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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Life on Hold gets a rave review!

I get pretty excited when one of the books that bare (or bear, depending on how you look at it) my work gets an award or review, so I tend to want to tell everybody ... lol.

Life on Hold, having just been released in February, got it's first review the other day, and on my birthday, at that. It was an awesome review and I wanted to share it with ya'll.

So, now that the MidSouthCon craziness is over (I was a guest panelist and an art room exhibitor), I can start screaming it (or typing it) from the rooftops. :D

First, the blurb:

A paper found.
A secret revealed.
A girl's life changed forever.

Myra Gibson's life is a lie. For sixteen years her parents have kept their secret, but the adoption paper she discovers while cleaning the guest house tells the truth. As the past and present collide, Myra finally stands up for herself and begins a journey she may regret.

Now, check out what Darby Karchut, award winning author, says about Life on Hold.

"All I can say is wow! Beverly Stowe McClure knocked this one out of the ballpark. The story of Myra and her search for the truth touched upon one of the fundamental needs of all children (and teens): the need for a father in their lives.

Without giving away the plot, let me say that McClure did a stellar job asking and answering an age-old question: what does [it] mean to be a father? Is it just the biological ties or is it more?
McClure captured the voice of the modern teen perfectly without relying on the usual snarky stereotypes we so often see in YA novels.
I, for one, think Beverly Stowe McClure has just written her best book yet. I've read most of her other ones and loved them all, but this one is my favorite."

In all fairness, I can't share the entire review here (hence the ellipses ;P). But I can send you to her blog to read the whole review: http://darbykarchut.blogspot.com/2012/03/book-review-life-on-hold.html

author: Beverly Stowe McClure
publisher: 4RV Publishing
avail at: http://tinyurl.com/4RV store and more

Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven

*Darby Karchut is an award-winning writer, a teacher, and a compulsive dawn greeter.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

WALKING THROUGH WALLS wins another award!

Right on the heals of winning 1st Place in the Editors and Predators Readers Poll, in the Children’s Novel category in January of this year, Walking Through Walls has earned yet another award, The Literary Classics Seal of Approval!

Being the illustrator for Walking Through Walls, I think I am just as tickled as the author and publisher ... lol. My illos were even mentioned in the review. >_<

Take a moment to check out the book trailer. Then swing on over to the FCS blog to check out the review (link below).

You can order your copy anywhere books are sold, but if you order through 4RV Publishing's bookstore, you not only buy at a discount, you help to protect the publishing industry.

To read the review, visit the LCS blog, here.

To learn more about the above awards program, visit the Literary Classics Seal of Approval and Book Reviews website.

Until next time ...
Aidana WillowRaven