Bio: When the final bell rings, I stash those messy piles of essays and analysis assignments in a desk drawer and I head home to a pile of good books. My kids and dog eat too many chicken nuggets and the house could be neater, but as long as I get my daily read, I guess we are doing all right. When I was twelve and fifteen and eighteen and twenty, I believed I needed to get out there and do those things I had just been reading about, which ended in disaster, tears, a tattoo that scares me every time I catch a glimpse of it in the mirror, and the realization that some of us are meant for action, and some of us are meant to critique the pace of action in a book. I read primarily YA fiction as I have a rather hulking classroom library and a hundred high school readers to engage daily. Nothing makes me happier than coming to school and finding an impatient teenager waiting by my door to turn in a book and get another one just like it. I adore a good zombie, a medieval princess, or girl assassin (I would like them all in one book if you are a writer looking for some inspiration). I add historical mystery to my wish list a year in advance, and you should get out of my way when the next Outlander book comes out. I have an embarrassing fondness for rock star books, but only if they don’t get too trashy and embarrass me. My favorite book of all time is The Blue Castle by L.M. Montgomery. My book boyfriends include Gilbert Blythe, Alonzo Wilder, and Jamie Fraser. They are mine and you can’t have them.

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  1. Queenbook,

    I’m releasing my second novel (an epic fantasy debut about an immortal Queen of Night ruling a treacherous, hidden magical realm) in December. Your “The Novice Summoner” review on Amazon made me think that my fantasy debut would fit your literary interests (and your website shows similar interest. I have taught English in the past, as well!), so I would like to formally ask you to consider reviewing it on Amazon and/or your blog.

    No zombies or girl assassins in this book, but there are princes, Queens, Fae creatures, Elves, Faeries, and much more! Contact me back for a free advance review copy, would love to have another intelligent, honest literary review for post-release. And feel free to delete this message after reading, don’t want to clutter up your “About” space with promo talk 🙂



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