Monthly Archives: March 2019

I LOVE this creative #bookface that @tulsalibrary made with HUNTED. (beaming)

I LOVE this creative #bookface that @tulsalibrary made with HUNTED. (beaming) I had thought that readers wouldn’t be able to do #bookface with my books because they don’t have faces, but @tulsalibrary was so creative, smart, and playful about it!
Via @tulsalibrary – How’s this for a #bookface on this dreary Friday? Featuring YA novel ‘Hunted’ by @cherylrainfield

#bookstagram #YAlit #YAbooks
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #yafantasy #yafantasybooks Continue reading

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My March #Uppercase box arrived

My March #Uppercase box arrived, thanks to the generosity of Lynn Postlewait, and it looks fun! I love getting a signed hardcover YA novel in the mail and book goodies! This shipment included Rayne & Delilah’s Midnight Matinee by Jeff Zentner that is recommended by Rainbow Rowell, an Obstinate Headstrong Girl necklace, and bookish, writerly nail wraps that look like they are on lined paper which I think is adorable. Bookish fun! I read the first page and it pulled me in, always a good sign.

#Uppercase #yabooksubscription #raynesanddelilahsmidnightmatinee #jeffzentner #bookstagram
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#YAlit readers – check out this book & bookswag giveaway by author NJ Simmonds on Twitter.

#YAlit readers – check out this book & bookswag giveaway by author @njsimmonds_author on Twitter. It’s open internationally!

Via @njsimmonds_author ✨GIVE AWAY TIME✨

Follow me on Twitter at @njsimmondsTPK for the chance to get your hands on an exclusive signed ARC of #thepathkeeper, ‘A Reader Lives a Thousand Lives’ pin, feather bookmark & a pot of amethyst crystals with special message simply FOLLOW ME and RT.

Winner picked 28 March to celebrate 2 months til release date! Open international. Please share 💜💜💜 https://t.co/rNSpzKRHNs

Don’t be fooled by the pretty spiritual vibe though – THE PATH KEEPER is dark, gritty, sweary, sexy and thrilling in places. Very much YA for grown ups 😉

#theindigochronicles #yafantasy #yauk #bookgiveaway #freebooks #arc #arcgiveaway #bookworm #bookpromo #giveaway #bookstagram #instabook #bookswag #booketch #bookMark #crystals Continue reading

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Look what just arrived! TO BEST THE BOYS by Mary Weber

Look what just arrived! TO BEST THE BOYS by Mary Weber, a smart, strong-girl #YAlit fantasy that also includes neurodiverse characters. I’m excited to dive in! (After I finish CROWN OF FEATHERS which I am still loving.) Yay to strong-girl characters!
@maryweberauthor

#tobesttheboys #maryweber #yafantasy #yafantasybooks #yaliterature #yabookrecommendations #bookrecs
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I am so excited: I signed with literary agent Jennifer Wills at the Seymour Agency! (beaming)

I am so excited: I signed with literary agent Jennifer Wills at the Seymour Agency! (beaming) I am not just excited about getting an agent, I am excited about getting to work with HER!

Getting the right agent for you is important, and I really clicked with Jennifer. I felt so comfortable with and good about her. She loves and is excited about my new manuscript (and my other books), is warm, smart, and funny. She’s also kind, honest, and responsive, gives editorial feedback, likes dark and edgy books like mine, and loves diversity including #LGBTQIA characters. I really connected with her and am so excited to work with her!
I know many of you are waiting for a new book of mine to come out, and this is one step closer to that happening. A literary agent can get a writer’s book into publishers that a writer can’t get into on their own. But the publishing industry is slow, and the next step is for Jennifer to give me editorial feedback, then I edit and give it back to her, then we’ll see if there are more edits to do, and that’s all before she even sends the manuscript out to editors at publishing houses. So it may be a while. But know that I am working on it, and if you love SCARS I think you are going to love this new book.

#therightagentisimportant
#literaryagent #jenniferwills #theseymouragency
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I’m reading CROWN OF FEATHERS by Nicki Pau Preto which I am still LOVING so much,

I’m reading CROWN OF FEATHERS by Nicki Pau Preto which I am still LOVING so much, with my little Petal who is such a snugglebug. Strong, smart girl characters, magic and animal telepathy, a queer romance, cultural diversity – and beautifully, engangingly written.
Peta has pancreatitis again – it seems to becoming chronic – so any positive energy for her is welcomed. (She is on a low protein, low fat diet, and digestive enzymes, a fermented probiotic, and two new supplements I just found for her, and NHV Mellit and Turmeric.) #crownoffeathers #nickipaupreto #bookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookstagram
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks
#petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom Continue reading

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I spent time with the four little girls today.

I spent time with the four little girls today. We put up glow-in-the-dark unicorns on their ceiling, played freeze tag and statue, and they read me the books that they wrote and drew themselves. I am so proud of them for writing and drawing and being creative. They are such smart, creative, funny, playful girls.

They visited me with their mom this week and I showed them all the books I wrote (and have had published). They know I’m a writer but they’d never seen all my books together before. I think it gave them possibilities of what they can do if they ever want to. They had written and drawn their own books before but now they have created more. I love that. And I love them.

#chosenfamily #friendsarefamily
#creativity
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#YAlit TO BEST THE BOYS by Mary Weber sounds awesome!

TO BEST THE BOYS by @maryweberauthor sounds awesome! Smart, strong-girl characters who dress up as boys to enter the labyrinth to try to win an all-boys scholarship to an all-male university, fighting back against oppression and misogyny while following their dreams. This sounds like my kind of book!

If it’s yours, too, you still have a few days to enter Mary’s pre-oder giveaway.

And every preorder gets an email download of:
(1) a To Best The Boys Labyrinth invitation
(2) a To Best The Boys labyrinth maze
(3) a To Best The Boys playlist
(4) a Bookish Rhen Paper Doll
(5) a brand new STORM SIREN short story ebook Check out her Instagram account for more details.

#tobesttheboys #maryweber #YAlit #YAbooks #bookstagram #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #booklove #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA Continue reading

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In case you need to hear this: I am proud of you.

In case you need to hear this:

I am proud of you.

I am proud of you for surviving everything you’ve survived so far.

I am proud of you for every step you’ve taken on your healing journey.

I am proud of you for being who you are and listening to what you really need.

I am proud of you for every bit of compassion you’ve shown to other people, and especially to yourself.

I am proud of you for listening to your intuition and for following your dreams.

I am so proud of you.

Love, Cheryl Rainfield
Author of SCARS, STAINED, and HUNTED

#positiveaffirmations #positivemessages #positivevibes
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks #scars #selfharm #sexualabuse #trauma #healing Continue reading

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I am super excited for the Feb Uppercase box

I am super excited for the Feb Uppercase box that I got from generous reader and friend Lynn Postlewait. I just started CROWN OF FEATHERS by Nicki Pau Preto and already I’m loving it; just the first few pages tell me that it is beautifully written. And I am extra excited about it because it has a queer romance and racial diversity!
I love YA fantasy, especially with strong girls, and strong queer girls? Even more! Kudos to Uppercase for picking such a great book.

I also loved the quote magnet for CROWN OF FEATHERS, the positive-message postcard by Victor Hugo, and the Raised by Books pencil case from Out of Print. This is my favorite box yet! Everything here is absolutely perfect for me, like it was hand-picked! (beaming)

#crownoffeathers #nickipaupreto #lgbtqia #LGBTQ #YAlit #lgbtqiaYA #bookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookworm #ireadYA #uppercase # Continue reading

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