Tag: book review

  • Death & sparkles

    Want to check out a cool, funny, cute kids graphic novel? Check out Death & Sparkles by Rob Justus! Death himself teams up with the last Unicorn on earth (who is also a huge social media star) and things get as crazy as you would imagine! Multiple trips to the unicorn afterlife, reptilian aliens who […]

  • New Children’s Ebook for Sale on Amazon: “No More Grumpies!”

    Yesterday I published a new illustrated children’s short story ebook on Amazon! It is called “No More Grumpies!“, and is a fun story about a little boy who just can’t shake the grumpies. Here is the official book description: Michael is having a very grumpy day. His mother keeps warning him that there will be […]

  • Poetry – Malice

    This little poem was inspired by a middle grade book series called “Malice” by Chris Wooding. I liked the world that was created, and decided to capture just a bit of it in poetry (my favorite line is the “mushroom lamps” one): Malice By: Maranda Russell Take the evening train into the cavernous abyss. Light […]

  • Merry Christmas Eve! My Fave Gifts So Far!!!

    Happy Christmas Eve everyone!!! We do our present opening today, so my husband and I went ahead and opened our gifts for each other. Here are a few pics of my favorite things! First off, my Harry Potter Death Eater wand: My new illustrated version of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” (featuring commentary by […]

  • YA Book Review: “Without Tess” by Marcella Pixley

    “Without Tess”, written by Marcella Pixley, is one of the best YA novels I have read in a while. I rarely give books five stars when rating them, but this one I did. The story revolves around the main character (Lizzie), and her dead sister (Tess). Lizzie is the younger sister by a couple years […]

  • Author Self-Interview! (Fun Facts About Me)

    Author Self-Interview! (Fun Facts About Me)

    So the idea and questions for this post come from the Usborne “My First Story Writing Book” which is an awesome resource for helping kids learn creative writing skills! I thought it would be fun to answer some of the questions they ask myself and share! I live with… Myself My husband, Steve My 3 […]

  • A Whole New Look at the Right Brained vs Left Brained Debate!

    I found parts of this book truly fascinating. Who knew that you could even have a stroke that completely shut down one half of your brain but left the other half functioning normally? Think you are truly left brained or right brained? Find out for sure here!

  • 2 Great YA Books About a Sensitive Subject

    Suicide is a sensitive subject, and one that people often shy away from, even if it has touched their own lives personally. However, as someone whose life was deeply impacted by a loss due to suicide, I try to be open about its reality and unafraid to tackle it head on. In the spirit of […]

  • Book Review – ‘The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe’ middle grade series

    It has been quite a while since I posted a book review, but I just love this new series so much I had to share my thoughts about it! So far, “The Misadventures of Edgar & Allan Poe” book series (written by Gordon McAlpine and illustrated by Sam Zuppardi) consists of two published books. The first volume is entitled “The […]

  • Do your little ones love a spooky story?

    When I first saw the cover for the new picture book, “The Fearsome Beastie”,  written by Giles Paley-Phillips and illustrated by Gabriele Antonini, it brought  to mind my childhood memories of telling creepy stories around the  campfire.  When I was a child I was constantly on the lookout for  books that could give me goosebumps, […]