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BOOK REVIEW: I Am Sleepless, Sim 299

  SIM 299 (I AM SLEEPLESS) - REVIEW (SPOILER-FREE)  "A rush of power filled his body. He opened his eyes and saw his skin flash..." -Sim 299, I Am Sleepless Review Format:  Up to 40 points are possible.          Quote  Cover - 5 pts  "You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge its cover." Intro - 5 pts  "The journey of 1000 pages hopefully starts with a good one." Main Story - 15 pts  "What's a sandwich without the ham?"  Ending - 5 pts  "Out with a bang? Or 'I just found some new kindling!'" Grammar 5 pts  "Let's eat Grandma! vs. Let's eat, Grandma!" (grammar saves lives) Creativity 5 pts  "Hairy Pawter and the Wizard's Rock!"  Note for Parents 35-40 points =  Must Read! 30-34 points = Amazing 25-29 points = Great 20-24 points = Good 10-19 points = Pass 0-9 points = Nope! COVER Okay, this cover is just BEAUTIFUL! I love everything about it. I love the color scheme and the port

BOOK REVIEW: Starfish

  STARFISH - REVIEW (SPOILER-FREE) "“I'm a starfish, taking up all the room I want.”  -Lisa Fipps, Starfish  Review Format:  Up to 40 points are possible.          Quote  Cover - 5 pts  "You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge its cover." Main Story - 25 pts  "What's a sandwich without the ham?"  Grammar 5 pts  "Let's eat Grandma! vs. Let's eat, Grandma!" (Grammar saves lives.) Creativity 5 pts  "Hairy Pawter and the Wizard's Rock!"  A Note for Parents 35-40 points =  Must Read! 30-34 points = Amazing 25-29 points = Great 20-24 points = Good 10-19 points = Pass 0-9 points = Nope! COVER This cover is stunning. I think it is perfect as is! It fits the story, highlighting the most important themes, and features bright, beautiful, shameless colors!  The title "Starfish" and accompanying image are related to the major theme of the book. The cover and book make me happy just thinking about them!  5/

First Year In Review

 It's been a wonderful first year of authoring. I've felt such an outpouring of love and support. Thank you so much to my readers!  It's hard for me to believe, but over the past year, I've officially published 7 books! Three are children's picture books, and four are chapter books or novellas. Three are for children under the age of 5, three are for middle-grade readers (ages 7 to 12), and one is a young adult novella. This post features each book in chronological order of when they were published. So far, my chapter books and novella have only received five star reviews. It's so surreal, and I'm so grateful to be on this journey!  After becoming a mother and choosing to stay home, I searched for an outlet of some kind to help me have balance in life. I'm so grateful to feel like I've finally found my groove! Being a stay-home mother while also writing, designing, formatting, and publishing books has given me the balance I was craving.  Here is some

BOOK REVIEW: The Simple Art of Flying

  THE SIMPLE ART OF FLYING - REVIEW (SPOILER-FREE)   Review Format:  (Created by my unpaid minion—whoops, business partner—Seth!)  Up to 40 points are possible. Cover - 5 pts  "You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge its cover." Intro - 5 pts  "The journey of 1000 pages hopefully starts with a good one." Main Story - 15 pts  "What's a sandwich without the ham?"  Ending - 5 pts  "Out with a bang? Or 'I just found some new kindling!'" Grammar 5 pts  "Let's eat Grandma! vs. Let's eat, Grandma!" (grammar saves lives) Creativity 5 pts  "Hairy Pawter and the Wizard's Rock!"  35-40 points =  Must Read! 30-34 points = Amazing 25-29 points = Great 20-24 points = Good 10-19 points = Pass 0-9 points = Nope! COVER  This cover is just beautiful! Like Seth says, "You can't judge a book by its cover, but you can judge its cover." Actually, in all honesty, I judge books by their covers.

Anelthalien by HA Pruitt: Book Tour

Anelthalien Book Tour  Today I'm excited to feature a YA Christian fantasy book by fellow author, HA Pruitt.  Anelthalien is in Utah! Can you see the Utah mountains in the background? If you look closely at the photo below, you’ll see a playground on either side of Anelthalien. You might also notice that my copy of Anelthalien is a bit worn! There’s even tape on a few of the corners. Why? Because this book traveled with me all over the place! It was always in my purse. When the kids fell asleep in the car, I’d pull it out and start to read. I’d read it at the playground. I’d read it wherever I happened to be when one of those precious moments of free time popped up.  Before reading it, I always heard “Have you ever wanted something different? Anelthalien is waiting.” When I read it, I realized how perfect that description is of this book. It is different. It transports you to a place you never could have imagined. And somehow through this foreign land and these 4 average-seeming te

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