SIXTEEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT BOOK COVERS OF BOOKS I’VE READ AND/OR REVIEWED IN 2018

Book Covers that don't represent the story inside.Half naked people who don't have anything to do with the story.Crazy colours and zany patterns on covers of serious non-fictions.Animation on the cover of non-comic or non-graphic novels.Women posed on covers that seem out of place and who are not part of the story.Women in fancy dresses … Continue reading SIXTEEN THINGS I HATE ABOUT BOOK COVERS OF BOOKS I’VE READ AND/OR REVIEWED IN 2018

THE CHRISTMAS SHOES, by Donna VanLiere, St. Martin’s Press

Out 2001 Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe.... Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material … Continue reading THE CHRISTMAS SHOES, by Donna VanLiere, St. Martin’s Press

ONCE A KING, by Erin Summerill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt For Young Readers

Out December 4, 2018 Aodren: A lonely, young king, searching for a way to dismantle his father’s dark legacy. Lirra: A girl with the power to control the wind, torn between duty and following her dreams For twenty years, Channelers—women with a magical ability—have been persecuted in Malam by those without magic. Now King Aodren … Continue reading ONCE A KING, by Erin Summerill, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt For Young Readers

LITERARY WONDERLANDS: JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREATEST FICTIONAL WORLDS EVER CREATED, by Laura Miller, General Editor, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

Out November 2016 A glorious, full-illustrated collection that delves deep into the inception, influences, and literary and historical underpinnings of nearly 100 of our most beloved fictional realms. Literary Wonderlands is a thoroughly researched, wonderfully written, and beautifully produced book that spans two thousand years of creative endeavor. From Spenser's The Fairie Queene to Wells's … Continue reading LITERARY WONDERLANDS: JOURNEY THROUGH THE GREATEST FICTIONAL WORLDS EVER CREATED, by Laura Miller, General Editor, Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers

WHEN YOUR KID IS HURTING: HELPING YOUR CHILD THROUGH THE TOUGH DAYS, by Dr. Kevin Leman, Revell/Baker Publishing Group

Out September, 2018 Children today live in an unpredictable, disruptive, and often violent world. Many of them live in two different homes with different sets of expectations. They face bullying at school and online. They hear news of school shootings, and racially or religiously motivated violence. They may have lost a friend or a loved … Continue reading WHEN YOUR KID IS HURTING: HELPING YOUR CHILD THROUGH THE TOUGH DAYS, by Dr. Kevin Leman, Revell/Baker Publishing Group

NOT THE BOSS OF US: PUTTING OVERWHELMED IN ITS PLACE IN A DO-ALL, BE-ALL WORLD, by Kay Wills Wyma, Revell/Baker Publishing Group

Out August 2018 Too much to manage and not enough time or energy to do it? Join the club. Life is a pressure cooker and, more and more, being overwhelmed is just considered normal. But, truth be told, life's stresses and circumstances aren't the boss of us. What if we could take Overwhelmed and diffuse … Continue reading NOT THE BOSS OF US: PUTTING OVERWHELMED IN ITS PLACE IN A DO-ALL, BE-ALL WORLD, by Kay Wills Wyma, Revell/Baker Publishing Group

FORESTS OF THE FAE: DEVLIN’S DOOR, by K. Kibbee, Incorgnito Publishing Press

OUT JANUARY 2016 When thirteen-year-old Anne is sent to spend the summer with her dreadful relatives in a small Washington state town, she is left with little hope that anything intriguing will happen to her. However, when she learns of an abandoned town full of old Victorian homes hidden in the woods nearby, she embraces … Continue reading FORESTS OF THE FAE: DEVLIN’S DOOR, by K. Kibbee, Incorgnito Publishing Press

THEODORE AND THE ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE, TALE OF THE SPECTACULAR SPECTACLES, by K. Kibbee, Illustrations by J.H. Winter, Incorgnito Publishing Press

Book One Out July 2017 Living life as a bumbling breadbox with fur, was hardship enough for Theodore the Corgi, but when the young dog finds himself cold and alone in a frightening animal shelter, it’s clear that his struggles have only just begun. Labeled “unadoptable,” by shelter staff, Theodore mires in the gloom until … Continue reading THEODORE AND THE ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE, TALE OF THE SPECTACULAR SPECTACLES, by K. Kibbee, Illustrations by J.H. Winter, Incorgnito Publishing Press

THE CHRISTMAS EVE TREE, by Delia Huddy, Illustrated by Emily Sutton, Candlewick Press

When the ugly little fir tree is taken to the city, no one wants to buy him; they prefer the big tall trees. But a homeless boy asks the shopkeeper if he can take the tree, and down by the river in a cardboard box, decorated with a few candles, the tree finds itself at the center of a magical Christmas Eve it will never forget. A Christmas tale with a classic feel but a modern theme at its heart.