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Seven Riddles to Nowhere wins another award!

In case you haven’t already heard, my middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere won Honorable Mention for Catholic children’s books at the Catholic Press Awards last Friday! This is a very broad category that included both fiction and nonfiction, … Continue reading

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Book Trailer for Seven Riddles to Nowhere

I’ve finally put together a book trailer for Seven Riddles to Nowhere. Feel free to let me know what you think and to share it with others you think might be interested!

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Happy Book Release Day!

Today is the official release day of Seven Riddles to Nowhere! Amazon and Barnes & Noble are both selling the paperback version at a 32% discount right now. I don’t know how long this sale price will last, but I … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Phantom Bully by Jeffrey Brown

I picked up this book thinking it would be cute for my nephew for his birthday, and I ended up reading it myself. What can I say? I’m a Star Wars geek through and through. Title: The Phantom Bully (Star … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal for Seven Riddles to Nowhere!

I’m so excited to share with you the cover for Seven Riddles to Nowhere! What do you think? Tell me in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts. 7 riddles. 1 fortune. Way too many competitors. All seventh … Continue reading

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Behind-the-scenes of one of my settings!

Last weekend, I went out and did some photo shoots of some of the Chicagoland locations used in my upcoming middle grade mystery Seven Riddles to Nowhere. In this video, I take you behind the scenes of the Chicago suburban … Continue reading

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8 Books to Engage Your Middle School Student this School Year

As an author and middle school English teacher, I get a lot of requests from parents about what books I might recommend to their children. Since the school I teach at started early this year, I’ve already been listening to … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Saving Kabul Corner by N.H. Senzai

Here’s the second in my reviews of juvenile mysteries for these year’s Edgar nominees! Title: Saving Kabul Corner Author: N.H. Senzai Genre: mystery Age group: middle grade Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Ariana is a bit perturbed that her perfect cousin Laila, who … Continue reading

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Ten Books That Have Stayed With Me

You’ve probably seen the challenge around Facebook. No, not the Ice Bucket one. The other one. The one where someone challenges you to list the first ten books you can think of that have stayed with you. They don’t have … Continue reading

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