Meet Hazel and Augustus, two teens trying to navigate life, love, and the realities of cancer. While that is a watered down description, and sounds a bit like a “that’s been done before” type of book, I encourage you to give TFIOS a chance. Continue reading →
Tip to self: when packing for the next Realm Makers conference, bring an extra suitcase.
One of the most exciting items in the 2013 Realm Makers schedule of events was the joint book signing. Attendees had the opportunity to purchase books by their fellow participants or workshop presenters, then interact with these authors and have their books signed.
For some of us, this presented quite the fan moment. (I even have pictures with several literary stars.)
For a peak inside my literary treasure chest, a little insight into some of the topics covered at the conference, and a book review preview… Continue reading →
In early July, I read Angel Eyes, the first volume in a series by Shannon Dittemore. I had seen its description on several occasions, but passed it by, because I don’t normally read “angel” books. Its sequel, however, was recently nominated for the Clive Staples Award, honoring Christian speculative fiction. So, I thought I’d give it a try. I was pleasantly surprised. Continue reading →
I recently read Raising Dragons by Bryan Davis. This first volume in the bestselling Dragons in our Midst series blends elements of fantasy with normal, teenage high school experiences, all presented from a Christian worldview.