Sunday, October 24, 2010

Blog List!!!!

Hello Everyone,

I want to tell you guys again about the Blog List. It is a list
on the website, to put blogs on it. I do the list for other 
websites will be check out by my viewers/fans/followers.
To be put on the list it's as easy as emailing me at and telling me why you
want to be on the list, and your blog URL.

Currently Reading!!!

Hello Everyone,

I want to keep all my fans updated on what i'm reading currently. So i'm Currently reading
"Sugar Sugar" By:Carole Wilkinson. Right now it is good and i try to read it everyday!
So keep checking back, to see the review of "Sugar Sugar" and check it out!

Interview with Author Kimberly Pauley!

Interview- October 2010

1.What did you see change from your first book to your newer books?
A lot! When I originally wrote the book, Mina was 17 going on 18 and a senior in high school, but my publisher wanted me to make her younger. So once that changed, it also changed what would have to happen in the second book. So the second book was really entirely different than it would have been. Also, I used the feedback I got from fans extensively in deciding what questions needed to be answered and what characters needed their stories continued in the second book. If I get to write a third one, I'm sure I'll be doing the same thing.

2.What inspires you?
Oh, everything! I know that sounds silly, but you never know what's going to hit you. It could be a news article (I save clippings) or something someone says or someone you see on the street. I play the "what if" game with myself a lot.

3.What college did you attend?
The University of Florida in Gainesville. I have a Bachelors in English.

4.What language do you prefer your books to be in, English or Spanish?
Well, I guess I'd have to say English since it's my main language, but I think it is SO awesome that the books have been translated into Spanish (and other languages). The second one is coming out in November and I can't wait to see it.

5.Do any of your books have events you experienced in your hometown in it?
Yes, in the second book Mina moves to a small town in Louisiana. I moved to a small town in Mississippi when I was a junior in high school. Some of the things that Mina sees there came directly from my life (like the cow patty bingo).

6.What are your upcoming projects?
I've just finished a book called "Cat Girl Saves the Day" and my agent has it now. No status on it yet, but hopefully he'll sell it soon! And I hope to make a third Mina book.

7.What is your book Sucks to Be Me, about?
It's about a girl who's parents are vampires and she has to decide (in only a month's time) whether or not she wants to be one too. She has to attend vampire classes. But, at the same time, she's going through all the normal teenager stuff (like stressing about boys and prom).

8.How did you come up with the title to your book ,Sucks to Be Me?
The original title was actually "This Bites" but when I was sending it out to agents and editors, a bunch of books came out with similar titles. So once I sold the book, my editor and I tossed ideas back and forth. Ultimately, the credit for the title goes to my editor (she's awesome!).

9.Have you ever thought of writing a kid's book?
Yes. I've actually got one picture book manuscript finished, but haven't really tried to sell it yet. Maybe someday!

10.Thank You!! What else would you like to say or have me post?

Thank you! 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cayman Summer!!

Angela Morrison's Third book to Taken Storm will be called "Cayman Summer". 
Above ^ is the Cover to "Cayman Summer" and the Date the Novel will come out 
is not yet known. Check out the Novel's website -  
              To Find out when the Novel comes out, and to see revised scenes,Half baked poems, and more.

Swoon At Your Own Risk!

Title- Swoon At Your Own Risk
Author- Sydney Salter

This book is a very Amazing book to read. It tells a Fantastic story about a girl named Polly that goes through alot. 
"Swoon At Your Own Risk" is about A girl named Polly Martin, who goes through alot of dating disasters through her junior year of school and can't take it no more. So This summer she has sworn off boys. Polly wants to focus on getting through her Summer job at Wild Waves Western-themed Water park with happening to work with her Ex Sawyer Holmes. She is gonna finally focus on her self for once. Also, her Grandma also know as, Miss Swoon from her advice columns in the newspaper, moves in. So this summer Polly goes through alot of things like, Going camping with 3 ex's and the guy she likes, trying to stop herself from falling in love with new and improved Xander Cooper, and trying to not let boys get involved with her relationship with her best friend Jane. 
Go check out "Swoon At Your Own Risk" at your nearest book store, etc.   

Friday, October 8, 2010

Interview with Author Teresa Toten!

                          Interview- October 2010

1.What is your favorite food?

I I adore Thai food, the fragrance, the full flavours and the spiciness, a close 
second is Indian food!

 2.When you were younger why, did you know you weren't gonna be a writer?

As much as I read as a little girl, I don't think I ever made the connection 
that "real live people" actually wrote those books I was reading and that it was 
a job just like being a lawyer or a waitress.  My early world was almost 
exclusively made up of hard working immigrants who all had  2 or 3 "jobs" none 
of which had anything to do with "writing" for a living.  I've often said that I 
thought wanting to be a writer would have been as an outrageous a goal as 
wanting to be a mermaid.

 Me and the Blondes
3.In your book Me And The Blondes, Why did Sophie want to keep her crazy 
family life secret from everyone?

I think Sophie was socially savvy enough to know that loud, colourful, crazy 
ladies (her Aunties and her mother) with loud and crazy opinions about 
everything was not going to fly in the new world of a "rich" and super cool high 
school.  She certainly knew from painful experience that as soon as anyone found 
out that her father was in prison, she was dropped and mocked mercilessly.  She 
learned. . .

 Piece By Piece
4.What is your book Piece By Piece about?

Piece by Piece is a collection of 14 amazing stories by 14 brilliant Canadian 
writers who were born in other countries.  They each write about coming to 
Canada and trying to "fit in".  The stories are funny, heartbreaking, inspiring 
and absolutely honest.  The writers come from all over the world and they each 
had a very different way of trying to fit into Canada.  I truly feel that their 
stories should be on every classroom shelf in the country. 


