Spotlight: The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis

THE SPICE BOX LETTERS by Eve Makis St. Martin’s Press Thomas Dunne Books   About the novel: Katerina inherits a scented, wooden spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam’s childhood was shattered by the Armenian tragedy … More Spotlight: The Spice Box Letters by Eve Makis

Spotlight: Karolina’s Twins by Ronald H. Balson

About the Book: Lena Woodward, an elderly woman, enlists the help of both lawyer Catherine Lockhart and private investigator Liam Taggart to appraise the story of her harrowing past in Nazi occupied Poland. At the same time, Lena’s son Arthur presents her with a hefty lawsuit under the pretense of garnering her estate—and independence—for his … More Spotlight: Karolina’s Twins by Ronald H. Balson

YA Spotlight: WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel

Now in a Young Adult Edition! WAR DOGS: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love by Rebecca Frankel On Sale: September 6, 2016 (ISBN: 9781250112286; e-book ISBN: 9781250112293) In WAR DOGS: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love (St. Martin’s Griffin) Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting–her own hands-on experiences in the … More YA Spotlight: WAR DOGS by Rebecca Frankel

YA Cover Reveal & Spotlight

Brainwalker by Robyn Mundell & Stephan Lacast Genre: YA Scifi/Fantasy Release Date: October 1st 2016 Dualmind Publishing Summary from Goodreads: Fourteen year-old Bernard is full of out of the box ideas—ideas that nobody appreciates. Not his ultra-rational father, not his classmates, and definitely not his teacher, who’s fed up waiting for Bernard’s overdue science project. You’d think with … More YA Cover Reveal & Spotlight

YA Spotlight: Under a Million Stars by Rita Branches

Under a Million Stars by Rita Branches Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Release Date: August 8th 2016

 About the Novel: Can a beating heart bleed from the shattered pieces?   Her heart cracked when her best friend walked away; it completely shattered when she lost her family in a tragic accident.   Now orphaned at seventeen, Charlotte … More YA Spotlight: Under a Million Stars by Rita Branches

YA Spotlight: Deliverance by Kristy Centeno

Author: Kristy Centeno Publisher: Inkspell Publishing Published: March 19, 2016 Genre: YA/NA Paranormal Summary: He’s been locked away his entire life. He dreams of freedom. The only way he can accomplish his goals is by breaking free of the chains tying him to a dark past and gloomy existence. But there’s one catch. He’s not … More YA Spotlight: Deliverance by Kristy Centeno

Special Feature: Tips and Tricks from RWA’s 2016 Conference (Part Two)

I am still scouring through the pages and pages of notes I took at RWA’s national conference in San Diego during the week of July 13 – 16th. Here are a few more tips and tricks from the incredible workshops I attended: Character Excavation (presented by a fabulous trio of acclaimed writers – Kristan Higgins, Farrah … More Special Feature: Tips and Tricks from RWA’s 2016 Conference (Part Two)