“My parents think the longer the name the more powerful the sorcerer, so they named me Cassandra Morgan Ursula Margaret Scot. You can call me Cassie.”
Thus reads the opening of Christine Amsden’s urban fantasy/paranormal mystery novel, Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective, just released by Twilight Times Books.
“I’ve always been a writer, and I… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on February 18, 2013 at 8:21am —
When Beverly was a child she hated to read. Even though her eighth-grade teacher sent her poem “Stars” to a high school anthology and it was published in Young America Sings she hated to write. In spite of her rocky relationship with books, she managed to graduate from high school then attended Midwestern State… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on October 24, 2012 at 9:18am —
The Domino Effect by Andrew Cotto focuses on overcoming teenage obstacles and finding the girl of your dreams.
Added by Kristi Bernard on October 10, 2012 at 11:02am —
Dominick Domingo is a veteran Animation Artist (Lion King, Pocahontas, Hunchback, Tarzan, Fantasia) who’s illustrated YA books for Penguin, Random House, Lowell House, Disney Publishing, Hyperion Books, and Harcourt. Developing original screenplays as a filmmaker led to a growing writing resume. To capitalize on it, Dominick recently penned a collection of Narrative… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on August 20, 2012 at 3:44am —
Kimberly Dana’s latest book will bring hours of reading pleasure to teen girls, especially those with a particular interest in cheerleading.
Years ago, a murder was committed in a cheerleading camp: a beautiful teenager with beautiful red flowing hair was drowned in the lake. Rumors say the killer was her best friend.
Now, ten years later, our witty… Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on May 26, 2012 at 1:22pm —
What happens when a moody teenage angel is forced to attend high-school?
The answer is Griffin's Fire.
Griffin's Fire is the second installment in Darby Karchut's Terrae Angeli young adult fantasy series, published by … Continue
Added by Mayra Calvani on April 27, 2012 at 3:43pm —
Last year Amazon launched a Lending Library for Kindleand Kindle app with over 11,000 libraries across the US. This means that if you have a library card you can check out ebooks from your local library and instantly start reading them on your Kindle device.
Now, most people think that these free books include only… Continue
Added by Audreyvp on February 29, 2012 at 8:04pm —
Check out my post on creating a sexy duster: Dusting off the Cob Webs?!
Added by Abby Billings on February 3, 2012 at 2:53pm —
Added by Abby Billings on January 16, 2012 at 2:42pm —
Sixteen-year old Anna Sullivan is an outsider at her high school. Quiet and shy, as well as cursed with a tortuous family past, she can’t hope to attract the attention of popular Tyler Marsh, for whom she has a crush. How could a girl like her, a girl with a low social status, an alcoholic father and a mother who abandoned her, dare hope…
Added by Mayra Calvani on July 24, 2011 at 2:07pm —
What happens when you only communicate with
early-verbal humans? My husband’s new gig means he keeps coming home with VIP tickets to all sorts of events. Last month it was the Open air Cinema in Sydney and this month Enlighten in Canberra. Three years ago I would have been ecstatic, and… Continue
Added by Nicole on March 29, 2011 at 5:57am —
I have written a post at my blog so check out the link and tell me what you think:)
Added by Courtney Wilson on January 17, 2011 at 8:22pm —
Sure you say the holidays are over so why is family coming into town now, well I guess that's just how we roll in our family. So today I will be having 7 relatives coming in before lunch time. Yes, I can see your eyes bugging out of your head right now. Don't worry I did the same thing.
Dont get me wrong I love my family and am very excited to see them. Some of them haven't met Liam yet, that's how long it has been. It's just that it's a lot of things happening with a lot of people… Continue
Added by Rebecca on December 30, 2010 at 11:30am —
Elliott gets her braces today. I can’t tell if she is excited or scared. The appointment was made in May when I took her to the orthodontist to see if she needed braces. Colby and I knew she needed braces because she has a receding chin and a wicked overbite, but we needed to respect the experts.
For seven months, Elliott has worried about, asked about, stewed about, and celebrated the fact she would be getting braces in December. As the rest of her required teeth fell out,… Continue
Added by Lanita Moss on December 17, 2010 at 8:01am —
I was sitting around thinking about future blog posts last night, and realized that yes, I'm a Mommy blog, yes, I'm a family blog, yes, I'm a tips on home/parenting/cooking/life blog, but, I'm also a Women's blog. When do I get to talk about the *fun* stuff? Just throw it in between posts about amazing pot roast and the hilarious… Continue
Added by Morgan M on December 1, 2010 at 1:07pm —
Today I'm participating in the MEET AN AUTHOR Blog Hop, designed specifically for readers to find and get to know new authors and discover great new reads.…
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 19, 2010 at 11:30am —
On my Ink Spells blog, I've tried to give parents some content guidelines to help in choosing books for their kids. Even so, finding good books is a constant challenge as my kids are always reading faster than I can keep up. There's three of them after all; it's hardly fair.
Usually I check the AR guide first, to see what the "target" audience for the book is: publishers develop… Continue
Added by Susan Kaye Quinn on July 1, 2010 at 8:30am —
The night before my birthday, last night, a dear friend I never see anymore because she lives in Berlin---GERMANY---visited and we stayed up talking and sharing a bottle of wine until midnight. I wouldn't have traded that visit for anything, but it was late, my son is an early riser and right before I headed for bed (where my husband snoozed blissfully) I started my period. Oh yes: TMI! TMI! I know. However, to carry on---my first birthday present was a huge dose of real life with cramps,… Continue
Added by PB Rippey on February 22, 2010 at 1:29pm —
Eating at a buffet is lots of fun, especially for kids. Children get very excited about the different choices they are offered at a buffet. For some, the idea of “all you can eat” is thrilling. How can you help your child navigate a buffet without going overboard? Read on for ten simple guidelines to help your child eat at a buffet without sabotaging his diet.
1.Don’t sit/stand around the buffet. Make your child’s plate and then move away from the table. Looking at the food will only… Continue
Added by Joanna Dolgoff, MD on July 15, 2009 at 1:17pm —
Much has been said about the over-zealousness of the sport parent. We parents on the sidelines know who they are....we may even BE one--- the screamer or the ref-abuser or the self-appointed-folding-chair-coach. Sometimes it's hard to know if we've stepped over the line. Here's a suggestion for the sports parent who thinks she might be over-the-top!! http://tinyurl.com/SoccerMomPlay. Click over and leave a comment. I'd love to hear about your sports… Continue
Added by Gina L. Carroll on July 1, 2009 at 5:05pm —