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Rose Colored Reading Glasses…Does Meeting an Author Influence Your Opinion of a Book?

Meeting an author clearly influences whether or not I buy a book. Does it also influence how much I like a book? 

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April Wrap-Up: Crime & Poetry…It Was an Interesting Book Month

April is known for being rainy. But that just means more time to read books...

Feminist Lit, YA Awesomeness, SciFi Classics: My 10 Favorite Books I Read in 2017

2017 is almost over? Every year goes by faster and faster. This year, I've been lucky to be able to read a lot of great books!

10 Must-Read YA Novels I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet!

As a young adult (YA) author, I wish I could say I've read every great and even every good YA novel. But I haven't. In fact, I've come to realize my YA bookshelf is rather lacking. 

Friday Fun: List of the Best Personality Tests to Find Out What Characters You Are Most Like!

Well, I'll admit it! If there is some sort of personality test posted on a blog or Facebook, I'll take it, always, unless they make me sign up for something. Otherwise, I'm all over it. Whatever the reason, for me at least, it's a bit of an obsession. Instead of trying to fight it, I'm embracing it! Actually, I'm blowing it up...

Traveling with The Travelers: San Francisco Edition Day 1 – A Bookish Trip

When I visited New York City in December, I took my book, The Travelers, along for some photo ops. No, the fact that people looked at me like a crazy person as I propped up a book in windows, subway stations and restaurants didn't discourage me from doing it again in a new location, this time San Francisco!

Books Over Looks Blog Series: Top 10 Books of 2016 – A Kid’s Perspective

On this blog I have a series called Books Over Looks. The goal is to focus on how books can help stimulate the minds of young people. In that spirit, today's blog is from the mind of my 11-year-old daughter. Here are her top 10 books of 2016 to, hopefully, help inspire other kids to read more.

Journey in Inspiration: T-shirt Tuesday Begins, Don’t All Cheer at Once

So, I need a little levity in my life right now. Therefore, I decided to try something new. I'm calling it T-shirt Tuesday. My husband probably has hundreds of t-shirts with funny, ironic sayings or pictures on them. I'm going to use those to draw inspiration for my Tuesday blogs, or at least I'm going to try. Ready? Today's inspiration is...

Guest Blog: Librarian Lisa Talks About the Magic of Books in The Library

K.L. Kranes and I are in the same book club, which is now three years old. I like to think of myself as a reader, and someone who loves learning. I have been in a several different book clubs in... Continue Reading →

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