Mark Holtzen grew up near Portland, Oregon. He enjoys cycling, eating popcorn, and air drumming. He spends much of his time absorbing great storytelling in all forms. An elementary school ... Read full author bio >
"Readers in the Pacific Northwest will especially appreciate this novel, while a dash of suspense and adventure give it a broader appeal.
Clarity, engaging characters, and a surprise or two make for a delightful tale for young readers."
BRUCE DUNN was born in 1959 at Euclid, Ohio, near Cleveland, of Anglo-Scots and German ancestry. He grew up in Willowick. His parents, Robert, an engineer, and his mother, Jean ... Read full author bio >
"...poignancy at a depth deeper than that of most children’s books."
Cidney Swanson is a full-time writer of Young Adult Sci-Fi and Fantasy including The Ripple Trilogy and The Saving Mars Series. SAVING MARS was named to Kirkus Reviews’ Best of ... Read full author bio >
"A sci-fi novel that soars along with a teenage heroine whose imperfections help make her believable and endearing."
Award winning young reader author Anne Hambleton is a lifelong horsewoman and retired amateur steeplechase jockey. She actively trains and competes former racehorses for sport careers in three-phase-eventing and show ... Read full author bio >
"Lifelong equestrian Hambleton makes an impressive outing as a first-time author of juvenile fiction, weaving her knowledge and love of horses, horsemanship and the world of competitive racing into a moving narrative that will keep fellow horse-loving readers of any age enthralled."
L. L. Eadie is passionate about writing and reading - especially for young adults. Before she was published her works earned her Florida Writers' Association's Royal Palm Literary Awards. She ... Read full author bio >
An insightful but also fun tale about a young celebrity taking charge of her life."
Valentine D’Arcy Sheldon received a BA in Creative Writing from Hamilton College, a Master’s degree from the Tisch School of the Arts and attended the Rhode Island School ... Read full author bio >
"The gorgeous illustrations of Santa, Mrs. Claus, their dog, Blazer, and the pointy hatted elves will make older readers pore over the details, and young readers will be delighted by the story. A promising debut that families that celebrate Christmas will likely enjoy."
Daryl is an author (14 children’s picture books and two children's novels)/singer/songwriter/actor and premier educational performer. In 2012 he released his first children’s novel ... Read full author bio >
"Always sincere, occasionally shocking, this tale is required reading for kids and parents."
Kenneth G. Bennett is the author of the young adult novels THE GAIA WARS and BATTLE FOR CASCADIA, as well the new paranormal thriller, EXODUS 2022, scheduled for publication in ... Read full author bio >
"A solid first entry of a promising, imaginative new young-adult fantasy series featuring a well-crafted character."
Barry Wiley’s latest book, The Thought Reader Craze, from McFarland won the 2013 Christopher Literary Award. It is the story of the almost desperate search by scientists, academics and ... Read full author bio >
"Kyame is a girl who seems ready for her dragon tattoo -- and two more installments are promised in a proposed Piddington trilogy. Wiley deftly renders the period atmosphere, attitudes, action and dialogue, and Kyame could develop a loyal following of readers of all ages and sexes ... one looks forward ... to whatever Wiley plans to do with the heroine next.
A magical concept and a miraculous heroine keep the pages turning in a YA adventure-fiction that feels like two different books fused together at mid-point -- the second half far more violent and grim than the first"
Dr. Garry Rogers is a research scientist and advocate for wildlife. He writes science fiction adventures set on an Earth where all animals are intelligent. Before turning to full-time writing ... Read full author bio >
"A beautifully written YA novel that will captivate environmentalists and sci-fi fans of all ages."
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