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Tag! I’m It in the Writing Process Blog Tour

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I know. I never blog anymore. But Karen Krossing asked me to, so of course I must because Karen is one of my favorite people. Karen has tagged me in the Writing Process Blog Tour, a fun way to connect with other authors and learn about how they create. Karen writes novels and short stories for kids and teens, including Bog, Cut the Lights, The Yo-Yo Prophet, Pure, Take the Stairs, The Castle Key, “Profanity,” and “Dragon’s Breath.” Her YA novel, Punch Like a Girl, will be published by Orca Books in Spring 2015. My favorite book of Karen’s is Bog, which I...

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My Interview with BOG author Karen Krossing

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My Interview with BOG author Karen Krossing

Today my interview with Karen Krossing posted on the Enchanted Inkpot blog.  Karen’s written an amazing book called BOG, a middle-grade fantasy about a grouchy troll on a great quest.  I liked so much that I blurbed it, which I hardly ever do. Here’s an excerpt from today’s interview: BOG took ten years to conceive, write and publish, and it certainly was a labour of love. I stopped writing BOG several times during those years because the story needed more time to mature. Some books just take longer to develop in the writer’s subconscious, I think. So I researched my...

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“Readers will feel the chill of the frost and smell the crackling bonfires.”

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“Readers will feel the chill of the frost and smell the crackling bonfires.”

School Library Journal (starred review).

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Book Trailer for Witchlanders

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Book Trailer for Witchlanders

High in their mountain covens, red witches pray to the Goddess, protecting the Witchlands by throwing the bones and foretelling the future…

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Witchlanders

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Published by Atheneum (S&S), Fall 2011 Hardcover, 400 pages ISBN-10: 1442420049 ISBN-13: 9781442420045 Grades: 7 and up x High in their mountain covens, red witches pray to the Goddess, protecting the Witchlands by throwing the bones and foretelling the future. It’s all a fake.   At least, that’s what Ryder thinks. He doubts the witches really deserve their tithes—one quarter of all the crops his village can produce. And even if they can predict the future, what danger is there to foretell, now that his people’s old enemy, the Baen, has been defeated?   But when a...

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