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Happy Pride Month fellow #LGBTQIA people!

Happy Pride Month fellow #LGBTQIA people! 🌈
Some of you may not know that I have six books published – STAINED; SCARS; HUNTED; PARALLEL VISIONS; DRAGON SPEAKER: THE LAST DRAGON; and SKINWALKERS: WALKING BOTH SIDES. They’re all #YAlit. The first two are YA suspense and all the others are fantasy, including the last two which are hi-lo (high interest, low vocabulary). The ones that have my strongest voice, #LGBTQIA characters, and that deal with trauma and healing are the first four, though I feel like they all have small pieces of my soul.
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When I really love a book

When I really love a book and it is a hard copy I put a sticky note next to passages that move me, speak to me, or I love how they’re written. It’s reading mostly as a reader and some as a writer. It helps me notice it more. If it’s a great book, the pages end up looking like multi-colored hair like my copy of CROWN OF FEATHERS by Nicki Pau Preto. (grinning) Can you tell I loved it?

Sometimes I’ll remove the sticky notes later, and sometimes I leave them and see if the same passages resonate next time around.

I guess this is a readerly and writerly quirk of mine. Anyone else do this?

Side note: if you want to be a writer you need to read!

#readingasawriter #loveofreading #crownoffeathers #nickipaupreto #YAlit #yafantasy #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #bookstagram
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My #Uppercase box arrived with all sorts of goodies!

My #Uppercase box arrived with all sorts of goodies! A signed copy of #yafantasy WICKED SAINTS by Emily A Duncan; a related enamel pin; a Harry Potter wallet, and a gorgeous watercolour bookmark. And as always the bookmark with codes where you get extra material relating to the book. I love books AND bookish things so this is such a treat – all from my reader and friend Lynn Postlewait! Thank you Lynn! (beaming)
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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

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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!
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Can you tell I love rainbows and butterflies? (Grinning). And books!

Can you tell I love rainbows and butterflies? (Grinning). And books! To me rainbows not only celebrate being queer and our #lgbtqia community, but also make me think of magic and possibilities. Butterflies, especially Monarch butterflies, have always felt to me like a source of magic, strength, and inspiration. And books, of course, are pure magic all on their own. They transport us into worlds and other people’s lives, taking us from the stress in our own, and giving us so much comfort, insight, and healing.

These stained-glass rainbow butterflies fittingly hang in front of my YA and MG fantasy lit bookshelf, with some of my favourite, repeatedly read books. (I have so many more favorites, but I’ve been buying more ebooks lately than hardcopy because they are cheaper. But I hope to get paper copies of my favorites in the near future.) #rainbows #stainedglass #rainbow #LGBTQ #lgbtqiapride #butterflies
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I just received my first ever Uppercase box

I just received my first ever Uppercase box (a YA monthly subscription box) that my friend and reader Lynn Postlewait so generously gave me (3 months!) as a gift for Christmas and I’m so excited to dive in! This case includes a signed hardcover copy of THE GILDED WOLVES by Roshani Chokshi who is a NY Times bestselling author, a Gilded Wolves character card, a Harry Potter Quidditch notebook, and a little packet of tea from Wick & Fable. Such delightful but goodies! I love books and bookish stuff.

The hardcover book came packed in a little fabric bag which I so appreciated because I like to keep my books in good shape.

I needed another great ya fantasy to dive into so I’m excited to read this. Yay for YA books and good friends!

#uppercase #thegildedwolves #roshanichokshi #yafantasy #yabooks #YAlit #bookstagram #bookworm #ireadYA #booklove #bookish Continue reading

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