Book Review: The Villa by Rachel Hawkins

Houses remember. That is how The Villa opens. Once you read about Villa Aestas, you’ll have no doubts! Emily and Chess’s lifelong friendship is feeling the strain of their stressful and diverging lives. Fresh from a divorce, Emily jumps at the chance for an Italian getaway with her friend. Six weeks in the a high-end […]

Book Review: The Final Revival of Opal & Nev by Dawnie Walton

It’s hard to not compare The Final Revival of Opal & Nev to Daisy Jones and the Six. Both are told in a similar format: through interviewed segments with people at the heart of the events. But Opal and Nev are not Daisy Jones and the Six. Dawnie Walton has done a magnificent job of capturing life and […]

Author Spotlight: Brenda Drake

 Name:  Brenda Drake Author of: Analise Rising (coming January, 2019) The Library Jumpers series: Thief of Lies; Guardian of Secrets; Assassin of Truths The Fated series: Touching Fate; Cursing Fate; Seeking Fate (coming June, 2018) Thunderstruck   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I was eight, I believe, and it was a story about […]

Author Spotlight: Barbara Quinn

Name: Barbara Quinn Author of: The Summer Springsteen’s Songs Saved Me (Lakewater Press) Speed of Dark; Hard Head (Eternal Press) 36C; Slings and Arrows (DiskUs Publishing)   Can you tell me about the first piece you remember writing? I started writing early; at five or six years old. I remember my brother and I put […]

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 […]