Spooky Reads 2020 and a GIVEAWAY

Hey! Don't forget to check out the GIVEAWAY at the end of this post. When the Covid lockdown began, I craved comfort books. (See my recommendations here.) Lately, however, that old familiar yearning for Gothic horror has me in its grip. What a gluttony of horror...

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Tea with Miss Emily & a GIVEAWAY

There's a new picture book about Emily Dickinson and it is marvelous. (Thank you, Best of Books in Edmond, OK, for shipping it so quickly!) This book written by Jennifer Berne and illustrated by Becca Stadtlander is beautiful, inspirational, and quite poignant--I...

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Valentine’s Tea and a Book

ALERT: there's a GIVEAWAY at the end of this post! The other day I was making a mental list of the most romantic novels I've ever read. "This needs to be a blog post!" I thought. Interestingly enough, on this blog I only have ONE previous post related to Valentine's...

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Celebrating new web design with a GIVEAWAY

This past fall I decided to update the look of my website. As always I wanted something Gothic and a bit creepy, but I also yearned for warmth and color. Again and again I came back to this image: It struck me as both bleak and beautiful. Moreover it reminded me of...

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TINY STITCHES by Gwendolyn Hooks — GIVEAWAY!

I loved Tiny Stitches! There's no doubt Vivien Thomas' story is historically significant, but his journey toward developing a groundbreaking procedure for pediatric open-heart surgery is also dramatic and incredibly moving. Gwendolyn Hooks writes in a clear, engaging...

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GHOSTLIGHT releases in exactly three months, so this seems a fine time to share the final jacket design! (click the image for a larger view)If you are on Goodreads, you can enter for a chance to win an ARC (Advance Reader Copy) of Ghostlight. This giveaway is...

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The GRIM Blog Tour — with Giveaways!

The GRIM Anthology releases in 8 days! To celebrate, Harlequin Teen is offering a blog tour with fabulous giveaways!Prizes:-- At every stop on the tour, the blog will be hosting a contest for a giveaway of 1 copy of GRIM-- Grand prize: At every stop on the tour, a...

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It’s a fine day for a GIVEAWAY!

Last fall when I was promoting The Dark Between, I was fortunate to hang out with a bunch of cool writers. Some of them even signed books for me to give away! Learn more about the books below, and note that I'm also offering an ARC of Grim, a short story anthology...

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Monday Giveaway for librarians and teachers!

Wendelin Van Draanen, Gennifer Choldenko, Ruta Sepetys, and me!Earlier this month, I had the honor of joining the above ladies for a series of school visits, talks, and signings that benefited the school libraries affected by the tragic Moore tornado. Thank you,...

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The Dark Between Blog Tour and Scavenger Hunt!

The Dark Between is going on tour! Join our 10 stops along the way to learn more about the book AND to enter for a chance to win a cool prize pack, including a finished hardcover copy of your very own. Here are the tour stops (each will reveal a different...

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Giveaway winners and AdVANture Tour!

Hey gang, by the totally random power of, these winners were selected to receive THE DARK BETWEEN goodie bags:StaeshMoirae(thefates)Congrats to them, and thanks to everyone for entering!More chances to win Dark Between goodies:The Dark Between Blog...

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The Dark Between ARC giveaway!

The Dark Between hardcover releases in less than three months. Here's the official flap copy:At the turn of the twentieth century, Spiritualism and séances are all the rage—even in the scholarly town of Cambridge, England. While mediums dupe the grief-stricken, a...

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THE REVENANT paperback is almost here!

Hey guys, the paperback for THE REVENANT releases next Tuesday. This edition includes the first chapter of THE DARK BETWEEN. Yay!Here's the official jacket blurb for the book:When Willie arrives in Indian Territory, she knows only one thing: no one can find out who...

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