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COVER REVEAL: STARR LOST, Book Two of the Starr Fall Series by Kim Briggs

Dear Alison, Today I get to reveal the cover of Starr Lost, Book Two of the Starr Fall Series with Inkspell Publishing . Najla Qamber Designs  has done it AGAIN. I've shared pre-order buy links, and I want the world to meet Di because she is freaking amazing. She's an ass kicking Goth--what's not to love? Heeeeeerrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeee's Starr Lost!! Starr Lost Book Two of the Starr Fall Series By Kim Briggs ISBN: 978-0-9976212-9-7 GORGEOUS RIGHT?!?! I am sooooooo in love with it! Here's the Buy Links. Pre-order so you don't miss Book Two.  BUY LINKS: Amazon: Kobo: What's Starr Lost about? Well, here's the blurb: A Starr falls, and a family is found. On the run from the Organization, Starr and Christian find safety on the Qualla Boundary with their friends, Ben and Coda, but Starr needs answers. She owes her dear dead frie


Dear Alison,  I'm still in the afterglow from Starr Fall's Book Launch on Sunday. My family and friends gathered at Mountaintop Lodge for an afternoon celebration. First, I had a surprise guest. Actually, it was really a surprise because I didn't have my glasses on and I was like, "Oh, someone's early for my party." Then I put on my glasses, and it was DONNA BOOCK all the way from FLORIDA.  Donna surprised me!! We cried. Well, I cried!! So many special things happened Sunday. One of them was your speech. You made me all weepy--I'm glad I went first because I almost didn't get through my speech without all your praises swirling around my brain! (Being called a Bull is a praise, right?) Sunday allowed my universes to collide. Here are my BFFs all wrapped up in a hug--Do you see my tentacles wrapping around and reaching out to all my people? KIM'S UNIVERSE IN ONE PLACE! Lorraine, Alison, Kim, Donna, and Jen Isabel Bandeira

TRUTH: Writing Your True Life in Fiction

Dear Kim, This past weekend at the Foundation we had Harold Underdown and Jo Knowles on faculty with many guests (Lindsay Barrett George and Marcus Emerson to name a few). Friends came from all over the country as well as three writers visiting from across the globe. Because we writers are alone so often, it was the first time since the election that many of us had gathered person-to-person. I'll be honest, dinner the first night was somber, yet tense. Jo Knowles was our first speaker that night. Tough job.  Only Jo found a way to bring us together. She spoke about finding TRUTH in what we write for children and teens. She asked: "How can I [as a writer] disrupt the universe?" That phrase: disrupt the universe . It seemed like that phrase acknowledged what so many were feeling and then, more importantly, gave us the words to describe what must happen next. We must disrupt the universe. As the weekend went on we heard more about the power of children's boo