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Liars and Thieves by D. Wallace Peach

Goblins, elves, and changelings—they’d lived together for ages in an uneasy peace, in a world where only a Veil separated them from their gods. They’d successfully shared their world, but it was unclear if they could continue to share its

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The Quest for Home by Jacqui Murray

Jacqui Murray has released another book in her prehistoric man series: The Quest for Home. With this volume she’s managed an extremely difficult trick—a sequel that picks up where the last book left off, and yet a reader who’s new

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While the Bombs Fell by Robbie Cheadle and Elsie Hancy Eaton

There’s a saying about real life: it’s very poorly organized. In fiction, we can have our make-believe people say all the right things in all the right places, craft our villains into anything from being totally evil to fatally misunderstood,

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Moments We Love, Poetry by Balroop Singh

Balroop Singh has released a new poetry collection, and that’s an event that’s worth the attention of contemporary poetry lovers. Ms. Singh has a unique style, one I can appreciate as a short story writer. Her work is generally free

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My Maine: Haiku through the Seasons by Bette A. Stevens

Bette A. Sevens is a real Renaissance woman when it comes to writing–she does it all. Children’s fiction and nonfiction with her charming story of Matilda the Monarch butterfly as well as her Tanagram puzzle book, historical fiction with Pure

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Seeds of Change by Willow Thomson

Willow Thomson is a writer pal of mine, and I’m excited to introduce you to her work here. As veterans of the same online forums, we’ve offered advice to each other as writers and publishers. And the result of all

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Survival of the Fittest by Jacqui Murray

Five tribes. One leader. A treacherous journey across three continents in search of a new home. *** That’s a great tagline. And I enjoyed the book, too. It starts like this: Xhosa is a female, a would-be budding leader of

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Call of the Guardian by J.M. Williams

Call of the Guardian is a fun read, a classy and classic fantasy adventure. A boy, Draven, plunges into a dragon cave while running in desperation one day and discovers a mentor. The dragon, Razal, provides both strength and stability

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Emerging from Shadows, Poetry by Balroop Singh

Emerging from Shadows is no callow compilation of a lovestruck young adult’s first sonnets. Rather, it’s the reflections of an emotionally mature writer who has faced life’s stings with a determination to grow from them in an honest and healthy

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Watching Glass Shatter by James J. Cudney–Book Review and Author Interview

Watching Glass Shatter is one of the best literary books I’ve read. I often get impatient with lit fic–I typically find it long on character and short on plot. This book fits into that mold, but in this case the

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