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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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I had such a lovely time tonight at illustrator Aino Anto’s and writer Shelley A. Leedahl’s booklaunch

I had such a lovely time tonight at illustrator Aino Anto’s and writer Shelley A. Leedahl’s booklaunch for THE MOON WATCHED IT ALL, held at indie Toronto children’s bookstore Mabel’s Fables. Shelley read the entire book to us while Aino showed us the illustrations, and it was such a powerful, moving book about loneliness and not fitting in, moving to finding each other and chosen family. It felt so good to be read to, the words and illustrations wrapping around us to create a vivid story world.

I got my copy signed by both, connected with #kidlit & #YAlit writer & illustrator friends, and of course Petal got a ton of love from people and gave it to them as well. It was a beautiful evening, and I am so proud of Aino and Shelley for their new book.

Pictured with me and Petal are illustrator Aino Anto (pics 1—4), Shelley Leedahl (pic 3); YAlit and kidlit writer Lena Coakley (pic 5), and Red Deer editor Peter Carver (pic 6), whose writing critique course I took for ten years before SCARS was published, giving me encouragement, community, and greater confidence in myself as a writer. (I should have taken more pictures; I saw so many good people I truly enjoy – but I forgot!) @aino_anto_illustration @mabelsfablesbookstore

#ainoanto #shelleyaleedahl #kidlitillustration #kidlit #picturebooks #themoonwatcheditall #picturebook #bookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookstagram
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist
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I am reading and absolutely loving #mglit fantasy TILLY AND THE BOOKWANDERERS by Anna James.

I am reading and absolutely loving #mglit fantasy TILLY AND THE BOOKWANDERERS by Anna James. It is such a deliciously magical bookish novel about Tilly, a girl who loves to read who lives with her grandparents in a bookshop and starts to see and then be able to talk with her favorite characters from books including Anne of Green Gables. (I love Anne of Green Gables and I think the author captured her perfectly). She also spots her grandparents talking to their favorite authors.

I love the idea of characters from books coming to life, and it reminds me a bit of INKHEART by Cornelia Funke (another of my favourites). I love books about books, especially when they are magical. It also deals with loss of a parent, being left out, and discovering new friends.

I am finding this such a comforting, fun, delightful, satisfying read that I think it will become one of my favorites that I want to re-read over and over. And I am excited to see that it is the first in a series (Pages & Co)
#tillyandthebookwanderers #annajames #mgfantasy #pagesandco #bookrecs #bookrecommendations #booklove #bookstagram
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It always feels so good when readers love my books and let others know –

It always feels so good when readers love my books and let others know – and even more when they see a need for my books, when they know my books can help others feel less alone, stop hurting themselves, know they are strong, and heal. Books are such a safe and powerful way to explore painful issues and be reminded of our own strength.
So I was delighted when reader Linda Hall-Webster posted this. Thank you for your generosity, Linda, in buying a copy for your library, too! You are a sweetheart.
From Linda Hall-Webster: “One of my favorites! Found it in the wild and had to grab it – Cheryl Rainfield, I knew I’d find one . ❤

This is actually my second copy purchased for myself. The first I donated to the library I used to work at because I knew it needed to be there. ❤
This work resonates with me for various reasons, mainly it’s a great story of over coming strife, leaning to trust not only yourself, your thoughts and memories too and that over all love is stronger than anything.” #cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks #bookstagram #bookrecs #scars #hunted #STAINED #selfharm #selfinjury #cutting #sexualabuse #trauma #healing #MeToo #csa #sexualassault
#loveisstronger #lovewins #lovetrumpshate #lgbtqYA #lgbtqia Continue reading

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I am SO looking forward to reading THE MOON WATCHED IT ALL

I am SO looking forward to reading THE MOON WATCHED IT ALL written by Shelley A. Leedahl, illustrated by @aino_anto_illustration ! I have loved Aino’s gorgeous, beautifully rendered art for years, so I’m excited to read this book! I love picture books. They bring me such joy…. #ainoanto #shelleyaleedahl #themoonwatcheditall #picturebooks #kidlit #kidlitillustration #bookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookworm #booknerd Continue reading

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I love when Petal does this when I’m reading

I love when Petal does this when I’m reading – puts her paw against my body to make sure I’m there. It is so sweet. (Smiling)

I am reading the sequel to The Emerald Atlas called The Fire Chronicle, and enjoying it. I love engaging #MGlit (and #YAlit) fantasy.

#petsarefamily #petsarecomfort
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #bookstagram
#bookrecs
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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
#cherylrainfield #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist
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It always feels so good to hear from readers that they love my books and want more!

It always feels so good to hear from readers that they love my books and want more! (beaming) Thank you Cristina; I so appreciate it!

From Cristina Elizondo: “Cheryl Rainfield. A wonderful friend and a great writer. I have these two books and they are awesome. It’s hard to get the book called SCARS but I moved mountains and the sea and whatever else I had to move to get the book and I got it !!!!! I’m so happy. From a scale 1 to 10, I recommend her books 125 !!! Keep writing girl and once you do, I’ll but that book too. You’re awesome !!!!!” #cherylrainfield #scars #STAINED #selfharm #sexualabuse #trauma #healing #YAlitmentalhealth #YAsaves #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAlit #YAbooks #bookstagram #bookrecs #bookrecommendations Continue reading

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It is such a delight when readers let me – and others – know that they love my books! (beaming)

It is such a delight when readers let me – and others – know that they love my books! (beaming) This from reader and poet @jacob.lasher – I remember being so excited for this book to come out! Cheryl Rainfield has influenced me in ways beyond my own imagining. I am grateful people like her exist and I truly hope that my books can have the same impact on others like hers have done to me! @cherylrainfield
#STAINED #cherylrainfield #bookrecommendations #bookrecs #bookstagram
#YAbooks #yabookrecs #YAwriter #LGBTQwriter #booknerd #bookworm #ireadYA #survivor #feminist #YAbooksmentalhealth #metoo #sexualassault #healing Continue reading

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Writers! You’ll want to check out this writer’s thesaurus

Writers! You’ll want to check out this writer’s thesaurus

I love Angela and Becca’s thesauruses for writers; I think they can help writers get unstuck, so I am thrilled I can finally announce that The Emotion Thesaurus Second Editionis coming! It releases February 19th and this new, expanded edition has 55 new entries!
If you’re a writer like me you probably know (and may use) the original Emotion Thesaurus.  I do. It’s a great refresher on emotion, and a great jumping off point into writing emotion deeper.

Check out my post at http://www.cherylrainfield.com/blog for more details (especially about the pre- order bonus and free surprise!). #emotionthesaurus
#EmotionThesaurusSuperFan
#angelaackerman #beccapuglisi
#amwriting #writers #writing #writingtechnique #bookrecommendations
#bookrecs
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