I snagged this eBook on BookBub a few months ago, and only found the time to read it recently. I found this one browsing through the Middle Grade section, and it's one of the few mystery books that wasn't begging to be compared to Nancy Drew. But if we are going to compare the two, … Continue reading Review: Shirley Link and the Safe Case by Ben Zackheim
Disclaimer: I was given a free, digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed herein are my own. This is the story of a girl whose heart was stolen, and not in a good way. The beautiful Princess Caityn is well-known throughout the Twelve Realms for her kind disposition … Continue reading Review: The Beauty Thief by Rachael Ritchey
I read this book as part of a review exchange with the amazing Claire Banschbach, published author of two other YA fantasy novels, The Rise of Aredor and The Wildcat of Braeton. She kindly reviewed my novelette, Secrets in Seaport, and the wonderful things she had to say about it immensely relieved much of the … Continue reading Review: Adela’s Curse by Claire Banschbach
There's a new tab on the blog's menu thingy, for my Graphic Design Services. I'm currently offering an inventory of eye-catching premade eBook covers, at introductory rates between $35-$45. If you're an independent author looking to self-publish on a digital platform, you're in the right place! Take a look at my current inventory, and if … Continue reading Want an eBook Cover?
I recently discovered the Top Ten Tuesday weekly tag from The Broke and the Bookish blog. This week's tag is "Ten Books Every X Should Read". As an older reader with an affinity for kids' books, here are some books and book series (in no particular ranking order) I think every child at heart should … Continue reading Books Every Kid (and Kid-at-Heart) Should read
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I recently learned of the Mini Marvels series, created and drawn by artist Chris Giarrusso, author of the G-Man series. It's marketed as an all-ages comic series featuring everyone's favorite superheroes and villains from the Marvel franchise as super-kids! It's all insanely adorable and many of their antics border on outrageous. Outrageously funny, that is.
In which Allison discusses how stupid it is.
My musing for today is, who selects which books intended for children receive a Newbery Medal and how do they do it? Here's how I imagine (and embellish upon) it: A group of women between the ages thirty and sixty sitting at a San Diego Comic Con celebrity panel-style table, each engrossed in a 100 … Continue reading Who Picks the Newbery Awards?