Review: Ice Cream Summer

June 29, 2015


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Ice Cream Summer By Peter Sís Scholastic Press May 2015 40 pages In a letter, Joe’s grandpa asks him what he learned this summer and promises a special trip. In the book’s narrative, Joe describes his busy summer filled with expanding his vocabulary and learning word problems, cartography, and world history. He’s even writing a […]

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Carina Press publishes digital romance novels

June 16, 2015


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Carina Press is Harlequin’s digital-first adult fiction single-title imprint, publishing first in digital, with releases in audio and print as well. Though Harlequin is mainly known as a romance publisher, Carina Press publishes a wide range of adult fiction genres. They are very interested in and publish science fiction, fantasy and mystery, as well as […]

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Review: Joshua and the Lightning Road

June 10, 2015


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Joshua and the Lightning Road By Donna Galanti Month9Books, LLC May 2015 278 pages Twelve year-old Joshua Cooper lives with his grandpa, Bo Chez. The old man likes to tell stories about Greek gods and Storm Masters. His rules are simple. Stay indoors, away from windows during lightning storms. And never touch the crystal orb […]

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The 2015 Stoneslide Story Contest

June 4, 2015


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The 2015 Stoneslide Story Contest is currently open to any previously unpublished stories that exemplify the power of narrative to make one think and feel. Ideal stories will use character, plot, description, humor, pathos, and concept to open new emotional and cognitive territory for readers. The contest is judged by the editors at Stoneslide. Word […]

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Two Coffeetown imprints accept queries in multiple genres

May 29, 2015


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Coffeetown Press publishes memoirs, literary fiction, academic nonfiction, nonfiction, and literary mysteries. Coffeetown is an approved publisher with both International Thriller Writers (ITW) and Mystery Writers of America (MWA). Most memoirs have a strong theme that appeals to a specific audience. They only consider literary fiction with a strong story and a distinctive voice. It […]

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Review: On Two and Wings

May 20, 2015


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On Two Feet and Wings By Abbas Kazerooni Skyscape October 2014 238 pages Abbas Kazerooni is only 9 years old when he is forced to flee his home and family in Iran to avoid being drafted into the military as a child soldier. Alone, he boards a plane for Istanbul, Turkey, where a family friend […]

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Review: A Dog Walks Into a Bar

May 12, 2015


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A Dog Walks Into a Bar…: Howlingly Funny Canine Comedy By Joanne O’Sullivan Illustrated by Jeff Albrecht Studios Charlesbridge April 2015 80 pages Let’s face it, dogs do funny things and make us laugh, they just can’t help themselves. A Dog Walks Into a Bar contains over 70 pages of jokes and cartoons divided into […]

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