Book Talk & Giveaway: THE STARS AT OKTOBER BEND by Glenda Millard

i am the girl manny loves. the girl who writes our story in the book of flying. i am alice.Alice is fifteen, with hair as red as fire and skin as pale as bone. Something inside Alice is broken: she remembers words, but struggles to speak them. Still, Alice knows that words are for sharing, …

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Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: THE MORTIFICATION OF FOVEA MUNSON by Mary Winn Heider

Fovea Munson is nobody's Igor. True, her parents own a cadaver lab where they perform surgeries on dead bodies. And yes, that makes her gross by association, at least according to everyone in seventh grade. And sure, Fovea's stuck working at the lab now that her summer camp plans have fallen through. But she is …

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Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: HEARTSEEKER by Melinda Beatty

A vibrant fantasy-adventure debut about a girl who can see lies.You're a Fallow of the Orchard. You're as tough as a green apple in summer . . .Only Fallow was just six harvests old when she realized that not everyone sees lies. For Only, seeing lies is as beautiful as looking through a kaleidoscope, but …

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Book Talk & ARC Giveaway: HURRICANE CHILD by Kheryn Callender

Twelve-year-old Caroline is a Hurricane Child, born on Water Island during a storm. Coming into this world during a hurricane is unlucky, and Caroline has had her share of bad luck already. She's hated by everyone in her small school, she can see things that no one else can see, and -- worst of all …

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New Podcast Episode With Tricia Springstubb PLUS – ARC Giveaways for GIVEN TO THE EARTH and DREAD NATION!

A new episode of the podcast is up, featuring fellow Ohio author Tricia Springstubb, who was one of my first guests on the blog all the way back in March of 2011. In this episode, Tricia joined me to talk about the transition of changing from being a lover of stories to a writer of them, …

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First Middle Grade Podcast Episode & GIVEN TO THE SEA Giveaway!

Today the Writer, Writer, Pants on Fire podcast welcomes our first Middle Grade writer, Janet Sumner Johnson, author of THE LAST GREAT ADVENTURE OF THE PB&J SOCIETY. She joined me to talk about querying when you already have a book published, and the complexities of having different agencies handling your separate projects.We also discuss the …

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