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Coming soon: The Sea Child in paperback

Coming soon: The paperback edition of The Sea Child -- for all of you who love the feel of paper, the smell of print, and who like to curl up with the actual book.

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Born of Illusion

Book Review: Born of Illusion -- by Teri Brown. Sixteen-year-old Anna Van Housen has led an unusual life. She grew up in the circus, learning to be an expert in the art of magical illusion. Now she is her mother’s assistant in her stage show as a medium and mentalist, as well as at illegal,… Continue reading Book Review: Born of Illusion

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch 24.3 — An Unexpected Visitor

Ch. 24.3 -- Ezra barely noticed when Franklin delivered his lunch on a silver tray and then shut the door. He continued to pace back and forth, worrying. Would Butterfingers find the note he had left in the secret passage? Would Fritter heed his warning? Would any of his efforts help? Ezra’s two oldest brothers… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch 24.3 — An Unexpected Visitor

Personal updates

Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father's Day to my foster father, Gardiner Smith. Gardiner and Fay were a young couple with two small children when they felt inspired to move to a village in central Alberta, where he began to teach science at the local school.  One day the teachers had a staff meeting, and a social worker told… Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

Book Reviews

Kisses in the Rain

Book Review: Kisses in the Rain, by Krista Lynne Jensen: After a car accident claims her fiancé and her most recent memories, Georgie Tate moves in with her aunts, who live on a small island outside Seattle. She begins to reshape her life as she struggles with the knowledge that something bad happened, and she… Continue reading Kisses in the Rain

Book Reviews

Gregor the Overlander

Book Review:  Gregor the Overlander, by Suzanne Collins: I enjoyed the Hunger Games series, and when I checked to see what else Suzanne Collins had written, I found this series. Eleven-year-old Gregor lives in New York City and spends his free time babysitting his little sister and trying not to think about his missing father.… Continue reading Gregor the Overlander

Book Reviews

Dont’ Go

Book Review:  Don't Go, by Lisa Scottoline: Dr. Mike Scanlon is deployed to Afghanistan, leaving his wife and a new baby behind. Amid brutal conditions he and his fellow doctors operate and save lives. Then he gets a call that his wife is dead from a knife wound, and he goes home to bury her… Continue reading Dont’ Go

Book Reviews

Birthmarked

Book Review: Birthmarked, by Caragh M. O’Brien Gaia Stone is a sixteen-year-old midwife who lives in a harsh world where a quota of babies must be handed over to the elite society who lives within the Enclave. When her parents are arrested, Gaia begins to question everything she has been taught. She sets out to… Continue reading Birthmarked

Book Reviews

Celeste — The Unseen, Book 2

Eleanor thinks life is finally going to settle down. She's got friends at school, a boyfriend who loves her, and enough money left to her by her adopted mother to see her through till graduation. She knows how to pass as human, and she is beginning to believe that people aren't so bad. But when… Continue reading Celeste — The Unseen, Book 2

Double Play, My Books, News, Personal updates

Double Play Giveaway

Book Giveaway: Last Day! Thursday, March 26 - Double Play: A Novel of Magic, a YA Fantasy by Carol Nicolas, available on Amazon A girl with a terrible secret. A young magician on a desperate mission. Together they face vengeful Fey, killer Giant rats, and gangs as they work to heal their fractured city. For… Continue reading Double Play Giveaway