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I am thrilled to be back with a new book review. I just finished Jennifer Park’s The Shadows We Know by Heart, and I can’t wait to write about it. Get your copy through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Indiebound. The summary (adapted from Goodreads): Leah Roberts’s has a secret she’s told no one: Sasquatch...
Hello, Blogger my old friend. It’s been too long! 2016 is flying, bringing us closer to some of the most anticipated releases of the year. Here are the top three books I can’t wait to read in 2016:   Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Expected publication: July 21, 2016   I know, I know,...
Happy New Year, everyone! If you write children’s books, I have one more resolution for you for 2016. If you don’t belong to SCBWI, join. If you’re a member but not an active one, get involved. And if you’re already involved, step up and volunteer to help or join the regional team. I promise you...
I am so excited to share the gorgeous cover for Dan Kobolt’s The Rogue Retrieval today! While this isn’t the YA or MG fare I usually review, I am so excited to read this one. Dan is an awesome member of the online writing community. He has a gift for all things sci-fi and fantasy,...
The Summary: I received an Advance Review Copy of Until I Find Julian by Patricia Reilly Giff this summer, and it released on September 8, 2015. Twelve-year-old Mateo lives in Mexico with his mother and grandmother, and his older brother Julian works across the border in the United States to support their family. When a...
The online writing community can be phenomenal, but it can also be overwhelming. Some great resources have been shared on the Pitch Wars hashtag over the past week to help navigate the rules and language of publishing. Here are my favorites: 1. Dahlia Adler’s Abridged Glossary of Pub Speak.  What is a WC, you ask?...
Last year, my friend Angelica R. Jackson wrote great post on what pre-orders mean for authors. (You can read the full post here.) Today I wanted to share some of that information, along an awesome middle grades book available for pre-order now!   Ordering ahead rocks for readers. You get the book delivered to your door...
I had a post on books all ready to go last week. But the far too common tragedies, national and local, washed over my news feeds, and a familiar sadness and frustration came with them. Suddenly my book love felt small and unimportant in the face of more and more brutality.   We all like...
Today I’m reviewing How We Fall by Kate Brauning. This book has been on my TBR list since its release, and I was lucky enough to win a copy at the SCBWI mid-year workshops in Orlando this month. Buy it here The summary, adapted from Goodreads: Ever since Jackie moved to her uncle’s sleepy farming...
Brenda Drake has done more to support other authors than just about anyone I know on the Internet. Thank you so much, Brenda, for all the time, love, and support for the YA community and beyond. I am so thrilled today to be able to share in the cover reveal for her book Library Jumpers!...
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