My friend Bill and his wife were both showing horses in a Texas competition, one of their many friendly rivalries. Although Bill had one of the best performances of his […]
Tag: young adult
If you have an eye-rolling teen, don’t be offended by the gesture. This is why. There is this interesting technique for creating calm from within, where you cast your eyes […]
Three years later, I’m writing my first nonfiction book, How To Keep Your Daughter From Slamming the Door: An Awesome Mom Handbook, which will be out later this year. I considered my newest gem to be a complete departure from my previous YA books… or, so I thought until today when my comments to my fiction fan created an echo in my head.
I have heard several times that authors should not bother reading their book reviews because they take you on a emotional roller coaster ride. Me, I read every single one. (What can I say? I’m a new author. And I don’t mind roller coasters.)
Fairly Certain won Honorable Mention at the New England Book Festival in the Regional Literature category!
Unique. That is the word I would use to describe Deborah Ann Davis’s novel and her main character. I loved that the main character wasn’t some casanova or supremely popular kid. He was a bit geeky and had plenty of problems that stemmed from that. It made him compelling and easy to get behind as a character.
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The CT Renaissance Faire will have you wiggling with delight. Imbibe some mead. Chomp on a turkey leg. Watch entertainers on a variety of stages. Get your fortune told. Join a parade. Be a spectator at a joust. Learn about old-time crafts. Listen or sing along to music. Relive history. Attend Knight School. Be enchanted by fairies. Gobble Dragon Ice Cream.
A Tree and a Magical Rune.
A Renaissance Faire and a Gypsy’s Mystical Kissing Booth.
How are they connected? Learn more from this 30 minute interview with Zita Christian,