Tuesday, March 16, 2010


So we all know it's the CHARACTERS that make us keep reading a book. Well, what if the author is also a great character??

Yeah. It's fabulous and fun and just extra-special to read those author's books.

Which is why today's new releases are so worthy of celebration:

PRINCESS FOR HIRE by Lindsey Leavitt. I adore Lindsey from her cute shoes to the funny words that pop out of her mouth. She is delightful. And of course her book is too! Desi is a character we all want to be... and maybe are someplace deep inside. She loves the old glamour of Hollywood and wears a tiara with style. Seriously, this book is awesome! Buy it. And visit Lindsey's A Very Royal Contest. Love ya, girl!

THE BODY FINDER by Kimberly Derting. While I haven't had the pleasure yet of reading this one, I know I am going to love it. Because I love Kim! And no, I haven't met Kim yet, either. But here's the kind of gal she is: she read LEAVING GEE'S BEND, and for whatever reason it spoke to her. So she went to bat for it, in a big way. Totally above and beyond. She's probably younger than I am, but dude, I so want to be as giving and generous as Kim is when I grow up. Congratulations, Kim!!!

THE REINVENTION OF EDISON THOMAS by Jacqueline Houtman. Okay, so Jacqueline is a brilliant scientist. (Seriously! phD!) And a fellow classmate in Class of 2k10. And when I read this book, I felt smart and witty and fell in love with Eddy! Having three smart boys in the house... well, this is my kind of humor. Thanks for writing this one, Jacqueline!


  1. I agree that Lindsey is one of a kind. Happy Birthday to her baby, Princess for Hire.

  2. I love how supportive you are of others in the writing community.


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