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Book Review – The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver

While I do not have a sister, the idea of giving up one’s whole existence for the sake of another is both poignant and painful to absorb. In The Secrets We Keep by Trisha Leaver, readers travel through Ella Lawton’s life – that of a semi-outcast whose popular twin sister, Maddy, has cast her aside for […]

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Why a NYT Bestselling author gave the money back.

I get asked all the time about being a self-published author. Why I did it, how hard was it, etc. I did it for many reasons, but like Karen Traviss,  I too was a professional journalist for nearly 20 years. I was paid to write the story THEY WANTED ME TO WRITE. With UNDERTOW, I […]

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Book Review – CREED by Leaver and Currie

Elijah Hawkins needs to die. Slowly. Painfully. Tortured until his pleads for mercy only serve to fuel my inner demon. Needless to say, I am not a fan of the man, which is why he was so perfectly written. When I started reading CREED by Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie, I was expecting to hide […]

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Cassie Mae Book Reviews

Last year I stumbled upon an author by the name of Cassie Mae and her book, FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI. The riotous way Mae wrote her main characters quickly had me hooked. In FRIDAY NIGHT ALIBI, soon-to-be-college student Kellie makes quite a few bucks thanks to the boys in town who want to date girls their parents don’t exactly […]

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Know thy Audience. ALWAYS.

If there is ever a phrase that sends chills through my body, it is: “Well, I’m not really sure if my COMPLETED manuscript is exactly aimed for teens. Maybe it is more middle grade? But then again, I guess it could be adult.” Oh, dear lord. There is nothing, NOTHING more important than knowing WHO […]

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Book Launch Date for STORMFRONT

There are two things that should be known about me as a blogger (cue the whole “excuses, excuses” rant): 1. I am CONSTANTLY working – editing for someone, working on my own stuff, and getting grabbed to do a screen play (yeah, that last one was a shocker for me too). 2. I have kids […]

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Four Seas Ice Cream and Undertow

It’s no secret that much of what is in UNDERTOW is “doable” in real life on Cape Cod. It’s like a teen’s guide on what to do on the Cape. Jump from the Town Neck bridge? Yup. Bonfire on Sandy Neck? Check! Drive out on the sand with a vehicle? Damn straight! Nosh on decadent […]

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#NESCBWI14 here I come!

I am super-duper excited to flee my M-F job as a school bus driver and head to Springfield MA for the NESCBWI conference! And yes – you read that correctly. I drive the Loser Cruise filled with my target YA audience. Horror stories of the madness from the road can be found by typing “bus” […]

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Chuck Wendig and Young Adult Fiction

I write YA (upper YA, if we are getting technical). My main audience is in the 15/16 year old range right through adulthood. The UNDERTOW series is a thinking person’s mystery, threaded through a wild cast of supernatural characters. My focus has always been on building real characters who jump off the page and haunt people […]

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Fiction Craft at Sturgis West

I just wanted to thank everyone who welcomed me at Sturgis West – I had a fantastic time and many thanks to Laurie Carah who wanted me to come in and “warp minds” in the first place. I also loved meeting the English teachers and it looks like I will be returning in the fall. […]

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White Shark Realty

Kate Conway, Cape Cod Real Estate Agent

Tales of Black-Winged Night

a black, queer, adoptee's journey to self-love, self-expression, and freedom.

From Sunsets To Sunrises

Living Life Lessons

August 5, 6, 7, 8th 2019

Double Tree Hotel, Hyannis, MA

jenacidebybibliophile

Book Reviewer and Blogger

Heartstring Eulogies

Conjured by Sarah Doughty

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the literary asylum

Darrick Dean

Find your Purpose. Find your Story.

YA Author Rendezvous

Creativity Unleashed: Books for the young and the young at heart

Undercurrents

Exploring those mysterious, underlying forces fueling a writing life

Nerdy Book Club

A community of readers

Book Twister Reviews

"A good day is one where I can not just read a book, but write a review of it." - Christopher Hitchens

Holly Storrow

Watch. Read. Write. Life.

YA Book Addict

Writing to share my love of books...

THE SPELLBOUND READER

BOOK REVIEWS, GIVEAWAYS, NEW RELEASES & MORE

Christa Wojciechowski

Dark Fiction, Delirium, and Digital Marketing