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YA Cover reveal! BRICKS by John Davidson

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Today Anaiah Press is proud to present the cover reveal for John Davidson’s YA novel BRICKS!

Sixteen-year old Cori Reigns learns that not all tornadoes take you to magical places. Some take your house, your school, and life as you knew it. Struggling to put the pieces of her life back together, Cori learns to rebuild what the storm destroyed by trusting a family she didn’t know she had and by helping friends she never appreciated.

BRICKS release February 3, 2015 but you can add BRICKS on Goodreads today!

And now for the cover…

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About the Author:

Married to my bride for twenty-four years, I have an amazing son and a wonderful daughter.
Born and raised in central Oklahoma, I work in education, first as a teacher now in technology curriculum. I write. I read. And in the summer I make snow cones. Find David on Twitter @jdavidsonwrites or connect with him at his website and on Goodreads.

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Awesome MG read: OPERATION TREE ROPER is now available!

OPERATION TREE ROPER: AN EYE ABOVE 
By Robert Polk
Adventures, Anaiah Press
Twelve-year-old Declan Parker was only born with one eye, but all he seems to have trouble seeing in proper perspective is himself. All he wants is for kids to see him as normal before he starts a new school in the fall. To that end, he sets out to make money helping with his dad’s tree care business.

Unfortunately, when his dad lands in the hospital after a climbing accident, Declan’s surgery hopes are wrecked. His only hope remains in a neighbor girl and her uncle, a wounded army veteran. Can they help him save his dad’s business, or will Declan’s once-courageous drive turn into total despair?

Operation Tree Roper: An Eye Above is a well-crafted story about a strong, dauntless young man who redefines the value of self-reflection. Declan is a character you won’t be able to forget.

Welcome to your new favorite book...

Release Date: October 7, 2014
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Author Bio:
Robert Polk lives in western Nebraska where he shares his love of books and the great outdoors with his wife and seven children. He is a former school counselor, business owner, and tree climbing arborist. Robert participates in his church and local community, currently serving on several non-profit boards. 

 
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Book trailer reveal for OPERATION TREE ROPER!

Anaiah Press is revealing the trailer for OPERATION TREE ROPER: AN EYE ABOVE by Robert Polk today and we have it here on the blog!

Blurb:

Twelve-year-old Declan Parker was born with only one eye, but all he seems to have trouble seeing in proper perspective is himself.  All he wants is for kids to see him as normal before he starts a new school in the fall. To that end, he sets out to make money helping with his dad’s tree care business.

Unfortunately, when his dad lands in the hospital after a climbing accident, Declan’s surgery hopes are wrecked. His only hope remains in a neighbor girl and her uncle, a wounded army veteran. Can they help him save his dad’s business, or will Declan’s once-courageous drive turn into total despair?

Operation Tree Roper: An Eye Above is a well-crafted story about a strong, dauntless young man who redefines the value of self-reflection. Declan is a character you won’t be able to forget.

Welcome to your new favorite book…
Release Date:
October 7, 2014
Book Links:
Anaiah Press: www.anaiahpress.com

Author Bio:

 Robert Polk lives in western Nebraska where he shares his love of books and the great outdoors with his wife and seven children. He is a former school counselor, business owner, and tree climbing arborist. Robert participates in his church and local community, currently serving on several non-profit boards.
Author Links:
Website: www.stmercy.com

Cover Reveal: Tess in Boots by Courtney Rice Gager

Love love love this cover. I want the dress AND the boots!

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Tess in Boots by Courtney Rice Gager

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Blurb:

Tess Dougherty plans every aspect of her life right down to the last detail. But she doesn’t plan on running her boyfriend off by bringing up the topic of marriage before he’s ready. And she doesn’t plan to lose her job on the day she’s set to receive a huge promotion. So when her perfect world unravels, Tess makes a new plan: disappear.

Tess packs her bags and leaves her city apartment for a remote vineyard in North Carolina. At first, she’s put off by the slow pace of small-town life in the South. She’s especially irritated by Thatcher, the vineyard’s smart-mouth, dimple-faced farmhand. But she soon begins to appreciate the area’s charm, and Thatcher’s charm, too. She even swaps her trademark heels for a pair of cowboy boots. As Tess spends more time getting to know Thatcher, she finds…

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“Mini” Fiction Friday

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I’ve been meaning to start a regular series for awhile, and I’d like to try out something I’ve always wanted to do. We’ve all seen those pictures frames at Target and Kohl’s–the ones with stock photos of family and friends. Or even random pictures from magazines. I’ve always wondered about the secrets behind these families and scenes. Who are they, and what are they thinking? What’s the story behind the picture?

