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On Thursday Mylisa wrote about covers, and I couldn’t agree with her more. Covers are a big deal! My cover was previously revealed on Mr. Colby Sharp’s blog along with an interview… 249 more words

“He’s the boy!”—The Slippery Map by N.E. Bode

I’ve always had a thing for maps. It started when I read The Hobbit and found myself enchanted by the quaint illustrations of Misty Mountains and mysterious runes and wispy-lettered place names that let Middle Earth bloom in my imagination. 756 more words


Sparrow's Reading Corner: {It’s About The Friday Book Memes | Volume No. 30}

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts: Parajunkee @ Parajunkee’s View & Alison @ Alison Can Read. Feel free to gather all the details about this fun meme at their sites. 370 more words


The 12 Books I Bought By Accident...Oops

I’ve stumbled across some really wonderful books recently. I get a lot of books from the library, for the sake of my bank account, but nevertheless, I seem to have acquired a nice stack over the past couple months. 48 more words


The Path of Names by Ari Goelman

The Path of Names by Ari Goelman caught my eye because of its mixture of a real-life setting familiar to many American kids (summer camp), and a take on magic and mysticism not often found in kidlit or, for that matter, literature in general. 467 more words

The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani

HarperCollins released book two of The School for Good and Evil series––A World Without Princes––in April 2014. Let’s revisit Chainani’s debut and how it can inform our writing craft. 438 more words