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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Sizzling Cover Reveal: THE BOY WHO LOVED FIRE by Julie Musil

I LOVE - LOVE - LOVE it when talented storytellers like Julie Musil let their stories take flight on the indie winds. You will want to stay tuned for her launch date.

THE BOY WHO LOVED FIRE is a gripping story.

A story as riveting as this one is deserves an equally riveting cover.

Mission accomplished. 

Genre: Contemporary YA with a splash of ghosts 

Manny O’Donnell revels in his status at the top of his high school food chain. He and his friends party in the mountains on a blustery night, sharing liquor and lame ghost stories around a campfire. The next morning, as a wild fire rages in those same mountains, Manny experiences doubt. He was the last of the drunken crew to leave the cave, and he’s uncertain if he extinguished the flames. Within hours, he becomes the number one arson suspect.

Santa Ana winds + matches = disaster. You’d think he would've learned that the first time he started a fire.

As he evades a determined arson investigator, Manny, a modern-day Scrooge, is visited by ghosts of the past, present, and future. He’s forced to witness the fate of his inadvertent victims, including Abigail, the scarred beauty who softens his heart. Manny must choose between turning around his callous, self-centered attitude, or protecting his own skin at the expense of anyone who gets in his way.

Julie Musil is the author of YA fiction. As the mother of three teen boys, she’s immersed in teen speak, drama, and gym socks. She loves to chat--just ask her Super Supportive Hubby, the guy with the glazed eyes. Connect with Julie on Facebook, Twitter, or her blog

Monday, October 14, 2013

View From the 5th Grade Trenches:October 2013: Supa-cool Kids Reading List

Leslie is posting? 


It is not an illusion. This is a new post.

I hope no one dropped their laptop from shock when 
they saw this post.

Don't get excited. It's a quicky.

I found this supa-cool link with supa-cool books for kids to read. Interesting to browse from both my teacher and writer perspectives.

It's from NPR - Do you think me classy and erudite?


Coming Soon:
Just what is all this Common Core hoopla?