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Author Sara Jayne Townsend visits...

August 24, 2015

Sara Jayne Townsend, author of the Shara Summers mysteries, is my guest today. Sheíll be talking about her books, of course, but about other things as well. And naturally, thereís a giveaway! Leave a comment before midnight (PST) August 27 and win a digital copy (Kindle, Kobo, or Nook) of your choice of Death Scene or Dead Cool!

Sara lives and writes in London, England, but spent a large part of her formative years in Canada. In our interview, she talks about the adjustments she had to make each time she relocated, the words she hates to hear most, and her favorite saying. Oh, and donít forget to extinguish all smoking materials before readingóyouíll see why later. (more…)

Childrenís books reviewed (a completely unserious but emotional journey)Ö

August 4, 2015

Normally, doing a book review is no big problem for me. I can summarize the story, say what I liked or didnít about it, and do it all in a couple of paragraphs.

Right now, though, Iím having a bit of a problem, even though itís a childrenís book Iím reviewing. Part of the problem is the book is written in French and the review is due (in French, naturally) for my French class tonight. (more…)

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