Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is a favorite Halloween story of many people in much the same way that The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol are beloved Christmas stories. Poor Ichabod Crane is picked on and bullied by Brom Bones. Ichabod wants to marry Katrina VanTassel, as much for her money as for her, but Brom wants Katrina for himself! Ichabod has a supersticious streak, and believes in all sorts of supernatural things. Brom knows this. So what happens after one Halloween feast when Ichabod, broken hearted from Katrina's break up, is headed home at midnight? Something is waiting for him in the woods! And it isn't very friendly...

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling is the exciting 3rd book in the Harry Potter series. A prisoner has escaped from the notorious and seemingly inescapable wizards' prison of Azkaban just as Harry's 3rd year at Hogwarts is beginning. If that's not bad enough, the prisoner is accusing of killing Harry's parents, and seems to be after Harry himself! What's a 13 year old wizard to do? At least this year's defense against the dark arts teacher is competent. But will Professor Lupin, the
other teachers, and his friends be able to help Harry fend off a crazed murderer? Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was first published in 1999.

Ranger's Apprentice Book 2: The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan

Ranger's Apprentice: The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan is an exciting fantasy adventure geared toward young teens, but exciting for anyone who enjoys fantasy and adventure. Halt and Will have been a great team of master and apprentice, but when Will has to go as an ambassador to the north will he be able to do what needs to be done? Especially when Lord Morgareth does something sinister and unexpected from his hide out in the Mountains of Rain and Night? The story has very little down time, and moves at a quick pace. It also has a twist at the end that will lead into the next books.
The Burning Bridge was first published in 2006.

Friday, September 10, 2021

The Slow March of Light by Heather B. Moore

The Slow March of Light by Heather B. Moore (only 5.99 right non Kindle!) is based on the true story of Bob Inama, an American soldierand Luisa Voigt, a West German woman who work to help people escape across the Berlin Wall.
Bob is glad to speak fluent German, and to use his skills to help people. But what happens when Bob is caught and sent to an East German prison? Read this exciting book to find out!
Heather Moore is a great writer who creates exciting, suspenseful stories with believable, interesting characters who are as real to me as if I knew them in real life. If you enjoy historical fiction with a gripping, fast paced plot, you will enjoy The Slow March of Light!

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Adventurers Wanted: Slathbog's Gold by M.L. Foreman

When 15 year old Alex sees a sign in the window of a cluttered bookshop advertising for adventurers to apply within, he doesn't think much of it until he looks away, looks back, and the sign has changed! Wanting to find out
what sort of mechanism changes the sign, he goes inside to ask the shop owner about it. Before he knows it, he's whisked off on an unexpected adventure, making friends with elves, dwarves, and others, and on his way to battle a dragon who's been terrorizing the countryside! While I found the story a bit predictable, and the characters somewhat one-dimentional, it is overall an enjoyable story that middle grade to YA readers would enjoy. Slathbog's Gold by M.L. Foreman was first published in 2009.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling follows the adventures of 12 year old Harry Potter and his friends during his second year at Hogwarts. Someone or something is attacking muggleborn witches and wizards and petrifying them! Even Nearly Headless Nick, a ghost, has been petrified! Who or what could do that to someone who's already dead? As Harry and his friends work to solve this mystery before someone is killed, they find themselves deeper and deeper in danger!
Will they be able to solve the mystery and defeat the heir of Slytherin before someone is killed? Read this exciting middle grade novel and find out! Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets was first published in 1999.

Monday, August 2, 2021

My Newest Book! Puppies and Portals!

I am so excited to announce that Puppies and Portals, my newest book, has just been published! And right now, the EBOOK is only 99¢! The PRINT version, for anyone interested, is 12.95. It is a middle grade time travel adventure that kids and adults who like stories about time travel with plenty of action and danger will enjoy!
After one nerve-wracking time travel escapade with her friends, Amy Yellow Horse is happy to be doing something normal. Like babysitting Leah Walquist, Jax and Ani’s little sister. But when a girl shows up at the Walquists’ house with technology that can only be from the future, Amy realizes her day isn’t going to be normal after all! Thank goodness her friend Will Taylor shows up when he does. But even together, can Amy and Will figure out how to help their new friend get back to her own time? And what should they do when the girl’s mischievous puppy plunges them all (including little Leah!) into another harrowing journey through time? And please take a look at a Sample Chapter from Puppies and Portals HERE!