What would YOU like to read?

As you know, my latest novel, ALOHA SPIRIT, is finished and being queried to agents. Time to begin researching novel #6! For both UNDER THE ALMOND TREES and ALOHA SPIRIT, I used women in my family as inspiration. There are several other interesting stories in my family tree, and I want to see which one interests... Continue Reading →

Almond Cake

I love to cook. When I wrote Under the Almond Trees, it was important to me that the family had a special almond recipe. I used almond cake throughout the novel even though I had never even tasted it! This summer I vowed to remedy this lack and bake an almond cake. I found several... Continue Reading →

Questioning

Today I did one of my favorite author things--I spoke to 240 kids at the Career Tech Summer Academy. I spoke for half an hour to students ranging from 4th to 6th graders, telling them about me, my books, and being an author. Then I answered questions. Any teacher knows that when you open up... Continue Reading →

Author-go-Round: Nina Day Gerard

This week’s Author-Go-Round interview with Nina Day Gerard may answer some of the questions you’ve always wanted to ask about romance writing…but were afraid to ask! Welcome, Nina! Q: How did you become a romance writer? A: I gave myself the title Accidental Romance Writer. I’ve been writing stories since I was in the third... Continue Reading →

Author-Go-Round: Connie Peck

Connie is the author of some of my very favorite horse books for Young Adults. Welcome, Connie! Thank you for inviting me to your blog. I’m Connie Peck and the stories I write are loosely based on a pony I owned when I was young. Do horses really talk? Can a rider actually understand the... Continue Reading →

Author-go-Round: Me!

  Welcome to the third week of AUTHOR-GO-ROUND! This week it's my turn. My grandmother’s grandmother, Ellen VanValkenburgh, fascinated me from a young age. She left a tremendous legacy of strength for the women of my family, and she inspired my novel, Under the Almond Trees. On the left is a photograph taken sometime around the... Continue Reading →

Author-go-Round: Tracy Lawson

Hi! I’m Tracy Lawson, and I’m so excited to be featured on Week 2 of this Author Interview-go-Round! I’m the author of Counteract and Resist, the first two volumes of the YA dystopian Resistance Series. Ignite, the third book in the series, is slated for release in summer 2016! Here’s a quick summary of the... Continue Reading →

Eolyn Character Interview

Today I'm posting a special interview. This is fictional journalist Ian McFae interviewing the characters from High Maga by Karin Rita Gastreich. Enjoy! Love and Magic in the Highlands of Moehn An exclusive interview with Maga Eolyn and Adiana of Selkynsen By Medieval Times correspondent Ian McFae  Moehn seems an unlikely setting for one of... Continue Reading →

High Maga by Karin Rita Gastreic

One of my favorite authors announces something new! Karin Rita Gastreich is the author of Eolyn, one of the most wonderful Young Adult fantasies I've read. See my review of Eolyn here. High Maga is the second book in the series and is just as well done. Although it's already been released, the author has... Continue Reading →

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