May Contain Spoilers
When I learned that Diana Wynne Jones had passed away, I actually cried. I have loved her books so much, for so long, and the thought of her wonderful being silenced depressed me. She was writing brilliant tales brimming with magic long before Harry Potter arrived on the scene, and it’s frustrating that she never attainted the recognition she deserved. I remember haunting used bookstores and libraries in search of her then out of print books. At least today, the majority of them are readily available, and quite a few are offered in eBook format. Win! Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good afternoon, Jeffe! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Jeffe Kennedy] Writer, scientist, woman, hedonist, enthusiast
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Mark of the Tala? Read more
The Mark of the Tala
The Twelve Kingdoms Trilogy
Release Date May 27
Available on Amazon
Queen Of The Unknown Read more
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Good morning, Meredith! Describe yourself in five words or less.
[Meredith McCardle] Writer, mom, lawyer, coffee consumer.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about The Eighth Guardian? Read more
I’m afraid I haven’t been a stellar member of the Faerie Court, and have been lacking in my royal duties. To make up, I have some information about the Unseelie Court and wizards, as well as the trailer for The Girl Who Never Was.
Background on the Unseelie Court:
In Scottish folklore, the Unseelie Court was the “evil” court set up in opposition to the Seelie Court. I really liked the idea of there being no such clear dichotomy any longer: Both courts had become corrupted and dangerous to the Otherworld. Read more
I’m super geeked to read The Girl Who Never Was, so I’m stoked to be part of the Faerie Court. Welcome to my little chunk of the palace, where I will share tidbits and teasers about Skylar Dorset’s The Girl Who Never Was, which releases on June 3rd. Today I have some deets about the Otherworld and Travelers.
Background Information on the Otherworld:
The Otherworld is a world inhabited by supernatural creatures. Not as geographically solid as the human world, its regions are flexible and fluid and sometimes the links between them can be terminated in the face of outside threats. This became common in the years just before the Seelies took over, when border control measures attempting to keep the Seelies out of certain regions, the Otherworld growing more segregated in its protectionism. The Seelies were strong and talented enough to overcome the measures, and they now control, for the most part, the geography of the Otherworld. Read more
I invited Cassandra Rose Clarke, author of The Wizard’s Promise, to share 5 reasons her heroine Hanna would find real life adventures not quite as fun as the adventures from her favorite stories – Read more
May Contain Spoilers
I jumped at the chance to review Unforeseen because I love all things Disney. My favorite vacation destination is the Happiest – and most Expensive- Place on Earth – the Disney resorts in Florida. I drag Dean there, year after year, revisiting the same attractions, eating the same Mickey Bars, and riding the same rides, with a few exceptions. The addition of Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom means unseen experiences, as does the remodel of Downtown Disney into Disney Springs, so you can bet that we will be hitting the parks again within the next year. Which brings me back to the novella – I wanted to get a little taste of Disney World before our next trip. Read more