Category Archives: Young Adult Books

The Kick Ass Girls of Fire & Ice YA

I was delighted be asked to have my YA mystery novel SWIMMING ALONE, and protagonist Cathy Banks, join The Kick Ass Girls of Fire and Ice YA. This group is filled with girl-power protagonists. Girls who help their friends. Girls … Continue reading

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2016: My Year in Books

In 2016, I made a goal of only reading books by people I know. By “people I know,” I mean either those I have met (online or in person ), or at the very least, those  I have seen speak … Continue reading

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Creative Minds Profile #18: Sarah Darer Littman

I first met Sarah Darer Littman when I attended an event for young adult and middle grade writers at the Ferguson Branch of the Stamford Library in Stamford, CT many years ago.  I don’t remember the topic of the talk … Continue reading

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BOOK BITES: Fighting Chance

Today I am delighted to welcome fellow mystery author B.K. Stevens to share a “bite” of  her YA mystery FIGHTING CHANCE (Poisoned Pen Press, October 2015). I recently read it, and absolutely loved it. It even got me interested in … Continue reading

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Splash into Summer…YA and MG titles for your TBR list

A number of years ago I wrote a short story called “Summer Reading.” In it, the main character– a school teacher with a keen eye for solving mysteries– liked to start her summers reading something totally escapist before launching into … Continue reading

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Malice Domestic additions to my TBR List

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending my very first Malice Domestic conference. Not only was it an amazing weekend, but I made many additions to my To Be Read List. Here are just a few (of the … Continue reading

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What to Do When a Book Has a Birthday

Today, fellow Fire & Ice YA author D.G. Driver joins me to celebrate this blog’s birthday! I am thrilled to be a stop on her “From Earth Day to Arbor Day” blog tour.  Driver’s Juniper Sawfeather YA series deals with … Continue reading

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Celebrating Your Birthday by Being Thankful

About six years ago I had the pleasure of meeting author Libby Heily when we were both participants in the 2010 Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, which was an incredibly inspirational and motivating experience. I was delighted to learn that Libby … Continue reading

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Writing Inspiration is Everywhere

I am so excited to welcome fellow Fire & Ice YA author Laura Wolfe back to the blog today to help celebrate my BLOG’S BIRTHDAY, and to be part of the SHOWERS OF BOOKS BLOG HOP! A few months ago, … Continue reading

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My Book Collecting Problem

Today, I discuss my book collecting problem. Make sure you scroll down for the  book giveaway, and then visit the next blog on the hop! I hate parting with books. I really do. This is why I have too many … Continue reading

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