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    Teaser No. 4 & SLJ and Booklist REVIEWS!!

    Less than a month!! March 22nd is so crazy close!!  And that means you’re running out of time to pre-order your copy and get your swag!  I already spent $72 shipping envelopes from here to China (that’s not an exaggeration!!) and I have an enormous stack left to send.  SOOOO, if you want the exclusive artwork, bookmarks, and postcards, you can get your book at any one of these lovely locations: Amazon Barnes and Noble Blue Willow (for autographed copies!) And if the teasers are not enough to convince you, here is what School Library Journal and Booklist have to say: Multiple character perspectives continue with two new voices, which…

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    SWEET MADNESS is here!

    I’ve known Trisha Leaver and Lindsay Currie for almost five years.  They are both really wonderful woman and great moms….and yet, they write some of the scariest stuff in YA.  I read an early version of SWEET MADNESS, and had to leave the lights on. And it’s out for everyone to read now! Sweet Madness is a retelling of the infamous Borden Murders told from the POV of Lizzie’s Irish maid, Bridget Sullivan. Seventeen-year-old Bridget Sullivan is alone in Fall River, a city that sees Irish immigrants as nothing more than a drunken drain on society. To make matters worse, she’s taken employment with the city’s most peculiar and gossip-laden…

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    The time I was an angry feminist…

    I feel like this post needs a preface.  I’ve never been anti-feminist, but I live a very “traditional” lifestyle.  I’m a very happy — and sometimes very exhausted — stay at home mother. I love it.  I love being with my kids, and I honestly believe that I’m doing the right thing for my family by being home with them. Even saying that much is a bit terrifying for me.  I’m always hesitant to talk about being a SAHM because I feel like there are so many women (and men) who look down on me for that choice. I’ve seen self-proclaimed feminists on social media say that staying at home…

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