2019 Mid-Summer Middle Grade & Young Adult Book List

It’s that time of year again! It’s time for the 2019 Mid-Summer Middle Grade & Young Adult Book List! This is not a best-seller or new release list. This is an ongoing, cumulative list of books the kids in my reading army have read that is updated twice a year. I want to thank my teen…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about FUN #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about FUN Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.   Maybe a sum­mer fling would be fun. At least, until she high-tailed it back to her fancy life in New York after the season ended. Marsha West Isabel pointed…

To Prologue or Not to Prologue

Whenever I’ve asked a writing instructor or workshop facilitator about prologues, I’ve encountered a variety of negative facial expressions—everything from a wince to a frown to a quick shake of the head. And the following responses: Agents hate prologues. Readers will skip to the first chapter. Prologues = Information Dumps. One instructor offered a ray…

Book Birthday & Author Event

Last Friday, July 17 was not only the birthday of my SIL, but also the 6th birthday for my first book, VERMONT ESCAPE. I’ve been running a 99 Cent sale on most of the venues. (Something happened and it didn’t get changed on KOBO.) Today is the last day of the sale. Well, it may…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about SUNSHINE #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about SUNSHINE Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author. The sun cast a glow on my hair, and the wind whipped behind me. I looked peaceful, and for the first time I could admit, beautiful. S.A.Taylor Follow Me (work…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about VACATION #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about VACATION Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author. The Sophia he remembered had dreamed of turning the ranch into a guest retreat where visitors could get a taste of ranch life by taking part in different activities such…

Something new!

    Well, lots of somethings new around here. First and foremost: a baby girl will be added to my family. We’re so excited to welcome her. My #1son is about to jump out of his skin. Second: a new book released–Sommerville days. Many of you know my love for stories with fun and sassy…

Sneak Off and Read: Lines all about SUMMER #RSsos #RomSuspense

#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines all about SUMMER Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author. I could imagine him spending his summer weekends sailing on Georgian Bay or golfing at one of the many courses in the area, and during the winter participating in all…