Saturday, May 26, 2012

Guest Post: Ask an Author

Heather Sutherlin has a great blog where she encourages "students to read and write more of what they love" with writing exercises and story starters, writing tips and tricks, and a bunch of other fun stuff.

She also reviews books from and runs guest posts by independent authors like me!

Heather graciously asked me for a guest post and I decided to go with the three most common questions kids ask me at readings.

You can check out my post here.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Dragonfriend Horn Tootage

 Writer/reviewer Heather Sutherlin gives Dragonfriend a hearty thumbs up on her eponymous blog and states: 
"I know boys and girls alike will find this story fascinating and fun.  My daughter might complain that it gets a bit “yucky” during the battle scenes, but not more than would cause any normal fifth grade boy to yell out “cool!” as he reads through it.  In turn, the boy in my house might not appreciate the innocent crush Leonard has on Maiden Glennys, but my daughter will eat it up."
Yup, she gets it. You can read the rest of the review here.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Book Review: Vaetra Unveiled


Despite their mutual distrust, Jaylan Forester, a disgraced former member of the Imperial Guard turned mercenary, and Sulana Delano, a hard-edged Sword Sorceress from the enigmatic Archives, team up to fight a lurking evil and recover a mysterious artifact.

Along the way Jaylan learns his destiny is somehow tied to "vaetra," the power sorcerers use to alter nature, and that he’s going to have to seriously adjust his prejudice against those who practice this ancient art.

Author Daniel Marvello has successfully crafted a truly exciting story, transporting the reader to a gritty and fascinating world that feels about as real as it gets. There were no “road bumps” (typos, weak world building, uninteresting characters) to derail me as this satisfying adventure story played out like a movie in my head. 

Every aspect of this book is fully developed and loving care has been taken to get everything just right. It’s not a short book and yet I easily finished it within two days – a testament to the fact that Vaetra Unveiled is a flat out page turner. Highly Recommended