B for Bookreview Spotlight

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Thanks to the B for Bookreview blog for "spotlighting" my newly published novelette, The Wallace House of Pain. If you're not familiar with B for Bookreview, it's one of many wonderful blogs written for book-lovers seeking their next read. They post book reviews, author interviews, guests posts from authors, and other book news. Read B … Continue reading B for Bookreview Spotlight

The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic

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I've got 3 exciting updates on Shannon's Odyssey, my novel for 7- to 11-year-olds: First and foremost, find Shannon's Odyssey featured in Shepherd's list of "The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic". The book also appeared on an author's list of recommended summer reads. And on July 22 … Continue reading The Best Middle Grade Adventure Stories with Talking Animals and a Dash of Magic

That Stunning Cover Artwork

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And now for a little bit of fun: If you love the cover art of my novel Horseshoes and Hand Grenades (as I do!), then you'll like this 16-second video, which pans down the painting, giving you the chance to savor it up close. Credits: Illustrator/artist Natalie Simone. Cover design by Colbie Myles. Cricket soundtrack … Continue reading That Stunning Cover Artwork

The Best Novels for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults Who Love Theater

Earlier today, Shepherd.com published my list of "the best novels for tweens, teens and young adults who love theater". I introduced you to Shepherd a while back when they published my first Top 5 list. This new site offers book recommendations for readers with a new twist: book recommendations from authors, for readers. Their thinking is … Continue reading The Best Novels for Tweens, Teens and Young Adults Who Love Theater

The Best, Ultimately Uplifting Stories About Sexual Abuse and Harassment

Does the world need a list of "the best, ultimately uplifting stories about sexual abuse and harassment"? I think so, and so does Shepherd, the newest kid on the bookworm's block. I was invited by the creators of Shepherd, a new reading resource for book-lovers, to submit a list of good reads related to my … Continue reading The Best, Ultimately Uplifting Stories About Sexual Abuse and Harassment