Author Spotlight: Gloria Chao

Name: Gloria Chao Author of: American Panda (Simon Pulse) and Misaligned (coming fall 2019)   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I remember writing and illustrating a lot of stories as a kid, and here’s a sneak peek at one of them involving a…dun dun dunnn…missing snowglobe!     When […]

What Do I Really Know? aka- Queen of the Underqualified?

I opened my email and there it was. My first invitation to appear, as an author, and give a presentation. My mind immediately filled with images of myself, microphone in hand, perhaps nestled into a cozy leather chair on stage as I gaze upon those who’ve come to listen intently to the carefully crafted bit of […]

Book Review: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

First, thank you to Stephanie Garber, Flatiron Books and NetGalley for an ARC of Legendary  Caraval is over and its secrets have been exposed…or have they? When Caraval ended Donatella Dragna had just received a message from “A friend” hinting that her mother would be proud, but that she must keep up her side of […]

Author Spotlight: Jeri Baird

  Name: Jeri Baird Author of: Tokens and Omens; Curses and Warfare (Jolly Fish Press) Upcoming:  Barnabas and Bird Run Away From the Circus     Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? In grade school, I was obsessed with writing stories where I flew to Mars. But my first attempt […]

On Cocky Novels, Cocky Authors and #Cockygate

Something happened over the weekend. Actually the “happening” of it has been in the works for a while, it was the “blowing up” of the situation that happened this weekend. As a disclaimer, let me say that I don’t believe I’ve read or typed the word “cocky” so much in such a short span of […]

Author Spotlight: Victoria Gilbert

Name: Victoria Gilbert  Author of: The Blue Ridge Library Mystery series Book One: A MURDER FOR THE BOOKS (out now) Book Two: SHELVED UNDER MURDER (July 2018), Book Three: PAST DUE FOR MURDER (early 2019) From: Crooked Lane Books   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? As soon as I […]

Author Spotlight: R.L. Martinez

Name:  R. L. Martinez     Author of: In the Blood; Beneath the Skin (Lakewater Press) From: Oklahoma     Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? Yes, it was a story about a black horse that I also illustrated in this little white blank book my teacher gave me. I think I, or […]

Cover Reveal: Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional by Lauren Nicolle Taylor

Travel Diaries of the Dead and Delusional Lauren Nicolle Taylor Published by: Clean Teen Publishing Publication date: February 18th 2019 Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult Nineteen-year-old Langley is crazy…like get out the straight jacket and prepare the padded room kind of crazy. She knows it, and the kicker is—she’s choosing to stay that way. She clings […]

Author Spotlight: Stephanie Eding

Name: Stephanie Eding Author of: Unanchored (April 17, 2018; Anaiah Press) From: Convoy, OH   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? In high school, I spent quite a bit of time writing short stories, skits, or fan fiction. It wasn’t until about four years ago that I wrote my first […]

Author Spotlight: Katerina Baker

Name: Katerina Baker Author of: The Corner Office (Self Published)   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? When did you first realize you wanted to pursue writing as a profession? I always thought I would be a full time writer in retirement, but until then I am managing to write in […]