Books for youth in custody

Books for youth in custody

In a recent article in Voya Magazine, Jessica Snow talks about some of the resources that are available for the staff of these programs to help them to choose the books that will have the greatest impact on their young people. One of those resources is Library Services for Youth in Custody (http://youthlibraries.org/). They provide helpful suggestions and book lists for those who are trying to stock their libraries with the best books for their youth ...
Kicking off Nanowrimo

Kicking off Nanowrimo

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you probably know that I have been doing Nanowrimo for a number of years (according to my account, this is my seventh year.)  ...
Randy's Review of June & Justin

Randy’s Review of June & Justin

This is my sweet hubby's review of June & Justin, Book #2 in the Between the Cracks series.  Originally blogged at Flamestr's Thoughts. June and Justin did everything to escape from their past but to face and fight their fears ...
Excerpt from Island of Shipwrecks

Excerpt from Island of Shipwrecks

I just finished reading Island of Shipwrecks, book #5 of the YA Fantasy Unwanteds series by Lisa McMann. This is probably not a series that you want to jump into the middle of like I did! While there are enough clues to puzzle out the backstory, you will be missing a lot of the depth of the story and the characters. ...
Vanishing Teardrops and other freebies

Vanishing Teardrops and other freebies

A collection of freebies for your reading pleasure! Vanishing Teardrops, Book #4 of the Tamara's Teardrops series is free in the Amazon Kindle store, and I've pulled together some other freebies for you! ...
Mystery quotes contest

Mystery quotes contest

I am looking for ORIGINAL quotes about mystery books, readers of mysteries, or readers and reading in general. ...
Coup de Glace

Coup de Glace

(Book #6) The trouble with solving murders in a little town like Bald Eagle Falls is that everybody knows about it, and then they expect you to solve their case too. When Bella brings a new—or rather a cold—case to Erin, she protests that she is not a detective. But Bella really needs her; how could an old woman just have gone missing without anyone following up on it? ...
Brewing Death

Brewing Death

(Book #5) Erin is finally safe and sound in Bald Eagle Falls, with her sister in town and the chance to finally get to know her. She’s done with secrets and murder. But fate and a killer have other things in mind, and before she knows it, she is faced with an unexplained death, with Erin and her friends in the middle of it. 

Tea and trouble are brewing in Bald Eagle Falls, and Erin doesn’t want to find herself in hot water. 

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Stirring Up Murder

Stirring Up Murder

(Book #4) With Davis behind bars and Alton Summers chased away once more, everything is back to normal in sleepy Bald Eagle Falls. Erin is making her delicious gluten-free goods at Auntie Clem’s Bakery and things couldn’t be going better. The only sleuthing Erin is doing this time is to track down the half sister she never knew she had. But when that sister turns out to be not quite who Erin expected, and there is yet another body, Erin has some choices to make ...
Vanishing Teardrops and other new releases!

Vanishing Teardrops and other new releases!

I am pleased to announce the release of Vanishing Teardrops, book #4 in the Tamara's Teardrops series! Hold onto your hats, because this is going to be a wild ride! ...
Give yourself books for Mother's Day!

Give yourself books for Mother’s Day!

It's Mother's Day weekend. Are you looking for something quick and easy to deliver to your mother? Or maybe you'd like something to read yourself while you're eating those chocolate chip pancakes that are half-raw and half-burnt. If you're looking to fill up your Kindle with some great reads, I've got a round-up of women's fiction, literary reads, and cozy mysteries for you! ...
Freebie Weekend - Tortured Teardrops and More!

Freebie Weekend – Tortured Teardrops and More!

Tortured Teardrops (Tamara's Teardrops Book 3) is free this weekend! Tamara French is back in juvenile detention, and things are not going well. Have her experiences on the outside affected her so much? The staff can’t figure out what is wrong, and Tamara herself can’t explain what is going on with her ...
Tortured Teardrops and a round-up of new releases

Tortured Teardrops and a round-up of new releases

Tortured Teardrops (Tamara's Teardrops Book 3) is now available for purchase in the Kindle store! Tamara French is back in juvenile detention, and things are not going well. Have her experiences on the outside affected her so much? The staff can’t figure out what is wrong, and Tamara herself can’t explain what is going on with her ...
Excerpt from It's Kind of a Funny Story

Excerpt from It’s Kind of a Funny Story

My current read is It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini, a young adult book about depression and managing mental illness. It has been made into a much-acclaimed movie. In spite of the subject matter, it's a light-hearted book with plenty of humour. While the thought processes and experiences of Craig, the main character with depression are quite different than mine, Ned Vizzini wrote from his own experience and tragically succumbed to his own depression at age 32.  ...
Easter Freebies!

Easter Freebies!

What could be better than chocolate for Easter? How about free books? The Easter Bunny has brought you some surprises this weekend! ...
Excerpt from The Aeronaut's Windlass

Excerpt from The Aeronaut’s Windlass

I am really enjoying a new (to me) book from Jim Butcher, The Cinder Spires: The Aeronaut's Windlass. I've read a couple of the Dresden Files series before, but this is the first in the Cinder Spires series. This new world of crystal-powered airships, pirates, and warrior cats is the best fantasy I've read in a long time. There is enough undiscovered backstory and possibilities to sustain several series. ...
Vanishing Teardrops

Vanishing Teardrops

(Book 4) It was her second chance at parole, and Tamara knew this time that it wasn’t going to be easy. That ended up being the understatement of the century. In a new environment, trying to be a parent for the first time after years of not being allowed to make any decisions for herself, she didn’t know how she was going to make it. ...
Tortured Teardrops

Tortured Teardrops

(Book 3) Tamara French is back in juvenile detention, and things are not going well. Have her experiences on the outside affected her so much? The staff can’t figure out what is wrong, and Tamara herself can’t explain what is going on with her ...
New Releases! Two Teardrops is now live

New Releases! Two Teardrops is now live

New Release! Two Teardrops, the much-anticipated sequel to award-winning Tattooed Teardrops is now live! ...
Two Teardrops

Two Teardrops

(Book 2) Returning to juvie after breaching her parole, Tamara finds that everything is the same as when she left, and yet everything is different. She fights to reestablish her rep while increasingly troubled by emerging memories. ...
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