Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Quote of the Day

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”

Monday, August 12, 2013

Book Spotlight: Freckles

by Gene Stratton-Porter

When I was growing up, we read books together as a family, taking turns reading out loud. Although sometimes "Come here; let's read" brought groans, I always ended up enjoying it. One of the books I remember reading this way was Freckles, by Gene Stratton-Porter. I've read it on my own since then, and loved it just as much. This book shows the importance of character in a way I don't often see in a novel. I plan to reread it again--probably several times.

I highly recommend this book! It's available for only $0.99 on the Kindle--and you can find used copies fairly cheap.

The sequel, Girl of the Limberlost, is also worth reading.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Book Excerpt: As Fairydust Settles

“Hey,” Mical said, “Anna told me you’ve been working my shifts still…and I know that meant you had to put school off…and I know you no longer need the money from this place…”

Peyton shrugged. “I don’t mind.”

“Well…I only work here because I need to. And I need it now more than ever. And I don’t think I would work shifts if I could afford not to… Anyway, thanks.”

“You’re welcome, Mical.” He smiled. “So, do you want your job back, or do you still need some time?”

“I can start again,” she said as she pulled some crumpled, loose papers from her bag and handed them to him.

“What’s this?” he asked.

“My notes from class today. Sorry I don’t have the rest of the week.”

“Thanks Micke—Mical.”

She smiled. “You can call me Mickey if you want to.”

As Fairydust Settles has an expected release date of  December 2013.