5.What are your upcoming projects?

The third and final of the "Blonde books," Beyond Blonde will be out this coming 
in the spring which is very exciting and at the same time a bit sad for me.  I 
came to love those characters very, very much.  Saying goodbye to them has been 
shockingly hard.  After that I'll be writing a book with the very popular and 
wonderful writer, Eric Walters.  It will be called The Taming!

 6.Where do you hope to take your writing in the future?

I always love to do things I've never tried before.  That's why I've done 1 
picture book (Bright Red Kisses), 1 junior fiction (The Onlyhouse), 1 short 
story (Father's Day in a collection called Secrets), 1 YA literary novel (the 
Game),  1 trilogy (the Blonde books) 1 editor experience (Piece by Piece) and 
now 1 (collaboration)--you get the idea.  I think I love being terrified and on 
a knife's edge throughout the entire writing process.  It keeps the writing  
very alive and fresh and yes, scary for me.  I'd like to try my hand at a 
mystery sometime soon too.

 7.What were your feelings when your first novel was accepted/when you first 
saw the cover of the finished product?

Aside from the birth of my two daughters, I have never been more thrilled than I 
was when I heard that my first book was going to be published.  I was crazy with 
joy!   The editor, the marvellous Tim Wynne-Jones called me while I was having a 
school meeting at my house.  All these women were shocked to hear me screaming 
at the telephone and jumping up and down.

 8.When did you write your first book and how old were you?
I was lucky in that the first book I wrote (The Onlyhouse) was also the first 
book published.  I wrote it while attending a Writing For Children Workshop with 
Peter Carver as the teacher. I started writing it in my mid-thirties.

 9.If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

In the brilliant world of children's literature, when I started out, I was 
inspired by Brian Doyle, Robert Cormier, Kit Pearson, Martha Brooks, Sarah 
Ellis, Tim Wynne Jones, Kathy Kacer and for sure Susan Juby, just to name a very 
few!  Plus, I love, love, love the calibre and excitement of the most recent 
crop of new writers in Canada.  We really have an exciting wealth of writing 
talent in this country.  I get re-inspired by all the western canon (ie. Tolstoy 
and Dickens) as well as by modern memoir writers, spare clean poetry and by 
great television writing.  All those writers were and are my mentors, even 
though they will never know it.

 10.Thank you!! What else would you like to say, or have me post?

Most days, I think I am the luckiest creature in the world in that I get to do, 
what I do, in the way I want to do it.  Being a children's writer is an 
unbelievable privilege--corny but so, so true!

Check out more about Author Teresa Toten, at her website-!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Interview with Author Adriana Trigiani!

Interview- October 2010

1.How long have you been writing?

 I've been writing all of my life, or at least it seems 
that way. I was an avid reader as a girl, and in earnest, set out to write poetry ar-ound 
the age of 13.  It was terrible, but it didn't matter.                     I was writing. 
Viola in Reel Life2.What is your book Viola In Reel Life About? 

 It's the story of Viola Chesterton, a 14 year old 
girl who wants to grow up and be a documentary filmmaker like her parents. When her parents get 
a job in a foreign country, they send her to boardi-ng school for a year in South Bend, Indiana.

3.I see you love to cook, What is your #1 favorite recipe?  

Spaghetti with a fresh tomato 
and basil sauce.  Cook up a pound  of pasta, al dente. Dice up 5 ripe red tomatoes. In a skillet,
dice up garlic in olive oil. Throw in the tomatoes and a pat of butter. Stir  and add salt til 
the tomatoes glisten. drain the pasta and throw the sauce on top.  Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle 
with freshly grated parmesan cheese. Shred leaves of fresh basil on top. Yum!
4.What are you reading now? 

Books about World War I- historical books.
5.Which one of your book's are your favorite?

  I love them all equally, like a good mother! 
6.Are your works based on someone you know or events in your life? 

  They are inspired by real people and events- but of course, I take huge liberties. 
7.Where is your hometown? 

Big Stone Gap, Virginia. 
.8.In your book  Home To Big Stone Gap, What is Ave Maria's new dream? 

Ave Maria's new dream 
is to live in the moment of her life, to app-reciate what she has, and to savor all she has built. 
9.What upcoming projects are you working on? 

A new novel, and two movies!
10.Thank you!What else do you want to say to your reader's or ha-ve me post?   

I want to thank you, for 
this wonderful interview and for writing   to me.  And, I would like to thank my readers, for choosing 
my      books and reading them, and sharing them with those you love.     And, I hope we meet someday so I might 
thank you in person! 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Shadow Walkers

Shadow Walkers
SHADOW WALKERS by Brent Hartinger
Living with his grandparents on a tiny island off the Washington State coast, Zach feels cut off from the world. Especially when he's forbidden to chat with his online friends. But then his little brother, Gilbert, is kidnapped. To find him, Zach discovers how to astral project. Soon, his spirit is soaring through the strange and boundless astral realm—a shadow place. 
While searching for his brother, Zach meets a boy named Emory, another astral traveler who's intriguing (and cute). As they track the kidnappers from the astral realm, their bond grows—but each moment could be Gilbert's last. Even worse, there's a menacing, centuries-old creature in their midst that devours souls and possesses physical bodies. And it's hungry for Zach.

Shadow Walkers by Brent Hartinger is coming in February 2011. Until then check out his latest book Project Sweet Life. Also, visit his website-