SQUAD by Maggie Tokuda-Hall, illustrated by Lisa Sterle

When I saw Maggie Tokuda-Hall talk about her YA Graphic Novel SQUAD on a panel, I had to feature it. She also has a new picture book, LOVE IN THE LIBRARY.   When Becca transfers to a high school in an elite San Francisco suburb, she’s…
Tara Sim


I featured another one of Tara Sim's books, RAVAGE THE DARK, earlier this year. Her newest book, THE CITY OF DUSK, is the first in an epic fantasy trilogy:   The Four Realms—Life, Death, Light, and Darkness—all converge on the…
Emily Skrutskie

VOWS OF EMPIRE, the Third Book in The Bloodright Trilogy by Emily Skrutskie

For anyone looking for LGBT Sci-fi, Emily Skrutskie is definitely an author to follow. Her space opera series, The Bloodright Trilogy, concludes with VOWS OF EMPIRE, which just came out on June 14, 2022. I've also featured her previous books,…

DIG TWO GRAVES by Gretchen McNeil

I saw Gretchen McNeil at this year's YALLWEST festival, and I also featured her here and here. She is one of today's best writers in YA horror and suspense, and her newest book, DIG TWO GRAVES, came out on April 26,2022: I did my part, BFF.…
Catherine Argulles author
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FLIP TURNS by Catherine Arguelles

I've been excited about this book ever since I saw it announced. Catherine Arguelles's debut middle grade, FLIP TURNS is sure to tug on your heartstrings when it comes out this September:   Thirteen-year-old Maddie just wants her…

MYSTIC SKIES, the third in the Mystic Trilogy by Jason Denzel

I first saw Jason Denzel read an excerpt from one of his books at an author event. I loved the premise so I asked Jason for an interview. MYSTIC SKIES, the third in his Mystic Trilogy series comes out in October, but some excerpts of the book…
Holly Goldberg Sloan
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THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM by Holly Goldberg Sloan

I have been a long-time fan of Holly Goldberg Sloan's books, including Counting by 7s and To Night Owl From Dogfish. When I heard the premise of her newest Middle Grade book, THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, I had to feature it. Have a look:   It's…
Sally Lotz

Indie Author Spotlight: THE TRUTH IS A LIE by Sally Lotz

I read an earlier excerpt from this book, and not only is the premise amazing, the story and writing are brilliant. THE TRUTH IS A LIE by Sally Lotz is currently available on Wattpad:   Sixteen-year-old…
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I was honored to feature A.J. Sass's debut middle grade novel, Ana on the Edge, so when I found out about his newest book, ELLEN OUTSIDE THE LINES, I had to feature it also. If you enjoyed his debut, you will absolutely love this book too. It…
Rory Power


Rory Power is one of my favorite authors, and I was honored to feature her previous YA books, Wilder Girls and Burn our Bodies Down. Her newest novel, IN A GARDEN BURNING GOLD, is an adult fantasy that promises rich and unique worldbuilding:   Rhea…