Category: YA

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Peggy Wirgau & The Stars in April

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Peggy Wirgau & The Stars in April

Posted April 15, 2021 / 18 Comments

Please join me in welcoming author Peggy Wirgau to the blog today to chat about her debut novel The Stars in April! Peggy Wirgau is a Michigan native and now lives in Delray Beach, Florida. She loves bringing history to life for readers. Peggy has written for Appleseeds, Insight, Learning […]



Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Wingfeather Tales by Andrew Peterson

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Wingfeather Tales by Andrew Peterson

Posted March 26, 2021 / 8 Comments

I’m delighted today to give you a peek inside Wingfeather Tales by Andrew Peterson & other authors & illustrators – and a chance for three of you to win a copy of your own! WINGFEATHER TALES: Seven Thrilling Stories from the World of Aerwiar SERIES: Wingfeather Saga GENRE: Inspirational Children’s […]


Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning Reads

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring Cleaning Reads

Posted March 9, 2021 / 3 Comments

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday is a spring cleaning freebie, and I decided to take a bit of a different approach and feature my version of spring cleaning reads – books with ‘spring’ in the title AND books that include a main character who is a housekeeper, […]


Book Spotlight: Anything But Groovy by Amanda Lauer

Book Spotlight: Anything But Groovy by Amanda Lauer

Posted February 27, 2021 / 0 Comments

ANYTHING BUT GROOVY GENRE: Inspirational Young Adult / Time Travel PUBLISHER: Full Quiver Publishing RELEASE DATE: February 26, 2021 PAGES: 207 Morgan is looking forward to junior high school and all the adventures it holds in store for her. But after a collision on the volleyball court, she wakes up […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): A.K. Pittman & Pudge and Prejudice

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): A.K. Pittman & Pudge and Prejudice

Posted January 13, 2021 / 17 Comments

Please join me in welcoming the fabulous A.K. Pittman to the blog today to chat about her new romance for Teens & Young Adults, Pudge and Prejudice! A.K. Pittman is an award-winning author of thirteen novels, including the Christy-nominated Sister Wife series and the critically acclaimed The Seamstress. An enthusiast […]


Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Court of Swans by Melanie Dickerson

Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Court of Swans by Melanie Dickerson

Posted January 10, 2021 / 4 Comments

COURT OF SWANS by Melanie Dickerson SERIES: The Dericott Tales #1 GENRE: Inspirational Historical Fairy-Tale Retelling PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: January 5, 2021 PAGES: 336 From New York Times bestselling author Melanie Dickerson comes a reimagining of the Wild Swans—the first book in a new series of fairy-tale retellings […]




Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Katherine Barger & Fortune’s Fall

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Katherine Barger & Fortune’s Fall

Posted November 19, 2020 / 5 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Katherine Barger to the blog to chat about her debut novel, Fortune’s Fall! Katherine Barger is a stay-at-home mom and writer. She writes stories about characters of faith in a world where faith is challenged. When she’s not busy wrangling kids, she’s writing, eating Mexican […]


Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tara K. Ross & Fade to White

Author Interview (and a Giveaway!): Tara K. Ross & Fade to White

Posted November 17, 2020 / 2 Comments

Please join me in welcoming Tara K Ross to the blog today to chat about her debut novel, Fade to White! Tara K. Ross lives with her husband, two daughters and rescued fur-baby in a field of cookie-cutter homes near Toronto, Canada. She works as a school speech-language pathologist and […]


First Line Friday (week 216): The Christy Award 2020 winners

First Line Friday (week 216): The Christy Award 2020 winners

Posted November 13, 2020 / 10 Comments

Happy Friday! And welcome to First Line Friday, hosted by Hoarding Books!!! Since it’s Friday, it’s time to grab the book nearest to you and leave a comment with the first line. Today, I’m featuring the first lines of all The Christy Award 2020 Winners! learn more about each book […]


Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Laura Gallier & The Defiance

Guest Post (and a Giveaway!): Laura Gallier & The Defiance

Posted November 5, 2020 / 9 Comments

I’m so delighted to welcome Laura Gallier back to the blog today for a look at her new book The Defiance & a generation in need. THE DEFIANCE SERIES: The Delusion #3 GENRE: Inspirational Young Adult PUBLISHER: Wander (Tyndale House YA imprint) RELEASE DATE: November 3, 2020 PAGES: 304 Four […]


The Christy Award 2020 Finalists Spotlight

The Christy Award 2020 Finalists Spotlight

Posted October 30, 2020 / 1 Comment

I am delighted to partner with ECPA & my book sisters at JustRead Tours today (on the blog) and from Nov 2-13 (on IG) to feature – with my own very sincere and enthusiastic fangirl congratulations – The Christy Award® 2020 Finalists! The Christy Award® 2020 Finalists amazon affiliate links […]



Book Review: The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Book Review: The Code for Love and Heartbreak by Jillian Cantor

Posted October 8, 2020 / 0 Comments

THE CODE FOR LOVE AND HEARTBREAK GENRE: YA Romance (clean read) PUBLISHER: Inkyard Press RELEASE DATE: October 6, 2020 PAGES: 304 In this contemporary romcom retelling of Jane Austen’s Emma by USA TODAY bestselling author Jillian Cantor, there’s nothing more complex—or unpredictable—than love. When math genius Emma and her coding club co-president, […]


2020 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Sara Ella & Coral

2020 Carol Award Finalists Q&A (and a Giveaway!): Sara Ella & Coral

Posted September 17, 2020 / 21 Comments

Happy Thursday once again! Through this Saturday (culminating with a list of winners), I have the privilege of sharing mini interviews with nearly all of the 2020 ACFW Carol Award Finalists! Today I’m continuing with Sara Ella and her Carol Award finalist book Coral! You can check out a list […]



New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

New Releases I’m Excited About: Late 2020 Youth & Speculative Fiction

Posted August 29, 2020 / 0 Comments

Hi again! We’re continuing our week-long preview of the fabulous books releasing from September-December 2020. Today we’re also looking at Late 2020 Youth & Speculative New Releases. I group these two categories together because so many young adult novels are speculative that when I first started doing this I couldn’t […]


Cover Reveal: The A’zyon Warrior by Trudy Adams

Cover Reveal: The A’zyon Warrior by Trudy Adams

Posted June 30, 2020 / 0 Comments

Today I’m pleased to show you the cover for The A’zyon Warrior, a YA Fantasy by Trudy Adams! The fate of a kingdom rests in the hands of a girl who cannot remember her own name. Seventeen-year-old Adaliah is the warrior and Lady of Targe, but when she wakes up […]