Art Meets Young Adult Literature

Art Meets Young Adult Literature It's an understatement to say that literature shaped me as a person. I was reading Dr. Seuss to my classmates before they even knew their alphabet. I swooned and grew up with the sisters from Sweet Valley High. I even remember replacing my normal prayers with, "Are you there God, it's me, Jolene." Not everyone shares my joy for children, middle grade, and young adult literature (which is fine), but I can't contain my glee when I see an event inspired by it. So there I was, tweeting, when out of nowhere, Kathleen Rushall posts some[...]


Nanowrimo 2012

Is anyone out there doing Nanowrimo? In case you haven't heard of it, Nanowrimo is an online and in-home event, where you try to write an entire novel, or at least 50,000 words of it, in the month of November. The website can be found HERE.I've participated the last three years, but I've only been successful one time, completing the challenge of 50,000 words in 30 days. Not only is the event awesome for writers, but there's a great writing community out there that band together and write.I'd like to challenge all of you, including myself, to try this event and tak[...]



In honor of how much I loved the novel The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton, I'm giving away 2 copies!! If you don't know the premise, you can find it on goodreads.It's a standalone sequel to her other novel Blood Magic.The contest is simple.Each task you do earns you 1 entry, with a total of 3 entries possible.On September 12th the contests ends.Two winners will be chosen and announced on my website and twitter.I will ship your books and you will be happy reading maniacs.How to get an entry?1. Post a comment below, telling me who your favorite witch is from any[...]


Book Giveaway!!!!!

Hi Everyone! I love free things. I bet you do too. Especially when it involves books! I was lucky enough to snag a copy of The Blood Keeper by Tessa Gratton at ALA in Anaheim. I literally devoured it because it's a phenomenal read!  I loved it and I'm sure you will too!  That said, I feel that this book is definitely worth purchasing and sharing with others.  I'm showing my support by buying 2 copies of the novel to give away!!!  I will update this blog tomorrow with the information to enter! :)[...]


New Release Tuesday- 8/28/2012

In the spirit of book birthdays, here are the novels out today that I am most excited about!  Release date: 8/28/2012 Click on the book name to be taken to Goodreads for more info (where the bio is from). The Blood Keeperby Tessa Gratton Paranormal romance fans who are looking to up the ante will be drawn to this tale of horror, fantasy, and romance.  For Mab Prowd, the practice of blood magic is as natural as breathing. It's all she's ever known. Growing up on an isolated farm in Kansas with other practitioners may have kept her from making friends her ow[...]