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Friday Reads: Harry Potter Book 2 – The Secret to the Chamber of Secrets? Repeat Book One

This will probably be a controversial opinion on Harry Potter, even in my own house...

Why My Book Club is the Best and How Yours Can be Too

This week we had our monthly Nightlighter book club meeting to discuss the YA book, If I Was Your Girl, which lead to an enlightening literary and cultural discussion. Obviously as a writer/author (The Travelers), I think books are very important. It's not a stretch to say that I think book clubs are important. So let's talk about why I love my book club and why every person should be in one!

Friday Fun: A Few of My Favorite Book Bloggers You Might Not Know

Following bloggers is very personal. The blogs I read regularly are the ones in which I feel some sort of personal connection to the content or the blogger's point of view. That means they're usually book related. So, for some Friday Fun, I'd like to introduce you to some of my favorite book bloggers.

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!

My Favorite Things of 2016, Yes There Are Some! #goodthingsin2016

2016 wasn't completely awful, right? Here are some things I found in 2016 that not only didn't suck but were kind of awesome...

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.

Wishlist Wednesday: Holiday Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Buying gifts can be stressful. If you're like me you fret about giving people the perfect gift. I like my gifts to be meaningful. Honestly, if someone makes a wishlist that's the best. But, not everyone does and if it's a wishlist available to multiple people, then you risk giving duplicate gifts. So how do you pick the best gift for someone?

Journey in Charity: Give a Book That Gives Back

If you love books, you love to get books. Since tomorrow is Cyber Monday, it’s a great time to find and buy books to give to others this season. In honor of that, I plan to donate part of the proceeds from the sales on amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com from my YA fantasy novel, The Travelers, to charity. But, what charity, you ask? Excellent question. Deciding on that was difficult...

Favorite Books My Characters Would Recommend & the Books They Secretly Love

Everyone has a guilty reading pleasure, right? Well, in my world my characters do also. Therefore, in this blog I’m going to talk about the books my characters would recommend and their secret guilty pleasures, including books on vampires, zombies (ooo, shiver), pants (yes, you read that right, pants) and Mandalas. What's a Mandala you ask? Read to find out!

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