Shannon Dittemore
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REBEL, BRAVE AND BRUTAL by Shannon Dittemore

Back in 2020, I featured Shannon Dittemore's YA Fantasy WINTER, WHITE, AND WICKED. The sequel, REBEL, BRAVE AND BRUTAL, is currently set to debut on January 10, 2023:   Sylvi Quine, the best rig driver on Layce, has braved the dangers…
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OUT OF RANGE by Heidi Lang

Heidi Lang's newest contemporary Middle Grade novel, OUT OF RANGE is a survival story that explores the complexities of sibling relationships. I've featured some of her other books here, including the ones she cowrote with Kati Bartkowski here.   Sisters…
Lisa Moore Ramee

MAPMAKER by Lisa Moore Ramee

I'm a sucker for middle grade fantasy, so when I saw the premise for MAPMAKER by Lisa Moore Ramee, I hit her up for an interview:       Walt is a Mapmaker, one of just a few in the universe who can draw maps that…
Carrie Vaughn


I met Carrie Vaughn at this year's Bubonicon and she was an absolute delight. She has written many books, most recently releasing THE CORMAC AND AMELIA CASE FILES,  a print compilation of several novellas spun off from the Kitty series.   Cormac…
Jessica Taylor author
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WHO WE WERE IN THE DARK by Jessica Taylor

Jessica Taylor always writes compelling young adult stories with memorable characters, and I was lucky to feature her here and here. Her newest novel, WHO WE WERE IN THE DARK, came out on July 5, 2022:   Donner Lake is famous for…
Kimberly Richardson

Indie Author Spotlight: Kimberly Richardson

I met Kimberly Richardson at this year's Bubonicon, and when I saw she was selling tea AND books, I was immediately hooked.  She also has a book of short stories entitled Tales from a Goth Librarian. I love that you make your own tea blends…
Jennifer Gennari
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MUFFLED by Jennifer Gennari

I was absolutely floored by the premise of MUFFLED by Jennifer Gennari. I was especially struck by the theme of noise, and the importance of finding the silent spaces in between it. Have a look:   Amelia does not like noise. In fifth…
Jamie Pacton author

LUCKY GIRL by Jamie Pacton

I was so intrigued by the premise of Jamie Pacton's contemporary YA LUCKY GIRL that I had to feature it. Jamie Pacton also has a YA fantasy, THE VERMILLION EMPORIUM, with an expected publication date of November 1, 2022.   58,642,129.…
Lily Anderson
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SCOUT'S HONOR by Lily Anderson

Back in 2018, I was lucky to feature Lily Anderson's book NOT NOW, NOT EVER. She's great at penning YA paranormal horror, and ner newest book, SCOUT'S HONOR, is no exception: Sixteen-year-old Prudence Perry is a legacy Ladybird Scout, born…
Ashley Blooms

WHERE I CAN'T FOLLOW by Ashley Blooms

I featured Ashley Blooms' debut novel, EVERY BONE A PRAYER back in 2018, and when I saw the premise of her new book, WHERE I CAN'T FOLLOW, I couldn't wait to spread word about it:   Walk through the door and leave all your problems…