Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!

Hello, I would like to Wish Everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! 
Have A great Day with family and Friends 
and a great home cooked meal!
Also, What do you Give Thanks For?
 Tell us below What You Give Thanks
For by leaving a comment! 
We would Love to hear from everybody! 

Welcome are new assistant Tasha!

Hello Everyone!

I would like to welcome are new assistant to Review Blog 101 Tasha!She is are 1st
Assistant at Review Blog 101.She also has a Blog called Princess Reviews! Check it out at-

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Avalon High - movie Review

The new Disney Channel movie, Avalon High is most definatley a must see for all ages! Allie has recently moved to a new school, where she starts having severer dreams about her riding a horse in midevil times. Through a school project, she learns about the Order of The Bear, the thought that King Arthor will one day be reincarnated. When she asks her parents about it (her parents wrote the textbook they are using in school), she finds out that the Order of the Bear is the whole reason they moved here! Upon discovering a secret page in the book, she finds out the reincarnation will happen that Friday night, at the school football game, during an eclipse and metor shower, something that only happens once every thousand or so years. But who she thinks is Arthur, and who she thinks is Mordred, are not who they are.
To find out who is who, check out Avalon High, now playing on Disney Channel!

Shake It Up!

Shake It Up is a new Disney Channel hit television show about two 13-year-old girls, CeCe and Rocky who are the new background dancers on their favorite TV show, Shake It Up, Chicago!. It's all about them going through normal teenage problems in life: not having cell phones, having to watch an annoying little brother, not having any money, etc. - and how they get through it. With tons of great dance moves everyone can dance along too, this show is sure to be a hit! So Shake your way over to watch Shake It Up today!
       A new Shake it Up comes on every Sunday on Disney Channel!

Joann I. Martin Sowles Interview!

Interview - November 2010

1. Which genre would you classify you're books as being?

Young Adult Paranormal Romance

2. How would you describe the target audience for your books?
Although it’s classified as young adult, anyone who loves vampires would enjoy the series.

3. Do you enjoy being an author?

4. What is the best part about being an author?
Readers loving the book. I love hearing how much people are enjoying Laney and how happy it makes them.

5. Why did you decide to start writing?
I couldn’t find a book to fill the need I had. It seemed that at the end of each book I read it was missing what I was looking for. So I wrote what I wanted. I wrote what was missing.

6 What is something you did not know before you started writing?
A whole heck of a lot! I have learned so much from writing and publishing Laney. I could probably write a book on it…. Maybe I will. LOL!

7 Do you do any research on any of your books' subjects?
Yes. I read a ton of vampire books, fiction and non-fiction, while I was still working on Laney’s story in my head. I also did quite a bit of online searching for things here and there too.

8 Where do you get your ideas?
My ideas come from everywhere. I can be reading a book, watching a show or movie or even listening to music and an entire scene will pop into my head. People watching is another great place for me to get ideas.

9 If you could have one of your characters over for dinner, who would you pick and why?
I would pick Felix because he is so fascinating to me. I can’t go into too much detail about him yet but he’s been around for some time now and he has lots of great stories. Plus he always has candy.

10. Who is your favorite author?
I don't have a favorite author, I have several favorite series. If I like a series I will follow it to the end, but that doesn’t mean I will read anything that author writes. I like a specific genre and I rarely stray from it. The top five book series I absolutely love (meaning I’d read them over & over) are: Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter, Rachel Caine’s Morganville Vampires, Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle & Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga.

To  check out more about Joann, visit her website at , her facebook at, and her twitter at @joannsowles

Monday, November 22, 2010

Interview with Author Catherine Ryan Hyde!

Interview- November 2010

1.Where is your hometown?

Buffalo, NY.  I lived there until I was 17, then went out on my own.   
I lived in NYC briefly, and in L.A. for 12 years, before moving to the  
small California town where I now live.

2.Why did you name your dog Ella? (I like your video alot!!)

Thank you!  I named her after a character, Ella Ginsberg, in my first  
novel, Funerals For Horses.  Not because she's like Ella Ginsberg in  
any way.  Just because I liked the name.

3.I see you like to travel places, Where do you want to go next?

I have my eye on Alaska, Yellowstone National Park, and the railroad  
to the top of Pike's Peak.

4.What are your upcoming projects?

I have an adult novel called Don't Let Me Go coming out in the Fall of  
'11 from TransWorld, my UK publisher.  And I'm working on another for  
TransWorld for '12.  I hope to have another YA with Knopf, too, but  
nothing definite yet.

5.What is your book "The Day I Killed James", about?