A few Fridays per month, I will select at random a Shutterstock photo featuring tweens, and that will be my inspiration to write a random scene from their life–a quick piece of flash fiction, or as I like to call it, “mini” fiction.

Here’s today’s first installment. Whether you’re a middle grader or one who loves reading middle grade fiction, I hope you enjoy. ;)

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It was only an hour into Keyla’s sleepover and already two terrible things had happened. One: Keyla decided she was going to be a vegetarian that day and we would all have tofu burgers for dinner instead of CrazyCrust Pizza (which I’d been looking forward to since breakfast). Two: Keyla and Mallory’s fingers were moving as fast as hummingbird wings on their iPhone keyboards. I know they say they’re not texting about me…but why do they keep laughing so hard? I casually glanced over my shoulder and did two things. One: Armpit sniff test. Two: Look away so I don’t cry.

Suddenly everything about me feels wrong. My black fingernails, so painstakingly painted using the back of Mom’s June 2012 Redbook, feel too fierce. Spring is finally here, and with that the shell I’ve been carrying all winter is exposed. My dark, bulky clothes, dark fingernails, and dull hair suddenly feel wrong. Like a wolf running through a flowerbed. They say that people who think a lot never truly feel happy, but just for once I’d like to feel like my friends are on my side. Instead of worrying they’re sending a group MMS to everyone in school making fun of my shorts.

A bee flies near us.

“Eeeek!” Kayla screeches as she slams her phone down on the picnic table and runs away with Mallory, never glancing back at me to make sure I haven’t been stung to death.

I casually pick up Keyla’s phone and catch it before it goes idle. My heart pounding, I click the green Messages icon. Sure enough, there’s a group MMS at the top with all of our other friends. I look up guiltily, but Kayla and Mallory have sprinted to the side of the building.

Should I read the text? Can I even handle what’s written there, if I did want to look?

The screen goes idle before I decide anything, and then suddenly I’m on the wrong side of the password. I couldn’t get into Keyla’s phone even if I wanted to. Keyla shrieks again, and I kick off my flip-flops and follow the sounds. The spring grass is wet and cool under my foot. I run back to my non-digital life—the one with green grass and laughs that can never entirely be figured out in a string of text messages.

A life that keeps me guessing.

“Where I Write” Series: Guest Post by Jennifer Novotney

How to Create a Great Work Area for Inspiration

Today’s guest post and second installment in the “Where I Write” series is from Jennifer Novotney, the author of the YA book WINTER IN THE SOUL. She was born in Burbank, California and lived in Los Angeles for most of her life until settling in North Eastern Pennsylvania with her husband and daughter. She attended California State University, earning a bachelors degree in journalism, and Northern Arizona University, earning a masters degree in English. After college, she spent several years writing and teaching, including at Pennsylvania State University.

Website: www.jennifernovotney.com

Where is your favorite place to write?

My favorite place to write is at my dining room table. I have a corner sectioned off near the window where I keep my laptop, chair, and notebooks. Since I am a mom, it can be challenging to find a quiet space to write. This particular seat is facing away from the television and other distracting things in my home. There are windows to my left and directly in front of me. I normally always choose a spot near windows to write. There is something about looking out a window that sets my imagination on fire.

Jennifer-writingspace What’s special about this spot?

I’ve tried to write in several spaces in my home, but I’ve always come back to this one. It’s kind of a special place because, in addition to the window to my left and front, there is a skylight right above my head. I feel light shining on me from all directions. I love the bright light in this spot. It keeps me focused and positive when I’m writing. Also, when I am ruminating on an idea and pause, I can look out the window at the bountiful nature that living in the mountains of northeast Pennsylvania provides. It can be quite spectacular depending on the season. The fall is full of gorgeous colors and the winter holds it’s own beauty with the snow and leafless trees. I think this is partly what inspired such a heavy nature theme in my book, Winter in the Soul.

 

What projects are you working on at the moment?

I’ve written a lot this year, probably more than I ever have in my life. This was the year that I set out to get a novel published and I did just that. My newest project I’ve recently completed is another young adult novel. I have some ideas for an inspirational nonfiction piece that I’d like to start next month, but depending on what I publish next, that might have to wait. I’m constantly working on different projects and I often like to let a manuscript sit for a while after I’m done with it and go back to it a few months later. Since I’ve done so much writing this year, that’s kind of where I’m at right now. I’m looking at what I’ve written and beginning to write sequels. My next new fiction project will be the sequel to Winter in the Soul.

