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Novel Madness FAll 2015 FINALS

I've been remiss in updating this contest! On Monday, September 21, my students voted on the remaining novels. As a result, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and The Hobbit were sent into the finals. Yesterday, the final round of speeches and the final vote took place. This year, the title of favorite novel was… Continue reading Novel Madness FAll 2015 FINALS

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Novel Madness 2015 ROUND TWO

Novel Madness is the annual tournament my students conduct to determine their favorite novels of all time. For the beginning of this year's contest, go here. Students tweaked their speeches to reflect their new opponents and delivered them in class. Then everyone voted. The winners of Round Two will match up like this for Monday's… Continue reading Novel Madness 2015 ROUND TWO

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2014 YA/NA Blogfest!

October is the month for discovering fantastic new adult and young adult books! Click the banner to get to My Crazzy Corner where blog host Apryl Baker lists all the authors participating (including me!) There's a hottest guy contest and a giveaway. Make sure you check back here on October 18 for the brand new… Continue reading 2014 YA/NA Blogfest!

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Win a Free Copy of My Book!

Today UNDER THE ALMOND TREES is featured on the historical fiction blog Novel Pastimes. There's  an interview with yours truly then a question. Answer the question (it's an easy one--your opinion) and you're entered to win a free copy of the book. Pass it on! DAY TWO interview is up on Novel Pastimes. Check it… Continue reading Win a Free Copy of My Book!

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Novel Madness Winner 2014!

Hunger Games takes the top spot! The final round of voting in this year's Novel Madness pitted Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins against The Candyshop War by Brandon Mull. My students listened carefully to both persuasive speeches and cast their votes. Hunger Games won with two-thirds of the ballots.