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Hi everyone! I am an aspiring author slash college student who loves to read which is probably obvious, and I love to share what I read with people, again, obvious. I think everyone has a book out there for them, its a matter of looking hard enough to find it and having a positive attitude about reading it. Anyways I hope you all find this blog helpful. Please feel free to comment and ask questions, that's why I do this! -Bookworm95

October 23, 2013

Comments and Conversations

Hey everyone! I was just scrolling through and reading some of the conversations and  comments that you have posted here. I realized that everything I wanted out of this site has already been fulfilled. I was amazed that so many people had responses to the things I recommended and shared. It was great to see feedback from those of you who liked or hated certain books. Its great to keep conversations going and talk about our favorite series and authors. I just wanted to thank you all again for the love and support you have towards this site and myself. I really appreciate everything! Have a great week, and look through some of the recent posts!


Author To Watch: Kallie Ross

bc58be3ec28a26437258cc26c15fb918fe13931eI'm sure I've mentioned her before, but I've been listening to a podcast and following along online with Twilight Series Theories for like six or seven years now and I love the two Texan sisters who run it. I've written in several times and was mentioned on the show once, although I don't remember the episode. I'm excited to announce that Kallie Ross is going to publish her first novel DESCENT: A LOST TRIBE. I'm not sure of the publication date, but hopefully I'll know soon enough.

This excerpt was found on Kallie's website:

"Ollie Miller’s summer has been socially miserable, but she’s ready to leave all of the hurt feelings behind and move on with her life. When curious earthquakes begin to shake and rip open the foundation of her small town the ground becomes as unsteady as her feelings for her best friend, Mateo.
When they fall, they fall hard…
They descend into a cavernous wonderland that is both mysterious and breathtaking. Ollie, Mateo, Jesse, and Alexis just want to find a way back home, but instead they find Gabriel. He is a stranger to them, but he is no stranger to the labyrinth of caves underground. Together they begin a treacherous journey filled with ancient secrets, unexpected truths, and uncharted feelings."

Visit Kallie at http://kallieross.com/ and follow her on twitter @kallieross


Author To Watch: Courtney Alameda

Courtney AlamedaSo I've mentioned before that I have an amazing friend who has recently been picked up by Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan. Her debute novel "SHUTTER" is set for publication for fall 2014. I have read bits and pieces now and again and it is amazing! I cannot wait to read the whole thing.
"Courtney Alameda’s career has been spent in and around books. She holds a B.A. in English Literature with an Emphasis in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University, spent seven non-consecutive years working for Barnes & Noble, and currently works as an Adult & Teen Services librarian at the Provo City Library. Her forthcoming novel, SHUTTER (Fall 2014, Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), is a tale spawned in part by Bram Stoker’s DRACULA, in part by her experiences both paranormal and not-so-paranormal, and features a cast of monsters inspired by everything from Japanese folklore to survival horror video games.
Courtney is represented by John M. Cusick of Greenhouse Literary. A Northern California native, she now resides in Utah.

"From the Publisher's Weekly Rights Report, March 4, 2013: "Liz Szabla at Feiwel and Friends has preempted world rights to Shutter, a debut YA novel by librarian and bookseller Courtney Alameda. The novel, which chronicles ghost hunter Micheline Helsing's pursuit of a malevolent spirit across San Francisco, was signed from a 15-page sample at the Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers conference last June. Publication is set for fall 2014. John M. Cusick of Greenhouse Literary brokered the deal, his first since joining Greenhouse in January."

I know most of you will love this book. So keep your eyes out for Miss Courtney and go get her book next fall! Read more about Courtney and her career at http://courtneyalameda.com/



Hocus Pocus?

Hey everyone! So a really good author friend of mine writes YA Horror and has recently joined together with a few of her friends to start a website called YA Scream Queens. This site is amazing. I've spent some time exploring and they have all kinds of great stuff. They have all the author's bios along with a list of their work. They have give away contests and advice for aspiring authors. Its just a great space to browse so go check it out and get your scare on! "They want to hear you scream!"


also follow them on twitter @YAScreamQueens

Happy Halloween!