Thursday, October 20, 2022

Dark and Shallow Lies, Book Review, 5 Stars

Dark and Shallow Lies by Ginny Myers Sain

's review

it was amazing

Wow! That was just ridiculously good. Outstanding!

There are dozens of reasons why the paperback release of this book hit the New York Times Bestseller List. Well earned.

Read it now. But not before bed. That just leads to weird dreams and staying up way too late to finish just one more chapter.

Highly recommend. {PG-13 material}

*I have met the author as we are both members of the SCBWI-OK/AR chapter, but my copy came from the library and I'm under no obligation to give the book a good review. It earned it!!

Monday, October 17, 2022

Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd, Book Review, 5 Stars


Hummingbird by Natalie Lloyd

's review

it was amazing

Natalie Lloyd nails it once again with this delightful and deeply meaningful story full of magical realism. I can even roll with suspension of disbelief that a sloth (named Bon Jovi) and a llama and multiple birds live happily in a library without poop destroying the books. Magic stuff is going on!

As someone who lives with an "invisible" disability (appearing fine on the outside, so no one can tell what's going on inside), I love Olive's self-talk and acceptance of her own very visible disability and the challenges it brings to her experiences. Everybody has something that tries to interfere and stop them from getting the most out of life. What we do about it is what determines our happiness.

Yes, Olive: Our bodies may be limited, but we are not. Joy-kabooms for everyone!

Highly recommend!

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Free Books For Review


Take your pick from 20 different YA science fiction/fantasy novels for free through StoryOrigin. These authors (including me) have gathered our published titles in this promo as a way to boost our online reviews. That's the hope. That you'll read the books and leave a review at your favorite stores online. No catch. That's it! Tap here to check out the titles available. 

If you're more in the mood for a spooky Halloween read, The Ghosts Within is discounted this month and available through Kindle Unlimited. I HIGHLY recommend. 

WINNER Oklahoma Writers' Federation's Best Book of Fiction 2022!!

A sinister ghost. A skeptic author. A notoriously haunted hotel … inspired by true events.

Sloane Fox is a best-selling author with a big problem … inspiration. Her editor’s solution, a writing retreat at Lunar Peaks Resort and Spa in the middle of nowhere, Arkansas. Not just any hotel, but a haunted one. That little fact would be great for a horror author, but Sloane writes gritty murder mysteries set in the city, not the backwoods. As she attempts to break her writer’s block, the hotel grows restless with activity. As an evil entity sets its sights on Sloane, determined to add her soul to his collection, the spirits try to warn her. She may not believe in ghosts, but he doesn’t care.


And if you live in NW Arkansas, I hope you are ready to enjoy the upcoming craft fair weekend! I will have a booth in a different location this year. We are striving to keep events indoors for the future, so we will be at the Springdale Convention Center event instead of War Eagle. Stop by and say hello!

Other Upcoming Events: 

November 5  Harvest Fest, Fayetteville-Springdale (AR) Elks Lodge, 10:00am - 2:00 pm

November 19  Cecil Floyd Arts & Crafts Show, Joplin, MO 

{December events may be added, but none are scheduled at this time.}