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On the Right Track--Hannah Barnaby Guest Post

On the Right Track--Hannah Barnaby Guest Post



  I know I’m on the right track with a project when I hear a song on the radio and think, “My character would love this song.” It means I’ve gotten to know the cast well enough to tell their stories without second‐guessing myself or wondering what should happen next. Every...
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Shannon Mizikoski
LOVE the cover. And I think that the synopsis makes the book sound so emotional and thought provoking.
Tuesday, 23 February 2016 20:55
alyssa
I feel like this going to be an emotional roller coaster ride! The cover is cool. I wouldn't even think that it portrays body part... Read More
Wednesday, 24 February 2016 14:13
Linda Romer
Some of the parts sounds like an emotional read, I would like to read this book. The cover is great! Love it ♡ Thank you
Friday, 26 February 2016 08:50
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Author Guest Post with Cornelia Funke

Author Guest Post with Cornelia Funke
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  When I wrote my first book about MirrorWorld I thought it would be one journey. I should have known better! I thought the same about Inkworld – to find myself still writing that story six years later. To realize that these two worlds are indeed the same, just 500 years...
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Sarah Romer
The folklore that inspired book three originated in Russian and Ukrainian tales with stories of Baba Yaga.
Sunday, 06 December 2015 19:04
Sky
The folklore was based off of Baba Yaga!
Sunday, 06 December 2015 23:57
Megan Elaine Schuyler
Russian
Saturday, 12 December 2015 16:57
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How to Be Brave--E. Katherine Kottaras Guest Post

How to Be Brave--E. Katherine Kottaras Guest Post
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  Life is full of risk. More often than not, we are forced to face our fears unwillingly, like the dark fears of pain, illness, and death. But sometimes we get to leap out of our comfort zone and choose to try new things, learning more about ourselves, and becoming stronger...
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Guest Post & Giveaway: The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens (US & Canada Only)

Guest Post & Giveaway: The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens (US & Canada Only)
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The Lies About Truth by Courtney C Stevens Release Date: November 3rd, 2015   Guest Post The Lies About Truth started with a question.   Is there such a thing as a good lie?   My answer: yes, but there’s no such thing as a lie without consequences. I wanted to...
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Kara S
A Channel Your Brave pin, as pictured above
Saturday, 24 October 2015 07:31
Shannon Mizikoski
A pin that says "Channel Your Brave" (which is so cute!)
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 01:01
Susan T.
A Channel Your Brave pin!
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 16:06
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Author Trisha Leigh's TOP 5 OTPs

Author Trisha Leigh's TOP 5 OTPs
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Today we welcome Trisha Leigh, author of RETURN ONCE MORE, to the blog to share with us her top 5 OTPs!  RETURN ONCE MORE is a book about a teenage girl caught between her responsibility to document the past and her desire to use time travel in order to meet her...
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Guest Post: A Wreckless Playlist by Bria Quinlan + Giveaway! (US/Canada)

Guest Post: A Wreckless Playlist by Bria Quinlan + Giveaway! (US/Canada)
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Wreckless by Bria Quinlan Release Date: 6/12/13       About the Book   Wreckless…Where obsession and rebellion collide.    Bridget Larson's never met a rule she didn’t like. Drawing inside the lines isn’t just a way of life – it’s the only way she can make it through the day....
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Viviana Ortiz
Well for the book playlist LIVE LIKE WE’RE DYING - Kris Allen OR Like a teen's spirit - Nirvana
Friday, 12 July 2013 17:49
Jen
While I am not a huge country music fan, I do have my moments and Kenny Chesney always helps. SOMEWHERE WITH YOU is a favorite of ... Read More
Sunday, 14 July 2013 08:58
Heather
I have read this book and loved it!!! I would love a paperback copy for my shelf! hmmmm, my parents were really strict in high sc... Read More
Monday, 15 July 2013 13:17
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Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!

Spookyhouse: A Guest Post by Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl + US Giveaway!
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We asked Jill Baguchinsky, author of Spookygirl: Paranormal Investigator , "Have you ever experienced paranormal activity?" Here's what she had to say: Writing about Violet, the teenage ghost hunter in  Spookygirl : Paranormal Investigator , nets me lots of questions about ghosts -- especially whether I've ever seen one. Sadly, I haven't...
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alicia marie
I haven't ever experienced any paranormal activity and that's probably a good thing. I think I would probably freak out if I ever ... Read More
Thursday, 18 October 2012 14:31
Tammy Sparks
Yes I have! When I was working in a theater during college, I heard someone wearing a long, swishy skirt walk past me, but there w... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 13:41
Holly Letson
Yes, I have. When I was a child, we lived in a haunted house. My brother and I would talk to the ghosts. Other people were so scar... Read More
Friday, 19 October 2012 15:54
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