Waters of Change: Gwendolyn Falling, by Amy Astorga

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The book description on the Amazon product page for this book makes the following claim: “A young adult urban fantasy that will redefine mermaids.” I haven’t hidden my love for mermaids, so that bold statement was all it took for me to download a copy of this book onto my Kindle. Unbeknownst to author Amy […]

My Top 10 2015 MLB Playoff Teams

I love baseball, and here comes the 2015 Postseason. I would have posted this on the first of the month like my previous top 10 lists, but not all playoff spots were locked up. It went down to the final day in the AL West and second Wild Card races. The ten teams in the […]

New Book Spotlight: Holding My Breath, by Susan Soares

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I’m always on the lookout for mermaid books, and here’s a new YA release called HOLDING MY BREATH by previously spotlighted author Susan Soares. One way or another, life as Shelby Cooper knows it is about to be washed out to sea. Shelby has lived in the same small town her whole life, only a five […]

Author Spotlight: D.L. Richardson

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D L Richardson is a musician turned speculative fiction author. Her first young adult novel was published in 2011. Since then she has had two more young adult novels published, an omnibus, and a novella. She is currently writing a sci-fi/fantasy novel and a dystopian novel. Her published books are available in eBook and print […]

The Bird with the Broken Wing, by D.L. Richardson

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I received a copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. I’m part of the We ♥ YA Books! group over at Goodreads, and the description of this book intrigued me right away. I like contemporary supernatural stories, but the setting being Purgatory is what really hooked me. […]

A Dream of Fields 11: The Seattle Mariners

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Sadly, this is the last ballpark in my series. It’s the last home team I’ve seen, and if you look at the date below, you’ll see that I’m long overdue to go somewhere with a ballpark. Washington, D.C. isn’t too far away, and I’d love to go to Toronto. Someday… But I can say that […]

Author Spotlight: Amy Astorga

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I’m always on the lookout for new, intriguing mermaid stories, and I came across Waters of Change: Gwendolyn Falling (more info below). Allow me to introduce the author: Amy Astorga has been writing since the age of six. Her mother would staple papers together and she would write and illustrate short stories. Now that she’s […]

My Top 10 Doctors (from Doctor Who)

I had so much fun counting down my Top 10 Twilight Zone episodes a month ago that I decided to make this a monthly feature! In anticipation of the new season of Doctor Who starting in a few weeks (Sept. 19), I’m going to do a Top 10 list of the incarnations of the character. […]

Map to the Stars, by Jen Malone

I don’t read a lot of YA romance novels. Let me clarify: I read a lot of YA books that have romance in them, and I’ve written flirty, romantic sequences in my own books. I tend to gravitate more towards books that have something else (a contemporary issue or a fantasy/speculative/magical-realism element) driving the story with […]

A Dream of Fields 10: The Pittsburgh Pirates

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It’s only fitting that I get to celebrate my tenth field with the best story of them all. It’s an epic tale of a journey that almost got pillaged and plundered before we even got to the Pirates. Friday, April 20, 2001, 7:05pm PNC Park Chicago Cubs 8, Pittsburgh Pirates 2 I took this trip with […]