Posts Tagged ‘pre-teen’

The more Esme discovers about her mother, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all

Saturday, March 17th, 2018
Elizabeth Foster
YA Fantasy
warm-hearted, whimsical fantasy tale, with lashings of mystery,
magic, and mythology, and prose that ‘flows like water.’ Prepare to
fall in love with Esperance!
fresh new fantasy, of an enchanting world.” – Wendy Orr, author
of Nim’s Island and Dragonfly Song
fifteen-year-old Esme Silver objects at her father’s wedding, her
protest is dismissed as the action of a stubborn, selfish teenager.
Everyone else has accepted the loss of Esme’s mother, Ariane – so why
can’t she?




But Esme is suspicious. She is sure that others are
covering up the real reason for her mother’s disappearance – that
‘lost at sea’ is code for something more terrible, something she has
a right to know.
After Esme is accidentally swept into the
enchanted world of Aeolia, the truth begins to unfold. With her
newfound friends, Daniel and Lillian, Esme retraces her mother’s
steps in the glittering canal city of Esperance, untangling the
threads of Ariane’s double life. But the more Esme discovers about
Ariane, the more she questions whether she really knew her at all.



fresh, inventive tale is ideal for readers fifteen and under,
including pre-teens keen to step up to YA. A wholly unique take on
the genre, perfect for fans of Cornelia Funke or Rick Riordan.
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Foster read avidly as a child, but only discovered the joys of
writing some years ago, when reading to her own kids gave her the
urge to create a story of her own. Once she started writing, she
never looked back. She’s at her happiest when immersed in stories,
plotting new conflicts and adventures for her characters. Elizabeth
lives in Sydney, Australia, and Esme’s Wish is her first novel. 



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Official Book Tour: Becky’s Kiss

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Becky’s Kiss by Nicholas Fisher



What inspired your book?

I love baseball and I am a sucker for a good love story. I thought I would mix the two and add some mystery as well.

How do you spend your free time?

I write in most of my free time, but I am an avid sports fan. I also like reading.

What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

I like to tell too much, and many readers think my descriptions are over the top. I work in drafts to combat this, and the last draft is the one where I cut out all the stuff I don’t absolutely need.

When did you first realize you were an author?

Am I? I always thought of myself as more of a dreamer!

The Trailer:


“It could not be worse for ninth grader Becky Michigan on her first day at a new school, sitting in beet juice and staining her white jeans in a classroom about to fill up with students. In the nick of time, a gorgeous blonde boy named Danny comes in and offers his over-sized baseball jersey so she can cover up, get to the office, and change. By the time she pulls the shirt over her head, however, he has mysteriously disappeared.

Becky scours the school in search of her dream-athlete and wonders why after contact with him she has magically gained the ability to throw a fastball ninety miles per hour! Instead of finding the answer, however, Becky’s new skill pits her against the school bully and the entire varsity baseball team.

That night, after her exciting showdown in front of the entire school, Danny shows up at her bedroom window. If she will agree to meet him behind Rutledge High at midnight on the ball field at the edge of the woods, he promises to reveal a secret meant to alter the past and change her life forever.”


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The Golden Rule a review

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

The Golden Rule by Mark A. Anderson. A review

Back cover blurb:

Each story in this book references specific verses in the Bible. My purpose is not to preach to you or your children; my intent is to share, with you and your children, ‘guidelines to live by’. I feel, looking at the social situation today, that some needed rules are missing. If you believe in the Bible or not, The Golden Rule, as Jesus gave it to us, is a principle which all sincere religions have found and agree upon. But it goes deeper than that, it illustrates such things as bullying are wrong and what would happen if a bully was being bullied?



The Golden Rule by Mark A. Anderson is another Christian book that teaches children from ten to twelve years old how to do to others what you want them to do to you, in a great story form. It is written as five stories, each portraying a different commandment from the Lord. It is easy to read and open to discussions between the reader and adults in the room. I believe this book is a great tool to help kids learn how to treat others, be it property or persons. Under God we are all the same and that God gives us commandments to make us safe and free.

In this book the reader will find (more…)

Frogs & Toads Blog Tour

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Stacy Lynn Carroll has always loved telling stories and here is her last tale:

Frogs & Toads

Belle and her cousins have conquered their fears. Now as they navigate their way through the dating world, they start to see a “happily ever after” on the horizon. But when an unexpected school assignment forces them to examine their past, the Princess sisters realize they have a lot of questions about the fathers they’ve never met. Secrets are revealed, long lost family members are discovered, and now the girls must decide who belongs in their future and who should be kept in the past. (more…)

Monique Bucheger’s interview

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

Hey, Monique. It is good to have you in my blog today. 

Tell us the titles of the books in your series?

My titles are:

1) The Secret Sisters Club: A Ginnie West Adventure

2) Trouble Blows West: A Ginnie West Adventure

3) Simply West of Heaven: A Ginnie West Adventure
How interesting. What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary, middle-grade “slice of life”
Now this is tricky…Can you give me a one-sentence synopsis of each book? (more…)

The HawkenEye by Clayton M. Craft a review

Saturday, July 21st, 2012

Review for

The Hawken Eye is a delightful book that reads kind of like a Harry Potter, though the tale has nothing to do with the famous wizard. The character of Kimora, one of the threesome that are the main characters in this tale, is very much like that of Hermione in the popular books. In spite of the similarities, (more…)