Back to school - time to hit the books

Back to school – time to hit the books

It is about time to go back to school. Some of you may have started/your kids may have started already. Here, I don't think any of the schools have opened back up yet, but they will be soon. School may be a very different experience this year. Some of you are suddenly homeschooling or online schooling. Some may be going back to classrooms with different setups to allow for social distancing. And some may be going back to "normal." ...
Between the Cracks 4-6

Between the Cracks 4-6

Follow the lives of the Simpson family, their lives torn apart by abuse and neglect. Chloe Chloe had known for a long time that she was two people. The Chloe who watched and the Chloe who experienced. She had been watching for so long, she wasn’t sure she could feel ...
Between the Cracks 1-3

Between the Cracks 1-3

Follow the lives of the Simpson family, their lives torn apart by abuse and neglect ...
Flash deal on Tattooed Teardrops

Flash deal on Tattooed Teardrops

Tattooed Teardrops is being offered free for just a few days. Don't miss this opportunity. Grab this award-winner today! ...
Excerpt from The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Excerpt from The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Ballad goes back to when President Snow was a boy, assigned to be a mentor to one of the tributes. While he was born into a high-ranking family, they were devastated by the war, and while Panem is being rebuilt, it is still a struggle for them to get enough to eat from day to day. He tries to keep their dire circumstances as secret and his ability to get into university on a scholarship prize hinges on his performance as a mentor. ...
Excerpt from The Hate U Give

Excerpt from The Hate U Give

I knew this book was popular as a window into the world of young POC, but I skimmed past it a number of times without picking it up. Why? Honestly, it was the cover. It looks to me like high school chick lit. Relationships, putting on a public face, figuring out who you are. ...
Tattooed Teardrops just $0.99

Tattooed Teardrops just $0.99

This deal will only be up for a few days. Get the winner of the 2016 Top Fiction award selection by the In the Margins Committee, the first book in the Tamara's Teardrops series. ...
Sale on Questing for a Dream

Sale on Questing for a Dream

Have you read Questing for a Dream, which InD'tale Magazine says is: "Easily one of the most thought-provoking and compelling reads of the year, Ms. Workman has written a masterful contemporary account of one native teen’s journey from home and the possibilities for hope even for those drowning in poverty, prejudice, and addiction … A must-read tale for any book lover!" ...
Sale on Ruby, Between the Cracks

Sale on Ruby, Between the Cracks

Are you ready to start the Simpson family saga, Between the Cracks? It all starts with Ruby. Picked by the In the Margins Committee as one of the Top Ten Books for Teens in 2015, I have dropped the ebook price from $5.99 to $3.99 for a limited time. Get your start now on this epic read! ...
Tamara's Teardrops 1-4

Tamara’s Teardrops 1-4

Get all four books in the award-winning Tamara's Teardrops series for one low price!  Follow Tamara French as she struggles to overcome the challenges of her past and reintegrate into the normal world ...
International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month

February is nearly over, but before it is gone, I wanted to remind you it is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. Prenatal infections can affect both mother and child. They can cause miscarriages, baby deaths, and lifelong physical and neurological conditions. Okay, an important topic, but why bring it up in a book blog? ...
Teen Dating Violence Awareness

Teen Dating Violence Awareness

If you've been following me for a while, you know I don't do "romantic" Valentine's Day themes. I've done friendship, friends before romance, and ace/aromantic books. Today, I thought I would work on a list of books that are appropriate for Teen Dating Awareness Month. ...
New releases! June, Into the Light, and more

New releases! June, Into the Light, and more

Today is release day for June, Into the Light, Book #6 of the award-winning Between the Cracks series! June Simpson has lost everything. Her family, the love of her life, and now her freedom. ...
Looking toward the light

Looking toward the light

I am getting set to release June, Into the Light later this month. It's on preorder on Kindle right now at the special price of $0.99.

June is part of the award-winning Between the Cracks series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. Twice I have thought I was done with this series, but it just keeps coming back!

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Summer writing

Summer writing

Summer has arrived! Kids are out of school, people are taking vacation, and here in Calgary, the Stampede is about to begin (which of course means that there should be plenty of thunderstorms over the next week!) I don't have any kids in school, we're not planning any trips until September, and well, we don't do Stampede or anything else with so many people in one place. ...
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! ...