Book Review · Great Reads · Middle Grade fiction

What am I reading: This Totally Bites! by Ruth Ames

  Twelve-year-old Emma-Rose Paley has always felt different from her bubbly, outgoing parents. Unlike them, Emma-Rose has pale skin and jet-black hair, is quiet and moody, and prefers gray weather to sunshine. She also hates the taste of garlic, has very sharp incisors, and loves rare burgers. When Emma-Rose uncovers a dark family secret, she… Continue reading What am I reading: This Totally Bites! by Ruth Ames

Book Review · Great Reads · Middle Grade fiction

What am I reading: At First Bite by Ruth Ames

  Ashlee Lambert, the queen bee from This Totally Bites!, is back in her own book! Ashlee’s family has moved from New York to L.A., which she is not happy about. Having to make a new group of friends is bad enough, but Ashlee also has to deal with the fact that she’s a vampire!… Continue reading What am I reading: At First Bite by Ruth Ames

Book Review · Great Reads · Middle Grade fiction

What am I reading: Fairy Chase by Debbie Dadey

Mermaids… and Fairies! Who could ask for more than that!   With the help of her fintastic friends, Echo investigates whether or not fairies really DO exist in this sparkling Mermaid Tales adventure. Echo is excited when her Aunt Crabella and Uncle Leopold visit, especially since Aunt Crabella always has amazing stories about all of… Continue reading What am I reading: Fairy Chase by Debbie Dadey

Book Review · Great Reads · Middle Grade fiction

What am I reading: Books vs. Looks by Debbie Dadey

I choose books, every time! Looks fade, but books are forever! Kiki wants to start a book club, but Pearl tries to steal the spotlight with a rival fashion club in this sparkling Mermaid Tales adventure.  Kiki misses her brother, Yuta, who lives on the other side of the ocean. To help keep in touch,… Continue reading What am I reading: Books vs. Looks by Debbie Dadey

Book Review · Great Reads · Middle Grade fiction

What am I reading: A Tale of Two Sisters by Debbie Dadey

  Echo is thrilled to find a human object in this Mermaid Tales adventure, but will sibling rivalry keep her from appreciating her prize? Echo is dogfish tired of having to share everything with her bossy big sister, Crystal. So she’s extra excited when she stumbles upon a shiny human object near her shell. Finally,… Continue reading What am I reading: A Tale of Two Sisters by Debbie Dadey

Book Review · Great Reads · Middle Grade fiction

What am I reading: Dream of the Blue Turtle by Debbie Dadey

  Kiki Coral can see the future—can she save a friend from his dangerous fate?  Kiki Coral has an amazing gift: she can see the future. She doesn’t have visions very often, but they are always surprising! When Kiki sees a vision of her classmate Rocky Ridge coming face-to-frightening-face with a gigantic leatherback turtle, she… Continue reading What am I reading: Dream of the Blue Turtle by Debbie Dadey

Book Review · Great Reads · Middle Grade fiction

What am I reading: The Secret Sea Horse by Debbie Dadey

  Echo Reef loves sea horses so much, she wants one for a pet…no matter what! Of all the creatures in the ocean, sea horses are Echo Reef’s favorite. They’re sweet and gentle and they glide through the water so gracefully. When Echo discovers that Rocky Ridge, one of her Trident Academy classmates, has his… Continue reading What am I reading: The Secret Sea Horse by Debbie Dadey

Book Review · Great Reads · Middle Grade fiction

What am I reading: A Whale of a Tale by Debbie Dadey

Mom’s second year of SOKY and my fourth time meeting Debbie Dadey!   In this sparkling Mermaid Tales adventure, can Kiki overcome her fears and enjoy her first-ever trip to the ocean’s surface?  The third graders at Trident Academy are traveling to the surface of the ocean for the first time ever for a “hugely”… Continue reading What am I reading: A Whale of a Tale by Debbie Dadey

Book Review · Great Reads · Middle Grade fiction

What am I reading: Ready, Set, Goal by Debbie Dadey

“Ready, set, READ!” is what Debbie Dadey wrote on the inside of my book! Shelly Siren and Trident Academy’s Shell Wars team travel to the city of Atlantis for the championship game in this sparkling Mermaid Tales adventure. Shelly Siren loves playing on Trident Academy’s Shell Wars team. But is she ready to compete in… Continue reading What am I reading: Ready, Set, Goal by Debbie Dadey

NEWS · Writing · YA lit

Excited to join Mom and Grandma at author events this year.

  I am thrilled to be joining my mother; JC Morrows and my grandmother; Naomi Miller at several author events this year – including my mother’s exciting workshop on Children’s Day of the Southern Kentucky Bookfest!   No, I won’t have my own books at every single one, but I will be taking pre-orders for… Continue reading Excited to join Mom and Grandma at author events this year.