Tag Archives: female protagonists

MONA LISA’S GHOST

Mona Lisa. The name alone brings images to mind of the iconic painting. This second story in the fantasy/sci-fi Lucy Nightingale Adventure Series capitalizes on the aura surrounding the artistic masterpiece. Book one, The Crystal Navigator,  (2014) also has a … Continue reading

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PHOEBE’S HERON

The Great Blue Heron is an elegant and peaceful creature. The same can be said for PHOEBE’S HERON, a new book set in 1900 Denver and the mountains to the west. Young Phoebe is a girl with many worries. Her … Continue reading

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SNOW LANE

IT”S ANOTHER MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY! Are more PG-13 type words creeping into Middle Grade books? I believe so. Except for the big F-bomb, I’ve seen just about ever other swear word in stories for 8-13 year-olds the past year. … Continue reading

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ODDITY

This just in from the New Mexico Department of Tourism: Oddity is a work of fiction. You will not find blurmonsters, zombie rabbits, or aliens in our fine state (well, that last one is up for debate). Mannequins are no … Continue reading

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JUST LIKE JACKIE

IT’S MARVELOUS MIDDLE GRADE MONDAY The underpinning of this new novel is family and that’s a good thing. Life rarely gives us a perfect one and there are many families in this story to prove my point. Tough to the … Continue reading

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INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS

It’s Marvelous Middle Grade Monday! Take an armless girl, a boy with Tourette’s who barks a lot, and another boy who is overweight and you have a story that is both funny and memorable. Aven, Connor, and Zion are the … Continue reading

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GREETINGS FROM WITNESS PROTECTION!

Today’s bonus review is a cover that grabbed be from the get go: The book jacket blurb had me anxious to immerse myself in the story: The marshals are looking for the perfect girl to join a mother, father, and … Continue reading

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