Importance of Standing Still When Conflict Arises, The Catcher Dream by Kelly Anne Manuel

“Develop enough courage so that you can stand up for yourself and then stand up for somebody else.” – Maya Angelou. It has always been a priority for parents and guardians to keep their children safe and sound, protected from any harm. Kids, especially younger ones, are naturally curious about the world and are always … Read more

Finding Magic with Marieke Lexmond, Author of The Wand Book Three of The Madigan Chronicles

https://youtu.be/KWCDcObCutA Books That Make You Enter a Fantastical, Magic-Filled Saga Following Three Generations of Witches There is nothing like a series with lots of twisty family drama to get us turning the pages. But what happens when that family happens to be comprised of witches? “The Madigan Chronicles” series, by Marieke Lexmond, is a six-book … Read more

Understanding A Mother’s Love with Christy Texeira, Author of Pink Elephants

Books That Make You See a Mother’s Love, and Embark on a Journey of Strength and Perseverance BookFest award-winning author—and mother—Christy Texeira has a new book, Pink Elephants, the story of a family pushed to the brink as they face their daughter’s rare life-threatening illness. In their struggle, we’re invited into private moments of tenderness, … Read more

Snoodles in Space With Steven Joseph

https://youtu.be/pCm5Ff0T6-k Books That Make You Blast Off into Outer Space – With Your Favorite Snoodles  Everyone’s favorite children’s book author, crankiness expert, and humorist, Steven Joseph, has now made his fourth appearance on our show to deliver tongue-twisting laughs with his latest book in the “Snoodles” Saga – Snoodles in Space: A Snoodle, The Zoodle … Read more

Author Spotlight: Rebecca Inch-Partridge

Rebecca Inch-Partridge, a writer and freelance editor specializing in speculative fiction, mysteries, and memoirs, releases her debut YA science fiction novel Escaping the Dashia, the first book of her “The Paraxous Star Cluster” series, under Black Rose Publishing. In a tale that belongs on the shelves of all decent sci-fi/fantasy readers, Escaping the Dashia will … Read more

Motorbikes and Coming of Age with Michael Thomas Perone author of Danger Peak

https://youtu.be/-seNLriGsVQ Books That Make You Hop on That Motorbike and Drive Up That Mountain Coming of age stories are often filled with tales of struggles, fights to fit in in the world, and, of course, obstacles to overcome on the journey. That’s exactly what readers get in Danger Peak, the BookFest Award winner that takes … Read more

Letting Go of Perfectionism, Something Major

Lately, do you set yourself up to impossibly high standards? Do you beat yourself up into doing everything precisely without any mistakes? Or do you feel that your actions are never good enough to the point you need to make everything polished? If your answer to those questions is yes, perhaps you’re suffering from perfectionism. … Read more

An Inclusive World with Rebecca Inch-Partridge, author of Escaping the Dashia

https://youtu.be/_THYlwAOIcc Books That Make You Undergo a (More Inclusive) Epic Science Fiction Fantasy Adventure A lifelong author, Rebecca Inch-Partridge grew up writing stories about The Bionic Woman meeting Captain Kirk. Her first novel, Escaping the Dashia, is a YA science fantasy, published by Black Rose Writing. The book tells the story of young telepath Twyla, … Read more