book review, Courage for Beginners, Karen Harrington, Kristin Levine, Madeleine L'Engle, Shannon Messenger, The Paper Cowboy

The Paper Cowboy — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “We don’t want to feel less when we have finished a book; we want to feel that new possibilities of being have been opened to us. We don’t want to close a book with a sense that life is totally unfair and that there is no light in the darkness; we… Continue reading The Paper Cowboy — Review and Giveaway

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Sniffer Dogs by Nancy Castaldo — Review, Interview, & Giveaway

Thought for the Day:"Good observers have the manners of trees and animals, and if they add words, it is only when words are better than silence. But a vain talker profanes the river and the forest, and is nothing like so good company as a dog.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson~Gifts for My Writer Friends: Writers Helping… Continue reading Sniffer Dogs by Nancy Castaldo — Review, Interview, & Giveaway

Adventures in YA Publishing, Audrey Vernick, Book Giveaway, Fake ID, Lamar Giles, Martina Boone, MMGM, Rick Riordan, Screaming at the Ump, Shannon Messenger

Fake ID — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: "I write when I'm inspired and I see to it that I'm inspired at nine o'clock every morning." ~ Peter de Vries ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:  Rick Riordan wrote a terrific post on getting published. You can find it HERE. Have you ever wondered about what makes great writing? You might… Continue reading Fake ID — Review and Giveaway

Allen Ginsberg, book review, Martina Boone, Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer, Shannon Messenger, Sherrie Peterson, William Fourth, William Summerhouse, Wish You Petersen

Wish You Weren’t — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Follow your inner moonlight; don't hide the madness.”  ~ Allen Ginsberg, poet ~Gifts for My Writer Friends:Martina Boone from Adventures in YA Publishing wrote a GREAT post on getting an agent. This is a must read. Find it by clicking HERE.  Having trouble with your opening? Click HERE to see what… Continue reading Wish You Weren’t — Review and Giveaway

Book Reviews, Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer, Shannon Messenger, Under the Egg, William Fourth, William Summerhouse

Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day:  "All writing problems are psychological problems. Blocks usually stem from the fear of being judged. If you imagine the world listening, you'll never write a line. That's why privacy is so important. You should write first drafts as if they will never be shown to anyone." ~ Erica Jong ~  Gifts for My… Continue reading Orion Poe and the Lost Explorer — Review and Giveaway

book review, Cheryl Rainfield, Compulsion, Ice Dogs, Martina Boone, Oscar Wilde, San Francisco Book Review, Shannon Messenger, Stained, Terry Lynn Johnson

Review and Giveaway of Ice Dogs

Thought for the Day: "Any fool can make history, but it takes a genius to write it." ~ Oscar Wilde ~Gifts for My Writer Friends: There is a great post by Maureen Doyle McQuerry on Kirby Larson’s blog all about subtext. Check it out HERE. It is worth the time.This post from Writer’s Digest, entitled… Continue reading Review and Giveaway of Ice Dogs

book review, Joyce Moyer Hostetter, K. M. Weiland, Kathryn Erskine, Marvelous Middle-Grade Monday, Seeing Red, Shannon Messenger, The Paradox of Vertical Flight

Seeing Red — Review and Giveaway

Thought for the Day: “Humans think they are smarter than dolphins because we build cars and buildings and start wars, etc., and all that dolphins do is swim in the water, eat fish, and play around. Dolphins believe that they are smarter for exactly the same reasons.”  ~ Douglas Adams, writer, dramatist, and musician ~Some… Continue reading Seeing Red — Review and Giveaway