Make It Count by Tamar Sloan (young adult, paranormal, romance, friendship, family)
5* Wow. This is a book I had started months ago and set aside after the first few pages. I’m really glad a picked it back up. Casey’s gift/curse or as she and her friend, Em, call it the “gurft” is just that. Casey struggles to find a way to cope with the gurft when she meets the boy of her dreams. The problem is that his number is twenty-one. Can she change it? Should she? As she gets closer to him she does everything she can to save him and shares her wisdom, insights, and lessons she learns along the way through her Blog (which is a really creative way to share what is going on in her head). I really loved how the author included a brief four year fast forward to how Casey is doing in the near future. If you like this book, I would also suggest “When” by Victoria Laurie. You can also find my review at: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2180693935
It’s my favorite time of the holiday season! We celebrate Christmas at my house but nothing gets the mulled cider flowing like a trip to Canby Oregon’s Red Mitten Christmas Bazaar! The twinkly lights and baking goodies make me happy the moment I walk in the door! Meet local authors and find wonderful handmade holiday gifts created by local artisans!
For those purchasing one of my books this holiday season, you will receive a link to obtain a free eBook from my new publisher Wyvern’s Peak! What’s better at Christmas than a gift, right? Cookies and cheer come to mind too… did I mention that cookies are baked on-site? Oh! and lunch is served daily too!
Preview night is Wednesday, November 29th from 5 pm to 8 pm.
The Red Mitten Bazaar run from Thursday, November 30th to Sunday, December 10th.
Thursday and Friday’s hours are from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday hours are 9 am to 7 pm, and Sunday hours are from noon until 5 pm. SEE YOU THERE!
10100 S New Era Rd, Canby, OR 97013
Get your home ready for the cooler weather coming soon. School is back in session, Halloween is just around the corner.
Shop for unique, high-quality, handmade gifts. Children’s items, vintage wares, amazing fused glass creations, jewelry, yummy soaps and lotions, home décor and more. Local authors will be available for book-signings throughout show. Support your local authors, crafters and businesses while getting a jump-start on your holiday shopping!
Lunch and goodies available daily.
Open TWO Weekends–Sept 28th thru Oct 1st and Oct 5th thru 8th
Thurs-Fri 10 AM – 6 PM, Sat 9 AM – 7 PM Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM
Welcome to my interview with, Bailey Ordiway, author of American Holdovers, Blackout, and Entertainment 100.
I’m glad you’re here! First some fun trivia.
My all time favorite book is Looking For Alaska by John Green. My favorite film is Silver Linings Playbook, though it is a good book as well!
When you walk into a bookstore, where do you head to first?
First I look to see if I’m in the store at all. If I am, I sign a couple copies. Then, I go to the young adult section because I will always have a soft spot for that genre.
Do you have a job other than being an author? If so, what is it?
What do you listen to when you write?
I usually listen to a mix of classical and electronic. No words and relaxing in different ways.
What genre do you consider your book(s)?
I actually try to expand out into multiple genres so I don’t get stuck in a niche, but they all kind of remain around Young Adult.
What advice do you have for authors looking to find and connect with a wider base of fans?
Start a blog! I have my entertainment blog that has become just as important to me as my books. On top of that, it keeps you busy when you have writer’s block.
Probably getting to tell people I’m an author! It never gets old, really.
Are you a plotter, a planner, or do you prefer to dive right in?
I am a plotter for sure. I have a problem focusing and if I don’t write out a very thorough outline then I will ramble and get sidetracked.
Thanks for stopping by, Bailey! It was great to meet you.
Please visit my publisher, Wyvern’s Peak Publishing to enter! You have until August 4th. http://wyvernspeak.com/enter-for-your-chance-to-win-8-best-of-ya-dystopian-paperback-books
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