An Interview with Mindi Scott

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Sorry for the delay in announcing the Freefall winner! Life has been super hectic. The winner of a copy of Freefall was Liz A., and she has been contacted for her prize. Thanks everyone, for entering! (There is an international giveaway at the end of this interview. I am just saying.) Internet, I have been looking forward to this book: … Read More

brb internet

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I stole this meme from Anna Jarzab who encouraged her readers to steal it from her (by the way, have you read All Unquiet Things yet? Because it is amazing.) and so now I am encouraging YOU to steal it from ME. Please don’t tell any figures of authority that I’m encouraging you to steal. But please do this meme … Read More

Awesome Books Week Giveaway! Post #3: CK Kelly Martin

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Welcome to Awesome Books Week on my blog, where I am celebrating THREE (3!) contemporary, realistic YA novels I’ve recently loved by featuring an interview with each of their authors and hosting a giveaway of their books on my blog. That’s right! It is not enough to just post an interview. I want to give you a chance to OWN … Read More

Awesome Books Week Giveaway! Post #2: Tara Kelly

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Welcome to Awesome Books Week on my blog, where I am celebrating THREE (3!) contemporary, realistic YA novels I’ve recently loved by featuring an interview with each of their authors and hosting a giveaway of their books on my blog. That’s right! It is not enough to just post an interview. I want to give you a chance to OWN … Read More

Awesome Books Week Giveaway! Post #1: Kirstin Cronn-Mills

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Welcome to Awesome Books Week on my blog, where I am celebrating THREE (3!) contemporary, realistic YA novels I’ve recently loved by featuring an interview with each of their authors and hosting a giveaway of their books on my blog. That’s right! It is not enough to just post an interview. I want to give you a chance to OWN … Read More

An Interview with Danette Haworth: Moonlight Secrets

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The first time I interviewed Danette Haworth, we talked about her writing process and her hopes for her forthcoming debut, Violet Raines Almost Got Struck By Lightning. The second time I interviewed Danette, Violet Raines had just hit shelves. I read and loved that book, and was able to question her about the characters and story. I’m happy to report … Read More

I felt the earth move!

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Everyone who is at the ALA conference is about to miss the earthquake story I am about to tell and I bet they are so jealous right now! HAR HAR HAR! So guess what Internet! Most of you know this because I can’t shut up about it everywhere, but last Wednesday there was an EARTHQUAKE in CANADA and I FELT … Read More

recently hearted books & movies

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Now that I’m between books I have some LEISURE time! But not as much leisure time as I would like, sob. But still. Leisure time for me is spent reading books and watching movies and trying not to move around too much while I do either. I’ve been pretty fortunate in all of my selections recently, so I thought I’d … Read More