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