 

About WINTER IN THE SOUL:

In a world divided by power and greed, seventeen-year-old Lilika harbors an intense desire to return to Winter in the Soul, the place her family left to escape the darkness that was manifesting from a coldness of the soul.

When she meets Talon, their connection is evident right from the start, and together they travel through the Black Kingdom to recover Lilika’s stolen locket. And in search of an answer to the mystery behind Winter in the Soul.

Lilika holds the key to stopping the darkness from spreading. The fate of their world lies in her hands. Will she stop the Black Kingdom before its darkness overtakes them all, or will they succumb to the darkness that is spreading across the land?

Release Date: Available now!

 

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20869515-winter-in-the-soul

Purchase your copy at Amazon: http://amzn.com/B00LT8DMV6

Cover Reveal: Revenge by Paula Rose

my friend Paula has a gorgeous cover for her upcoming book! Just look into the eyes the cover girl…you KNOW she’s out for revenge!!

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Revenge by Paula Rose
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Blurb:

As a job coach, it’s up to Olivia Foster to ensure her clients work in a safe environment, understand their positions, and serve their employer’s mission. The death of her brother drives her career choice, and she loves her job. It remains her only focus until one of her autistic clients goes missing. Then Olivia’s employer ends her position and adds her to the suspect list, but she makes plans to bring the missing young man home. Meanwhile, Detective Lt. Phillip Landon is deep into second-guessing his career choice, but his well-honed instincts see major flaws inside this missing person’s case. Surprising contacts, mysterious happenings, and threats can turn deadly. Can he keep Olivia safe, protect his heart, remove the job coach from someone’s target list, and adopt a faith he never knew all while adjusting to the new lives of his old family?

Release Date: December 16, 2014

Add it to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22735988-revenge

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Liberty Belle ARC Giveaway

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We’re giving away an ARC ecopy of Liberty Belle by Emily Ungar, today only! The first three people to tweet using the #AnaiahGiveaway hashtag will receive one (1) ARC of Liberty Belle by Emily Ungar. Don’t forget to use the hashtag #AnaiahGiveaway!

Rules:

  • One tweet per person, duplicate tweets will be ignored

  • Open to residents of the continental U.S. only

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to win

  • One recipient per mailing/email address, duplicate winners will be considered void and a new winner will be chosen.

Liberty Belle Teaser

Liberty Belle will be released on August 12. If you’d like to participate in the Liberty Belle blog tour, please complete the form HERE.

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Cover reveal day for MG author Robert Polk!!

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IT’S REVEAL DAY for upcoming MIDDLE GRADE BOOK!

I am so pleased to feature the cover reveal day of fellow middle grade author Robert Polk! Robert and I became friends at Twitter, and to my delight, a few months later he signed with Anaiah Press to publish his middle grade book, OPERATION TREE ROPER: AN EYE ABOVE.

I loved what the folks at Anaiah did for my own MG cover, and I knew they would do a fabulous job creating Robert’s as well. Of course, the cover is perfectly beautiful, mysterious, and engaging!!

So without further ado….

here it is………

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Isn’t it gorgeous? But even more special than the beautiful cover is the touching story behind it. Read the synopsis below, and the interview with Robert on the Anaiah Press blog should NOT be missed.

About the Book:

Twelve-year-old Declan Parker was born with only one eye, but all he seems to have trouble seeing in proper perspective is himself. All he wants is for kids to see him as normal before he starts a new school in the fall. To that end, he sets out to make money helping with his dad’s tree care business.

Unfortunately, when his dad lands in the hospital after a climbing accident, Declan’s surgery hopes are wrecked. His only hope remains in a neighbor girl and her uncle, a wounded army veteran. Can they help him save his dad’s business, or will Declan’s once-courageous drive turn into total despair?

Operation Tree Roper: An Eye Above is a well-crafted story about a strong, dauntless young man who redefines the value of self-reflection. Declan is a character you won’t be able to forget.

Book Links:

Add it to Goodreads!  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22388584-tree-roper

Anaiah Press: www.anaiahpress.com

Release DATE:

October 7, 2014

About Robert:

Robert Polk lives in western Nebraska where he shares his love of books and the great outdoors with his wife and seven children. He is a former school counselor, business owner, and tree climbing arborist. Robert participates in his church and local community, currently serving on several non-profit boards.

Author Links:

Website: www.stmercy.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/RobertPolk2

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8286827.Robert_Polk

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