RESURRECTION GIRLS, by Ava Morgyn, Albert Whitman & Co.

Olivia Foster hasn’t felt alive since her little brother drowned in the backyard pool three years ago. Then Kara Hallas moves in across the street with her mother and grandmother, and Olivia is immediately drawn to these three generations of women. Kara is particularly intoxicating, so much so that Olivia not only comes to accept … Continue reading RESURRECTION GIRLS, by Ava Morgyn, Albert Whitman & Co.

Hello World, I’m Back!

It's been a real whirlwind of stress lately for all; that goes without saying, but for me, it's been even more stressful getting ready to open a new business. Renovations are going well: gutting, tearing down, plumbing, electrical, structural-foundation repairs, planning, planning, and more planning. Promotional work begins in January 2021. Applications will go out … Continue reading Hello World, I’m Back!

10 Things You Should Know About Reading, by Reading Rockets

1. Too many American children don't read well Thirty-three percent of American fourth graders read below the "basic" level on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading test. The "basic" level is defined as "partial mastery of the prerequisite knowledge and skills that are fundamental for proficient work at each grade." (NAEP Reading Report Card) … Continue reading 10 Things You Should Know About Reading, by Reading Rockets

32 Things I Love About Books, by Kelly Jensen of Book Riot

1. Endpapers. Pretty endpapers make a whole book feel so special. 2. That word you read which follows you around for an entire day, popping up everywhere you go. 3. When you enter a new place and suddenly feel like a favorite character in a new scene. https://acdn.adnxs.com/ib/static/usersync/v3/async_usersync.html 4. The soft rustling of pages moving … Continue reading 32 Things I Love About Books, by Kelly Jensen of Book Riot

A “Reader’s Bill of Rights” by Daniel Pennac

Daniel Pennac's “Reader's Bill of Rights 1. The right to not read 2. The right to skip pages 3. The right to not finish 4. The right to reread 5. The right to read anything 6. The right to escapism 7. The right to read anywhere 8. The right to browse 9. The right to … Continue reading A “Reader’s Bill of Rights” by Daniel Pennac

NEGATIVE REVIEWERS ARE NOT HATERS

You know it's a sad day when I'm emailed about a vlogger taking to the airwaves to condemn reviewers with this comment, "negative reviewers are haters." Being an author is one of the hardest things to do. Being independently published or traditionally published, writing books take time, energy, sleepless nights and traveling a lonely road … Continue reading NEGATIVE REVIEWERS ARE NOT HATERS

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