Hello middle grade and YA fans! I got the chance to get my hands on an early copy of Stevie Rae Causey’s third book, and the second in the ‘Amasai Rising’ series.
Amasai brings the return of Azlana and Luke, both who are involved in the alliance in different ways. Luka was left behind in their hometown to face the annoying city kids on his own. Azlana is apparently burdened with a greater purpose no one will explain to her, and she has set off on her own because her mind is betraying her… or is it?
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Returning to the fountain of all things that are Button Poetry, I have stumbled on yet another poet that I just had to read more from. Even if you do find interest in the people I choose to read, I highly recommend visiting the Button Poetry website to look at the various artists that they offer.
Donte Collins is a poet that has risen to their position currently over the last 4 years. Starting with coaching their high school poetry slam team and leading the team to winning the SayWord Championship, to most recently being honored with the 2016 Most Promising Poet Award. Autopsy is their first published book, and covers the subjects of grief/loos. It was written after the death of their mother.
NOTE: Donte Collins is a single person, but on their websites they make it obvious that they identify with the pronouns They/Them/Their, so I will be addressing them as such. Should you choose to add your thought below, I ask that you extend them the same courtesy.
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While at Geek Girl Con, I got to meet a few publishers, plenty of authors, and have a generally amazing time in the land of bookdom. One publisher I met is a local one named Northwest Press. After a charming chat with the gentleman at the booth, he asked if I would like to be added to their ARC list, and I gladly accepted.
“The Big Book of Bisexual Trials and Errors” follow the life of artist and writer Elizabeth Beier, as she breaks up with a long term boyfriend and finds herself wanting to dive into a new romantic world of dating women. A story about not only finding love, but about finding yourself along the way.
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Welcome Back to the Fandom Stats Panel recap! Sorry that it took a bit to get this one out. Due to some family matters, and horrible sickness on my part, I haven’t been able to concentrate on getting writing done like I normally would. But I am back!
This time we are going to look into presenter Finn Again’s portion of the panel, and see what they had to offer. They are a huge fan of the BBC Sherlock, so a lot of the graphs I have used from their presentation are from that specific area of fan fiction. So let’s dive in!
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After her mother’s death, the life of Cheryl Strayed spun out of control. She started trying to sabotage her own marriage. The rest of her family grew apart and stopped talking. She experimented with drugs. When in a local REI one day though, a book catches her eye. A book about the first part of the Pacific Crest Trail in California. She looks at it but puts it back for the time being. She comes back though and purchases it, deciding that she is going to hike the trail through California and try to straighten her life out with some much needed soul searching and alone time. The trail is one that at the time of her hike is newly established. It is only a few years old and is seen as something that is not often taken on alone, much less alone by a woman. Cheryl obviously lived to tell the story, but what kind of story is she trying to tell?
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Welcome to James Patterson’s Washington DC. Ben Casper runs an online newspaper that is really his labor of love while living in the DC area. When we sees his friend Diana Hotchkiss commit suicide only moments after leaving her home, he is shocked. Something isn’t right. The more he looks into it, the more it feels like a murder. The more stones he looks under though, the more people and organizations start trying to silence him. Who was his friend Diana involved with that would cause this type of attention? Why would the President himself announce her passing during a regular speech broadcast? Most importantly, why exactly was Diana killed?
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It has been a long time since I actually wrote something seriously. I don’t count the few journals I have posted here previously for my character in a Final Fantasy game because I didn’t have to make my own setting, or world. Some outside influences encouraged me to try again. I have always wanted to write seriously and make even a little of a name for myself. After reading, please feel free to comment below with your thoughts, feelings, or criticisms. So here is my first piece, hopefully in a long line of things to come, that I have written.
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It appears that diving into one Stephen King book is leading into a potential King binge. I discovered that the last book of his I read was actually the start of a trilogy that I had not known about. So now I have finished book two, where Hodges has started his own investigation business of sorts. When unseen writings of a long dead author reappear with a large amount of money, a game of cat and mouse begins to try to find the true owner. More importantly, to find them before anyone gets hurt in the process.
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