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Monday Book Review: Playing by Heart by Carmela Martino

I’m so excited today to introduce you to a brand-new YA romance from my good friend Carmela Martino. I met Carmela through the Catholic Writers Guild and soon discovered that we have many things in common: we are both Chicagoans, … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Battle for His Soul by Theresa Linden

In June, Theresa Linden’s book Battle for His Soul won first place in the CPA Book Awards for the teen/young adult category. Recently, I had the pleasure of reading this third book in the West Brothers series. Title: Battle for … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The King’s Prey by Susan Peek

We don’t talk enough about mental illness. We stigmatize it and then want to sweep any discussion of it under the rug. So it’s little surprise that I didn’t even know there was a patron saint of the mentally ill … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: St. Magnus, the Last Viking by Susan Peek

Susan Peek is known for writing historical novels based on the lives of lesser-known saints–and boy, does she bring these characters to life! This is my first novel by Susan Peek, and I look forward to reading more. Title: St. … Continue reading

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My latest giveaways!

I have several giveaways going on right now, and I wanted to make sure everyone knew about them. First, I’m super excited to announce my very first Instafreebie giveaway. For the next few weeks, I’m giving away preview copies with … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Erin’s Ring by Laura H. Pearl

Another YA book I was able to read over winter break (and have finally gotten around to writing the review!) Title: Erin’s Ring Author: Laura H. Pearl Genre: Historical fiction Age group: YA Summary (from back cover): “When thirteen-year-old Molly … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Six Dates to Disaster by Cynthia Toney

One of the best parts about winter break is having time to read something other than books for my doctorate program! I’m trying to get through several books this week, so hopefully, I’ll have several more Monday book reviews for … Continue reading

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Christmas Shopping Time!

Still doing some Christmas shopping? Yeah, me too! In fact, I have lots left to do! If you’re looking for a gift idea, why not give someone an autographed book? If you live in the Chicago area, you can come … Continue reading

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New Book Trailer to Mark Five-Year Anniversary!

Five years ago tonight, I finished the rough draft of Angelhood. I considered it a “practice novel,” something that would never be published (let alone win three awards). It was simply writing practice as a NaNo project for 2011. To … Continue reading

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Come to our Christmas Book Party!

On Wednesday night, nine young adult authors from the Catholic Writers Guild will be teaming up to give one whopper of an early Christmas party on Facebook! (We know, we know, it’s too early for Christmas, but we thought we’d … Continue reading

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