book review, Chris Crutcher, Lisa Bullard, Period 8, Sacramento Book Review, Turn Left at the Cow

Review and Giveaway of Turn Left at the Cow

Thought for the Day: Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are… Continue reading Review and Giveaway of Turn Left at the Cow

Darcy Pattison, Highlights Founders Workshops, Kurt Vonnegut, Linda Sue Park, Sacramento Book Review, The Mighty Quinn

I Am At a Workshop, But I Am Still Posting — and a Giveaway of The Mighty Quinn

Thought for the Day:Go into the arts. I'm not kidding. The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable. Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower.… Continue reading I Am At a Workshop, But I Am Still Posting — and a Giveaway of The Mighty Quinn

Book Reviews, Code Name Verity, Elizabeth Wein, Laurisa White Reyes, Never Say Die, Rose Under Fire, Sacramento Book Review, The Last Enchanter, Will Hobbs

Review of Rose Under Fire and Giveaway of Never Say Die

Thought for the Day: “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” ~Crowfoot, Native American warrior and orator (1821-1890) ~Some Gifts for My Writer… Continue reading Review of Rose Under Fire and Giveaway of Never Say Die

book review, Cynthia Voigt, Keeper of the Lost Cities:Exile, Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things, Sacramento Book Review, San Francisco Book Review, Shannon Messenger

Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “I get up every morning determined both to change the world and to have one hell of a good time. Sometimes this makes planning the day difficult." ~ E. B. White ~Some Gifts for my Writer Friends: Poets & Writers Magazine published two essays arguing the importance of backstory. You can… Continue reading Mister Max: The Book of Lost Things — Review and Giveaway

Barbara Abercrombie, Hunter Moran Hangs Out, Natalie Goldberg, Sacramento Book Review, Susan Hill Long, Whistle in the Dark

Double Review and Giveaway — Whistle in the Dark & Hunter Moran Hangs Out

Thought for the Day:“Have compassion for yourself when you write. There's no failure -- just a big field to wander in.” ~ Natalie Goldberg~  Some Gifts for My Writer Friends: I read one good poem every day, thanks to Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. Click HERE to check it out. You can sign up and get a… Continue reading Double Review and Giveaway — Whistle in the Dark & Hunter Moran Hangs Out

Barbara Abercrombie, Book Giveaway, book review, Healing Water: A Hawaiian Story, Joyce Moyer Hostetter, Mark Goldblatt, Sacramento Book Review, San Francisco Book Review, Twerp

Interview with Mark Goldblatt and More

Thought for the Day: "When the well is dry, for me, it's usually more about attitude than inspiration or lack of inspiration. It seems to me so much of writing is about courage, writing something so raw you don't want to say it aloud." ~Nicole Bernier~Gifts for my Writer Friends: If you click HERE you… Continue reading Interview with Mark Goldblatt and More

Book Reviews, Calvin Coconut: Extra Famous, Middle Grade Books, Patricia MacLachen, Sacramento Book Review, Season of Change, The Boxcar Children Beginning

The Boxcar Children Beginning — Review and a Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood;… Continue reading The Boxcar Children Beginning — Review and a Giveaway