Review: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

Review: The Adventures of Miss Petitfour

From Tundra Books: Miss Petitfour enjoys having adventures that are “just the right size—fitting into a single, magical day.” She is an expert at baking and eating fancy iced cakes, and her favourite mode of travel is par avion. On windy days, she takes her sixteen cats out for an airing: Minky, Misty, Taffy, Purrsia, Pirate, … Continue reading

Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

Review: The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands

From Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster: Following a series of murders, an apothecary’s apprentice must solve puzzles and decipher codes in pursuit of a secret that could destroy the world in this suspenseful debut novel. Christopher Rowe, apprentice to Master Apothecary Benedict Blackthorn, is learning all his master’s secrets—like how to decipher complex … Continue reading

Review: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

Review: The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier

From Puffin Books: THE NIGHT GARDENER follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its inhabitants are not quite what they seem. Soon, the children are confronted by a mysterious stranger—and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. The Night Gardener by Jonathan Auxier is an … Continue reading

My Book!

My Book!

As many of you know, last year I set myself the goal of finishing the YA novel I was writing. I met my goal back in May, then spent a couple months working on revisions, took a deep breath and submitted it for publication. Well, it is with over-the-moon excitement that I can now tell you it … Continue reading

Best Books of 2015

Best Books of 2015

It’s that time of year again when Best Book lists abound and surprise, surprise, here’s mine. I haven’t read nearly as many books in the past 12 months as I would have liked, mostly because I’ve really been devoting time to my writing (my goal going into 2015). That said, I have read some truly … Continue reading