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ACFW New Releases–June 2017

Hey guys! Gather round for more books to add to your summer reading list! Yep--it's that time of the month again. Here are all the new releases from fellow ACFW authors and all the pertinent info that goes along. June 2017 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW… Continue reading ACFW New Releases–June 2017

Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Book Review: RED by Liesl Shurtliff

Here it is! My review of book #3 from Liesl Shurtliff's series of children's novels based on fairytales. I've mentioned Shurtliff's other two novels--RUMP and JACK--multiple times in past blog posts regarding middle-grade books I would recommend. (You can find those reviews here and here.) So it's no surprise that RED, The True Story of… Continue reading Book Review: RED by Liesl Shurtliff

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Book Review: Arbiter by Jamie Foley

Time for another book review! You might recognize Jamie's name from my most recent author interview I did a couple weeks ago. Arbiter is book 2 in Jamie Foley's The Sentinel Series and after reading book 1, I couldn't wait to get started on this one! Read on to see what I thought! Synopsis: Jet… Continue reading Book Review: Arbiter by Jamie Foley

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Book Review: SENTINEL by Jamie Foley

This week's book review has been a long time comin'! Jamie is a fellow writer that I got in contact with about a year ago. Our shared love of fantasy YA novels is what drew my interest in the first place, and after getting to know her (via email, since she lives half way across… Continue reading Book Review: SENTINEL by Jamie Foley

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Book Review: JACK by Liesl Shurtliff

Another book review! This one is a fun middle grade twist on the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, intertwined with Jack the Giant Slayer. JACK: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff caught my eye while browsing through my local bookstore and I couldn't help but grab it. Read on to… Continue reading Book Review: JACK by Liesl Shurtliff

My Life, Uncategorized

When you have… reader’s block?

It's no secret that I love to read. As a child, I would beg to accompany my mom when she went to the mall - not to visit the toy store or a clothing store - but because my favorite place on earth was the bookstore! I distinctly remember jumping for joy whenever a new… Continue reading When you have… reader’s block?

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If a book could put on boxing gloves…

A few weeks ago I had a fellow writer ask me a bold question: If I had to choose, would I want to see my work published as ebooks or print books?  "Oh that...ummm..." Blank stare. Yeah. Honestly? That's like asking me to choose between pizza and ice cream. Uhhh, can I have both, please??… Continue reading If a book could put on boxing gloves…

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Art of Writing or Thrill of the Plot?

Recently I got into an interesting discussion with a fellow writer about the importance of good writing. I had mentioned that I was hooked on a series of books that had a fantastic plot but that the writing wasn't great, even though it was a New York Times bestseller. My friend was shocked to hear… Continue reading Art of Writing or Thrill of the Plot?

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Book Review: ‘Switch’ by Ingrid Law

Finally! The last review for this series! I actually read this last month and had intended on getting this out sooner, but I've been hard at work on my next novel.  (*Cartwheel**Cartwheel**Happy Dance*)  I had hoped to be done writing the MG Medieval Fantasy Adventure novel that I'm working on, by the end of this… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Switch’ by Ingrid Law

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Book Review: ‘Scumble’ by Ingrid Law

I've been reading lots lately. And I admit, I do tend to post the reviews that I give the highest rating to, since I like giving good news to everyone! But I'm glad to say, here is one more reason that people of all ages should be reading. every. single. day!  "Scumble" by Ingrid Law is… Continue reading Book Review: ‘Scumble’ by Ingrid Law