It's okay not to be happy and joyful or even silly all the time. It's okay to want to curl up in a ball and cry. It's okay to be you. So, if you want to stay home, read a book, and eat chocolate, go for it. Be true to you. And if anyone tries to give you slack about it, tell them Kim told me it's okay.
Wishing you hugs and peace and hours to read,
As a thank you to all my faithful fans and friends, I'm offering AND THEN HE for $.99 until Tuesday, December 26th. That's a STEAL! After the 26th, it will be $1.99 until the 29th...Be sure to grab your copy of AND THEN HE today, so you're ready to cuddle up on the 26th. Let's get it on the best sellers list!
AND THEN HE, A Psychological Thriller
A night of innocent flirting with a handsome stranger turns into a nightmare Tiffani can’t escape.
From a 5 Star Review on Amazon:
All I can say is WOW
I have never read anything by this Author and I was stunned by how good AND THEN HE is. It is very dark a woman's worst nightmare brought to life. I very seldom rate a book 5 star. It must really touch me emotionally.
Dear Alison and friends,It's that time of year again...Time for the New Adult Scavenger Hunt!!!!!
Welcome to the New Adult
Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was inspired as a way to give
readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite
authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! **KIM BONUS: I included my own RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY at the bottom. Don't forget to enter to win some free books!! At this hunt, you not only get
access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt.
Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive
one book from each author on the hunt in my team!But play fast:
this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online
for 96 hours! Go to theNew Adult Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are TWO contests going on simultaneously, and you can
enter one or all! I am a part of the Green Team–but there
is also a Blue Team for a ch…
We had fun with Bomi Park's gorgeous FIRST SNOW last week. We used the book as a mentor text to explore personal narratives and poetry. We also explored watercolor resist techniques. (We also made a mess-- which is kind of my modus operandi during writing workshop. Sorry, Kelley!)
I used the sentence starter from the jacket copy: Look up. One flake falls, then another. And just like that—it's __ __ __ __ __ __ __ .
The kids worked cooperatively at their table groups to discuss what word might fill in the blank. I love hearing them chat. "Well it is a snowflake because 'one flake'." Followed by: "No. It has seven letters, snowflake has nine." And: "It is an action. A-- what's that called-- a verb because it is something falling." Eventually we filled in the blank by using spelling clues to check our thinking, which might not sound like a whole lot of fun, but spelling is awesome and totall…
I am happy to hear that you are feeling better (Baby too.) You and I find common ground in our young adult, even adult, book recommendations. I typically leave Donna to send us recommendations about terrific Middle Grade novels. But, boy oh boy, do I have one for you today.
I need to keep up with the best in Middle Grade fiction in order to engage my small literature group of amazing readers that I meet with at our local elementary school. This school year we've already read Kathy Erskine's Mockingbird and R.J. Palacio's Wonder. Currently we are enjoying Kwame Alexander's The Crossover. When we finish Alexander's novel-in-verse, our next pick is PAX.
I could write a love song about this book.
Hey, that's not a bad idea. The kids might enjoy writing a song about the love between Peter and Pax.
Peter and Pax were best friends. Peter, age twelve, needed a friend like Pax to rise from the lose of his mother. And Pax, well Pax needed Peter too. Pet…