The World Of Young Adult Fiction

     It is not very difficult to see the magnitude young adult literature has encompassed. The connection between kids and profit has been a well-understood relationship by many industries for decades, but now it seems as if those industries are linking hands and joining forces to turn books into empires. And, believe it or not, […]

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Guest Fiction Wednesday

Today’s Guest Fiction author is Rosanne Dingli.  Rosanne is an award-winning novelist and author of According To Luke, Death In Malta and Vision and Delusion.  She is from Western Australia.  The following is a short story titled The Day Of The Bird.  Find out more about Rosanne here:  http://www.rosannedingli.com/   or read from her blog here:  http://rosannedingli.blogspot.com/ […]

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Guest Fiction Wednesday

Hey Everyone!  The following is the first guest fiction for this blog and was written by children’s author Pendred Noyce.  Pendred has written two books:  Lost in Lexicon and The Ice Castle.  You can visit her website here:  http://www.lostinlexicon.com/Enjoy….and Thanks Penny!! Wise Child by Pendred Noyce Lottie knows herself for an unusually wise and perceptive […]

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Writers: Know Your Characters

     One of the first steps in writing a novel is deciding the amazing people that will carry your story.       This decision is much more involved than it may seem.  Characters evolve in different ways for different writers, some are created from scratch through careful planning and some create themselves.  They pop into your […]

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We’ve Gone Global!

SO…thanks to the wonderful world of Twitter and my AMAZING Twitter followers, this blog has received over 400 page views by people in 62 cities and 12 countries over the last 4 days!!!  Thanks to everyone for visiting….Charissa XOXO UPDATE:  As of 9/8/10 we’re over 1000 page views by people in 104 cities and 16 […]

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Book Reviews…

Hey everyone….  Here is a list of books that will be added to the Book Review page in the near future. Thirst by Christopher PikeOne Day by David NichollsFallen by Lauren KateTiger by John VaillantInto the Wild by John KrakauerMocking Jay by Suzanne CollinsHush, Hush by Becca FitzpatrickThe Girl Who Played With Fire andThe Girl […]

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Scattered….

     I have come to the realization that I am somewhat scatterbrained….or maybe I’m just a really good multi-tasker…regardless…you may get motion sickness from the wild ride you will take when reading my book suggestions.  Why???  Because I have bibliomania and have no self control when it comes to reading and hoarding books!     This problem seems […]

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Author You Should Know: Carrie Harris

     I think this is going to be a regular part of this blog because I love feeling that I’m giving people their first glimpse of authors I think they will adore.  And Carrie Harris is one of them.  Carrie has written a young adult novel called Bad Taste In Boys that will be published in 2011 and […]

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