Monday, September 25, 2006

Enter the Forest

The new issue of Edge of the Forest online children's literature monthly is now available on cyber newsstands.

The lead article features an interview with Rick Riordan author of the highly aclaimed Percy Jackson series, about his newest book, The Sea of Monsters.

Articles submitted this month by yours truly include:

1. "A Day in the Life" with children's book author Carmela Martino.

2. "What's in Their Backpack?" -- a look at what's hot with young adult readers in Cynthia Vaughn Grandberg's classroom in Grand Canyon High School, Grand Canyon, Arizona.

Current read: Bridal Jitters by Jayne Ann Krentz writing as Jayne Castle. Yes, I know. Not literary. Total escapism. Yet, this book has its pluses. Krentz is a master of tension and pacing. She writes in two points of view (which is fresh in this genre of bodice ripper.) Her concept of psychic archaeology is imaginative, and well conceived. And the ghost-hunting plot is fascinating.

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