Reading, YA Book Club for Writers

YA Book Club May Novel Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our April novel, Me and Me by Alice Kuipers. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our May book: The Way Back Home by Allan Stratton One misunderstood teen. One eccentric granny.… Continue reading YA Book Club May Novel Announcement

Reading, YA Book Club for Writers

YA Book Club April Book Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our March novel, Dust by Arthur Slade. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our April book: Me and Me by Alice Kuipers It’s Lark’s seventeenth birthday, and although she’s hated to… Continue reading YA Book Club April Book Announcement

Book Reviews, YA Book Club for Writers

Book Club Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

Winter 1945. WWII. Four refugees. Four stories. Each one born of a different homeland; each one hunted, and haunted, by tragedy, lies, war. As thousands desperately flock to the coast in the midst of a Soviet advance, four paths converge, vying for passage aboard the Wilhelm Gustloff, a ship that promises safety and freedom. But not… Continue reading Book Club Review: Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys

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YA Book Club March Book Announcement

We are nearing our meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our February novel, Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys. However, to make sure everyone has time to get a copy, it is time to announce our March book: Dust by Arthur Slade A rainmaker brings rain to a drought-stricken town,… Continue reading YA Book Club March Book Announcement

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YA Book Club February Book Announcement

We are nearing our first meeting for my YA book club where we will be discussing our first novel - The Boundless by Kenneth Oppel. However, in the interest of staying ahead of the game, I am announcing our February book now so everyone has time to pick up a copy before the beginning of… Continue reading YA Book Club February Book Announcement

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Don’t Get Shelved!

Do you write middle grade, young adult or new adult novels? Writing for these audiences is very different than writing for adults. A lot of people believe it's easier to write for kids -- oh, if they only knew. . . Clear, clean, concise writing; convincing dialogue; and telling a story without preaching a message… Continue reading Don’t Get Shelved!

Reading

Did you like the last book you read?

Did you like the last book you read? Maybe you told your friends about it. Word of mouth advertising is the best sales tool around. When you read a book you like, consider leaving a rating and review of it on , Amazon.com, GoodReads or Amazon.ca and 49th Shelf (for Canadian books). Maybe you’re thinking,… Continue reading Did you like the last book you read?