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Illustrator Interview with Eoghan Kerrigan for Zaria Fierce Book 2

Keira Gillett (Author): Greetings everyone! The second book in the trilogy, Zaria Fierce and the Enchanted Drakeland Sword  features some amazing artwork from Eoghan Kerrigan. Be sure to check…

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My Top Five Inspirations for Writing My First Zombie Story with Pippa Jay

Warm Bodies. I can totally and completely blame this for starting me off on zombies. I’ve never been a fan of horror, and if I had to name…

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Sunrise by Scott J Abel

People often ask what inspired me to write a novel. I’d already been a successful teacher, coach, and college administrator, but I didn’t become a published author until…

Philip Hoy, author of The Revenge Artist

Queens of the Jungle: Re-Appropriating Symbols of Masculinity in YA Literature Symbolically, animals play an important role in The Revenge Artist, and one especially reoccurring animal symbol in…

The Vengeful by Chantel Fourie

Writer’s block and worldly distractions: I’m probably the wrong person to be asked about writer’s block, because I’m one of those lucky people who rarely go through it(Yay…

Excerpt: Awakening (The Elder Chronicles, Book 1) by

Awakening Blurb: Forget everything you ever thought to be true about our world. Angels are real. And they are fighting for control over the human race. What would…

Keeping Up with Your Favorite Authors

Tracking new releases from your favorite authors seems like it should be fairly simple. Unfortunately, a comprehensive app for keeping track of release dates for books has yet…

Lighten up Your Bedtime Reading

There are few activities that have remained as universally relaxing as reading a book at bedtime. Some people actually need the time with a good book to get…

Getting the Most Out of Your Reading

Reading is one of the growing hobbies of the young community. The thrill of the suspense novel, the depth of the characters, the witty dialogues and the elaborate…

Writing on Fire

Guest blog by Shawn Martin, author of Shadowflesh In order to supplement my writing habit I bring in a steady paycheck as a firefighter. The two occupations seem…

Alexander the Great’s Most Prized Possession? A Book.

The following is a guest post by HJ from Alpha Traits. Alpha Traits dissects some of the greatest and most successful humans to ever live, discovering what traits…

Cool! Reluctant Readers Road to Recovery Guide

Do you fear approaching your Reluctant Reader? Have they been spotted this summer participating in questionable behavior with their books like building forts and extreme paper dolls? Identified…

The Difference Between MG and YA and Why I Write Both

Guest Post by Susan Kaye Quinn, author of Open Minds I’ve written a young adult love story (Life, Liberty, and Pursuit), a middle grade science fiction novel, a…

Six Signs You Might Be a Six

Jus Accardo – Guest blogger and author of Touch (A Denazen Novel) While you may think having extra special abilities wouldn’t be something a person could overlook, it…

Do You Remember Your First Job?

Guest Post by Kendal Ashby, Author of Melody’s Song Do you remember your first job? I do and I also remember the pressure to not screw up! As…

Learn How to Prevent and Dry Wet Books

by First Mate Keira, guest blogger Drop your book in the bathtub? I don’t know about you but I read a lot in the bathtub and try as…

4 Reasons to Never Skip to the End of a Book

by First Mate Keira, guest blogger Are you the sort of person who must absolutely be spoiled before you start a book? I know it’s tempting but going…

Why Should Kids Read Newspapers?

Every child should learn and understand enough of their national language to follow the news. In the United States this means English. The typical US paper reads at…

6 Reasons to Love and Hate Required School Reading

by First Mate Keira, guest blogger 3 Reasons to Love Required School Reading: You can relate to the book’s characters and situations. Usually, but not always, and especially…

9 Ways to Get Kids to Read

by First Mate Keira, guest blogger. Are you frustrated that your child isn’t interested in reading? Have you tried everything you can think of and need help? Don’t…

10 Tips to Creating an Awesome Book Club

by First Mate Keira, guest blogger Love books? Have friends that love them too or want to find new book-loving friends? Start a book club! Here are ten…

Halloween Costumes of Your Favorite Characters

Halloween is so much fun for dressing up as your favorite characters from movies and TV shows. But what may be the most enjoyable aspect of it all…

10 Best Places to Read a Book

by First Mate Keira, guest blogger Here are the top ten kid friendly places to sit and read a book. In bed. Morning or night, one of the…

Reading Distractions

by Cook Cutlery, guest blogger Everybody has reading distractions and it’s hard to avoid them. They get in the way of finishing your work, your book, or even…

Harry Potter Costume: Bellatrix LeStrange

by Sasha Muradali, guest blogger Bellatrix Lestrange is the ultimate, well-intentioned mean girl. She’s beautiful (pre-Azkaban), smart, savvy, loyal and one hell of a woman. Bella is a…

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