It's about a teenage girl who blames herself for the suicide of a  
young man whose heart she carelessly broke.  (More info: 

6.Tell your fans how to get a free signed bookmark?

Sure, You just go to my webpage at 
and there you'll find instructions on where to send a self- 
addressed, stamped envelope.  I'll always send free signed bookplates,  
too, and I'll personalize either on request.

7.In your book "Diary Of a Witness", why is it that everything that  
happened to his family members was his fault?

I'm not sure it really was Will's fault, most of it.  I was more  
indicating that he took it on as being his fault.  I think we all tend  
to do that, and I think Will blames himself more than most.

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

Jean Brody, the author of Gideon's House, A Coven of Women and Cleo  
was my first mentor, and very key in my progress as a writer.  I still  
know some other authors, but it's more like "peer mentorship."  We're  
more at the same level and we sometimes trade places with who is  
mentoring who.

9.When and why did you begin writing?

I was a sophomore in high school.  Here's a blog post that tells that  
story in a way that's probably better than I would do here.  And it's  
a good introduction to my blog, for those who aren't familiar with  

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

I'd like to say that my newest young adult release is Jumpstart the  
World, and that readers can learn more about it here:

To check out more About Author Catherine Ryan Hyde, visit her website at- or/and her blog at-

Interview with Author Shana Norris!

Shana Norris

Interview- November 2010

1.As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

At first, I wanted to be a teacher because I liked pretending I was the teacher and making my younger brothers and sister be the students. (I was ALWAYS the teacher. I'll admit I was a little bit bossy as a kid, my right as being the oldest in the family, lol!) Then my career dreams changed to things like ballerina, rock star, and archaeologist. Around age 10, I realized that some people made their living writing books and so I decided I wanted to be a writer one day and that was my goal from that point on!

2.In your book "Something to Blog About", How does Libby's blog posts get posted over the whole world to see?

Well, I'll just say that Libby has an arch-nemesis named Angel who makes it her goal in life to make Libby as miserable as possible. So it has to do with Angel, but exactly how it happens is a secret revealed in the book!

3.Do you have a favorite book?And what is it?

The one I would probably list as number one favorite is Emily Climbs by L.M. Montgomery. It's the second in her Emily series and it's always been my favorite. I've always related much more to Emily of New Moon than to Anne of Green Gables, though I loved the Anne books too. But I've read Emily's struggle to become a writer so many times that my copy of the book is falling apart.

4.Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don't let rejection or bad feedback get you down! It is SO easy to become convinced that you'll never make it and let yourself give up. During the time that I was trying to find an agent, the one thing that kept me going was the thought that if I gave up right then, I'd never know if maybe the next query letter I sent out would have been the one that got me an agent. Keep pushing through the hard times and believe in yourself!

5.What are your upcoming projects?

I don't have any definite releases to mention because we're in the submission phase at the moment, but I am working on several different projects. I have something that's similar to Troy High and Something to Blog About, in that it's a humorous romance, but then I'm also working on a project that's completely different. Hopefully soon I'll have some details I can release!

6.How long have you been writing?

I wrote my very first book when I was 8 years old. It was called The Lonely Rectangle and it was terrible! But after that I kept writing down new stories and making up new characters all the time. I filled tons and tons of notebooks as a kid and teen with stories. So I've been writing for 22 years now, though I seriously started trying to get published around age 20, so only 10 years since I became really serious about writing.

7.What is your book "Troy High" About?

Troy High is a modern day retelling of the the Trojan War, focused mostly on the events in The Iliad. I've always loved the Helen of Troy story and I was struck one day by how easily it could fit into a high school setting. I come from a small Southeastern US town where high school football is serious business and our schools have deep rivalries (I still hear comments from time to time whenever I happen to meet someone who went to my school's rival, even though I graduated high school 12 years ago!). So I decided to turn those experiences into a modern day Trojan War.

8.Do you enjoy Blogging?

I do, though I'm very slacking in updating my blog these days! I still have a day job and I'm writing, so my blog gets pushed aside a little. I've been keeping an online journal/blog since the age of 16--that was way back in 1996. So half of my life has been online, though I don't write as much as I used to. I tend to update my Twitter and Facebook more often than my blog these days because it's short and quick.

9.Do you see writing as a long- or short-term career?

Long-term, hopefully! I'd love to switch to writing full-time and make a career out of it. I love hearing from readers and sharing the characters that live in my head with everyone!

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

Thanks so much for the interview! 

To check out more about Author Shana Norris Visit her website at- or her blog at-

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Assistants Needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!