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Release Blitz: Monsterland- A YA Horror Story

About the Book Title: Monsterland Author: Michael Okon Genre: YA Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on Earth. The last couple years of high school have not been fun for Wyatt Baldwin. His parents divorce, then his dad mysteriously dies. He’s not exactly comfortable with his new stepfather, Carter White, either….

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Rotten Rapunzel: An Alternative Fairy Tale

YA author and illustrator Anita Valle has created a very dysfunctional family in her Dark Fairy Tale Queen Series. The novels begin with Sinful Cinderella, who turns out to be a not very pleasant young woman living with an even more unpleasant stepmother and two stepsisters—Lunilla and Melodie. Cinderella does…

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What is Sukkot?

Dear Pop, What is this with Jews? First you celebrate the New Year with Rosh Hashanah. Fine. Then you ask God and your family, friends, and colleagues to forgive your sins on Yom Kippur. That’s cool. Now I’m told there’s another holiday after that. Don’t you guys ever work? Please…

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How do I teach my child about 9/11?

Dear Pop, I was a grad student at California State University Northridge (CSUN) when passenger planes collided into the Twin Towers. Now, a mom of twins, and the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11 drawing near, how do I teach my children about that infamous day? Concerned Mom.  Dear Concerned Mom, Unfortunately,…

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A Time Travel Love Story

Eighteen-year-old Lucy Channing has the responsibility of marrying Dashel Rothchild, the Earl of Westington, so her soon to be impoverished father can maintain his position in 1815 London society. Unfortunately, Lucy doesn’t love Dashel, a young man she’s known most of her life, even though he is a nice enough…

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