Monday, November 10, 2014

Monday Mishmash: 11/10/14

Happy Monday! Monday Mishmash is a weekly meme dedicated to sharing what's on your mind. Feel free to grab the button and post your own Mishmash.

Here's what's on my mind today:

1. The Attic of Sand and Secrets by Medeia Sharif  I'm reading this right now!
by Medeia Sharif

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Middle Grade Historical and Fantasy, Featherweight Press, November 2014

Lily, a learning disabled girl, attempts to unravel the mystery of her abducted mother using supernatural clues from an ancient stranger, even when it means posing a danger to herself.

Learning-disabled Lily desires to prove herself, although her mind freezes when presented with big problems - such as her mother's abduction. With a French father and Egyptian mother, Lily worries that her mother hid her ethnicity from her French in-laws. However, there's something deeper going on. Lily finds a way into an attic that's normally locked and encounters a mysterious, moonlit Egyptian night world. There she finds Khadijah, an ancient stranger who guides her to finding clues about her mother's whereabouts. Lily becomes a sleuth in both the real world and magical desert, endangering herself as she gets closer to the kidnapper.

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2. Revisions  This week I'm revising one of my manuscripts I put aside for a while. It's always fun to go back and read a first draft I've stepped away from.

3. Some Fine Day by Kat Ross  Kat Ross has a new release and a giveaway for you.
What if everything you've been taught is a lie?

Sixteen-year-old Jansin Nordqvist knows that when the world flooded and civilization retreated deep underground, there was no one left on the surface.

She knows that the only species to thrive there is the toads, a primate/amphibian hybrid with a serious mean streak.

Most of all, she knows there's no place where you can hide from the hypercanes, continent-sized storms that have raged for decades.

Turns out Jansin was wrong. On all counts…

Enter here to win a Kindle Paperwhite pre-loaded with Some Fine Day, plus other awesome YA audiobook giveaways!

4.  Reading/Reviewing  I'm reading a bunch of books that I need to review. It's nice to have to find time to read. Usually reading gets pushed aside for other things, but when I promise to review, I can't do that. ;)

5. Promo  My crazy month of events every week (some weeks more than one event) is over, but I do still have a signing set up for this month and two school visits coming up. This week I'll be trying to book another signing for the holidays.

That's it for me. What's on your mind today?


  1. Thank you for featuring my book. :)

    Kat's book looks amazing.

    Stretch time is wonderful and necessary.

    1. You're very welcome. I'm reading it and really enjoying it. :) I should be finished and have my review posted soon.

  2. Sounds like another busy week for you.

    Me? I'm 10,000 words into my NaNoWriMo novel which sounds good but I should have been 15,000 words written by now. Real life got in the way. Still, I'm not down about it. That's 10,000 words written of my first draft (six chapters) and I've got a new chapter to get on with today. Rather than using 50,000 words as the target for this month, finishing my first draft is my aim.

    Have a great week.

    1. I think that's a great goal. I see people use NaNo for different things and I think that's good. You should make it suit your needs. Good luck!

  3. Looking forward to Medeia's book, and Kat's looks fun, too! Good luck with all your reading & revisions!

  4. WOW. I HAVE to pick up that novel about the Egyptian-French girl. That's fantastic. I hope you enjoy your reading time—it really is hard to find that time but it's so relaxing and necessary!

  5. I like both covers!

    The revisions are going to take you time.

  6. Wow, Medeia's plot lines are always really cool!

  7. Can't wait to read Medeia's book.

  8. I'm looking forward to reading The Attic of Sand and Secrets. Lovely cover.
    Some Fine Day looks great too.
    Enjoy the reading and reviewing.

    1. I'm so close to finishing Medeia's book. It's good.

  9. Both look good, and the covers are really good. Book design, art. I hate it when I am behind on my TBR list.

  10. The Attic Of Sand And Secrets sounds fascinating.

  11. I am so excited for Medeia's book! Some Fine Day also looks really good! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. I've enjoyed getting to see your author event pics here and there. I've yet to see an author event at my local B&N, but I hope to one day, as I'm curious to see how they set up there, etc. And love the cover for Kat's book, super cool!

  13. Thank you for featuring Medeia Sharif's new book. It sounds like a magical exploration, the sort of book I love. I enjoyed her first MG.

    1. You're welcome. I just finished the book last night and will be posting my review today. :)

  14. Medeia (and you, Kelly) have had a GREAT year for publishing! :)

  15. Some Fine Day has a really interesting cover :)

  16. Congrats to Medeia and Kat. Always so many great releases!

  17. So much has happened so early in the week-

    -11/12/14: Rum's Birthday (From my novel "GABRIEL")

    -11/11/14: The rebirth of Tor Seidler's "The Wainscott Weasel" (Which I reviewed yesterday)

    -11/12/14: Launch of "Kidlit TV" (a new multimedia imitative for all things children's/YA)

    -11/11/14 Sailor Moon Part 1 on DVD/Blu-ray (I got my copy a week early)


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