Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The Doorway to Narnia Revisited a Review of Nanette O'Neal's TRUST





A Doorway Back to Forever: Trust by Nanette O’Neal – Book Two of the Forever Trilogy

I was given this book by Loving the Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.

REVIEW 

Magic and middle grade make a perfect pair.

In O’Neal’s second book, Trust, set partly in reality and partly in the fantasy Kingdom of Forever, Robyn, Kit, and Cam, along with six others receive elite warrior training to defeat Sylvare. But the Legend prophesizes that three of the nine will fail to protect the Kingdom.

With alternating visits to Midnight (the dark side) and Morning (the light side), O’Neal’s settings are vividly described. The mysterious opening quickly grabs the reader’s attention. The premise of this second book is trust and the resistance of temptation. Readers of Believe, will enthusiastically follow Robyn, Kit, and Cam as they find themselves in their new adventure. And new readers will easily join their adventure too.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

April Showers Bring New Writer Friends and a New Novel

So April was a busy month for me. I awakened from my long, winter’s nap! (No, not really!) I returned from 10 weeks on a tropical island.











My debut Middle Grade Novel, TWICE BETRAYED,  was published...

And I visited two states in two weeks to attend SCBWI Conferences.  At the NESCBWI, in Springfield, Massachusetts, I mingled with one of my critique partners (Thanks, Angie for the yummy Margarita) and visited with writer friend (Katie) and met a new one (Carli). 


I also met one of my Spork Sisters, Jenna Grodzicki, author of Pixie’s Adventure and Finn Finds a Friend.



And the very next weekend I traveled to Honesdale, PA. to the Highlights Barn, where EPASCBWI held their 25th anniversary. And again I met up with old writer friends, (Tammi, Eileen, Hallee & Jenn) and met some new ones (Laura, Tina, Nancy & my roomie, Sue). And yes, Wes played the bagpipes!!! And there, I also met another Spork Sister, Pam Jones-Nil, author of The Year of the Green Flamingoes.


So now, I’m writing away, working on yet two more novels, one a Middle Grade Fantasy/Adventure and one a gritty, dark YA thriller. Hope to see them published soon!





Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cover Reveal for Katie L. Carroll's PIRATE ISLAND


I'm pleased to welcome author Katie L. Carroll to The Storyteller's Scroll today. We are revealing her new MG Adventure, PIRATE ISLAND.


A thrice-cursed island, a legendary pirate treasure, and one not-so-brave boy. What could possible go wrong?

For centuries, the whereabouts of Captain William Kidd’s lost pirate treasure has remained a mystery. When Billy’s best friend, Andy, proposes they look for it on nearby Pirate Island, Billy thinks it’s just another one of their crazy adventures. It’s usually Billy who ends up in trouble as a result, but he goes along for the ride…like always. The more he delves into the life and death of Kidd, the more he thinks the treasure is real and that it might be buried on the small island in Long Island Sound. Billy—nope, call him William—becomes obsessed with the captain of the same first name. He even believes he’s possessed by Kidd’s restless soul. Now he and the spirit of a long-dead pirate are leading the crazy adventure on Pirate Island. And what they find is far bigger than the treasure they imagined

About the Author

Katie L. Carroll always says she began writing at a very sad time her life after her sister Kylene unexpectedly passed away. The truth is Katie has been writing her whole life, and it was only after Kylene’s death that she realized she wanted to pursue writing for kids and teens as a career. Since then writing has taken her to many wonderful places, real and imagined. She has had many jobs in her lifetime, including newspaper deliverer, hardware store cashier, physical therapy assistant, and puzzle magazine editor. She works from her home in Connecticut that is filled with the love and laughter of her sons and husband.

In addition to PIRATE ISLAND, Katie is the author of the YA fantasy ELIXIR BOUND.


Follow Katie at:

Find Katie on her website http://www.katielcarroll.com


Twitter @katielcarroll (https://twitter.com/KatieLCarroll)