Archive for October, 2013

Where’d You Go, Bernadette- Maria Semple
Book Reviews

Where’d You Go, Bernadette- Maria Semple

Maria Semple’s brilliant novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette was in the running for the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction. Bernadette Fox is an eccentric former architect (and MacArthur grant winner) who hasn’t created anything in twenty years. Paul Jellineck, a friend from the past, describes her character best: “People like you must create. […]

Magna’s Plea- Cherie Reich
Guest Authors

Magna’s Plea- Cherie Reich

An excerpt of Magna’s Plea by Cherie Reich Amora 12-13 Days of Luquiry Year 1717 AUC Tendrils of smoke swirled heavenward. The smoldering stench reached Princess Magna at the top of the palace’s northern tower. She wrinkled her nose at the unpleasant odor, yet it still smelled better than the […]

Check Out These James River Writers
Guest Authors

Check Out These James River Writers

I’ve met amazing people in the past 4 years at the James River Writers Conference! You can get to know them too by checking out their websites & blogs:             Lisa Blair-  http://www.elleblair.com/  Lisa is a writer and reader of YA fiction. Like me, she […]

Melodime’s Where the Sinners & Saints Collide Album Available Now!
Encouragement

Melodime’s Where the Sinners & Saints Collide Album Available Now!

  Listen to Halo-  http://melodime.bandcamp.com/album/where-the-sinners-the-saints-collide Melodime’s Where the Sinners & Saints Collide Album is available on iTunes for $9.99 – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/where-sinners-saints-collide/id697428496

Don’t Spam a Bookworm Blogger, Grammarly!
Encouragement

Don’t Spam a Bookworm Blogger, Grammarly!

So earlier today I received an email with “Grammarly Blog Sponsorship” in the title. Here’s the email with my thoughts in bold.  Hi Kristy,  (Why hello there)  I just stumbled across your review of “The Fault in Our Stars” (which is fantastic, by the way) (Why thank you. It’s a fantastic […]

The Lions of Little Rock- Kristin Levine
Book Reviews

The Lions of Little Rock- Kristin Levine

“You see, to me, people are like things you drink. Some are like a pot of coffee, no cream, no sugar. They make me so nervous I start to tremble. Others calm me down enough that I can sort through the words in my head and find something to say.”(p.5) […]

When Stars Die- Amber Skye Forbes
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When Stars Die- Amber Skye Forbes

* Check out the book trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD5QErkgNe8&feature=share&list=FLfeXrMzgbmSxvZM52jGLk6A Amber Skye Forbes is a blogger, (http://amberskyeforbes.wordpress.com/) a dancer, and a writer. Her YA Paranormal Romance novel, When Stars Die, will be available October 22, 2013. Isn’t the cover gorgeous?! Title: When Stars Die Author: Amber Skye Forbes Genre: YA Paranormal Romance Release: October 22, […]

Are There Shades of Darkness in Regards to YA Contemporary Fiction?
Encouragement

Are There Shades of Darkness in Regards to YA Contemporary Fiction?

Photo by Roxanne Colvan *Check out my post- Are There Shades of Darkness in Regards to YA Contemporary Fiction? at Obey the Muse: http://obeythemuse.com/2013/10/07/are-there-shades-of-darkness-in-regards-to-ya-contemporary-fiction/#comment-736

May We Be Forgiven- A.M.Holmes
Book Reviews

May We Be Forgiven- A.M.Holmes

A.M. Homes won the 2013 Women’s Prize for Fiction for May We Be Forgiven. You must have a dark sense of humor to enjoy this novel and I found it hysterical. It’s Thanksgiving and Harry Silver is 48 years old, works part time as a professor and is writing a novel about his […]

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