Monthly Archives: June 2014

Monday Book Review: The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate

The One and Only Ivan has been on my To-Be-Read pile for about two years now. I kept hearing how wonderful it was but never really found the time to read it. It’s a lovely story that deserves the recognition … Continue reading

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Win a rosary blessed by Pope Francis!

In celebration of my upcoming YA novel Angelhood (due out April 2015), I’ll be giving away several items purchased last April while I was in Rome for the Canonization Mass of St. John Paul II and St. John XXIII. First … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

Feeling dystopian withdrawal after The Hunger Games and Divergent series ended? Look now further than The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau. Title: The Testing Author: Joelle Charbonneau Genre: dystopia Age group: young adult Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Cia Vale wants nothing more than … Continue reading

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How Matt Maher Impacted My Upcoming YA Novel

Wednesday night I had the extreme pleasure of seeing Matt Maher in concert, and it got me thinking about how I first became a Matt Maher fan and how his music played a role in my upcoming YA novel, Angelhood. … Continue reading

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The Story Behind the Headshot

As my writing career has progressed and I’ve watched more and more author buddies get their headshots taken, I’ve enjoyed hearing about how their headshots came to be. I always assumed most writers had their headshots taken by professional photographers … Continue reading

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