was definitely perilous. The thing is, everywhere you look is so DAMN BEAUTIFUL that I couldn’t focus on the road, and I kept trying to take some photos which was downright life-threatening. (Kind of worth it, though, but definitely DON’T do that.) Continue reading “The Road to Banff”

Book Club – September

monthly YA book club

If you want to join, the rules are simple: I announce the book we’ll be reading on the 1st day of each month and we discuss it in a new post that I’ll publish on the 20th. (If you want to make a review of the book on your blog feel free to link it in the comments on the 20th so we can all share and talk books and love life and be awesome.) (For more info, click here.)

Now comes the time to announce the book of September! Continue reading “Book Club – September”

Pieces of Advice That Are Slowly Fucking Up My Mind

Free writing, 254 words
Written by: Audrey Francis-Plante

Everyone’s priorities are different, but you have to think about money and work first.

You have to put everything you’ve got in your passion, and what’s your Plan B?

Be a strong and confident woman, but there are things that a girl just can’t do.

You’re a natural beauty, but you look so much better with make-up on.

Travel as much as you can while you can. Isn’t it time to settle down?

Don’t let others influence you, but why aren’t you more like him?

Have your own opinion, but if the majority thinks otherwise … Continue reading “Pieces of Advice That Are Slowly Fucking Up My Mind”

Holidays Book Tag

HOLIDAYS

Hello, everyone! I felt like creating a book tag, so here it is.

RULES:

1. Make a post of your own in which you name a book that you would want to read for each of the holidays below. (Feel free to change the holidays if you celebrate different ones!)
2. Tag at least 5 bloggers to do it at their turn.
3. Link back to audreywritesabroad so she can see your post!
4. Have fun!

Continue reading “Holidays Book Tag”

Pink Hair, Red Blood

This is an excerpt of a short story I’ve been working on lately, and I’d really like to know what you guys think of it!

370 words
Excerpt
Written by Audrey Francis-Plante

ONE

I didn’t want to believe it was true, but my brothers insisted it had worked on them so I had to see for myself.

Following their directions, I crossed the forest, made a left at the scarecrow, and spotted the cabin made of bones. They said to knock four times, once at each corner of the blue wooden door, so I did.

It opened. Continue reading “Pink Hair, Red Blood”

Top 10 Book Titles – YA Fiction

TOP 10 book titles

Hello fellow readers! Sometimes I pick up a book only because the title pricks my curiosity. Here’s my Top 10 Book Titles in YA Realistic Fiction–I’ll be doing another one soon with YA Fantasy & Sci-fi Fiction, because I find they need another kind of titles entirely. Continue reading “Top 10 Book Titles – YA Fiction”

Dinosaur Provincial Park in Pictures

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Dinosaur Provincial Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located about two-and-a-half hours drive from Calgary, Alberta, that I had the chance to visit last June. And it’s simply gorgeous.

So I’ve decided to let the photos talk for themselves.

Continue reading “Dinosaur Provincial Park in Pictures”