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Daniel J. Barrett's Conch Town Girl (Black Opal Books, Nov. 1, 2014) is the first in a Bloodline-style series.

Leo Maloney, Randy Rawls, Nancy J. Cohen, Alison McMahanLeo Maloney, Randy Rawls, Nancy J. Cohen, Alison McMahan

My aunt Sandra Irwin, who was nominated for a Puschart poetry prize in 2014, will publish her first poetry chapbook, Quiet, in February, 2015 from Finishing Line Press. Available for pre-order now.

Here's the blurb:

My Viable Paradise classmate, Casey Blair, tagged me for the Book Cover Challenge. If you want me to tag you, leave a message in the comments.

1. What are your 6 favorite book covers?

The Saffron Crocus Cover by Mishi BellamyThe Saffron Crocus Cover by Mishi Bellamy

 

A new steampunk novel is always a cause for rejoicing. I've been waiting forever for Angela Quarles' new book, Steam Me Up Rawley, to be available. It's not available yet, but at least we can enjoy the cover, revealed today, by Kim Killian.

 

YARWA is the nationwide online chapter for Young Adult Writers of America. If you are a member of RWA and you write YA, it is an incredible chapter. The 2014 Day of YA was a combination of celebration and conference that preceded the start of the National RWA conference in San Antonio.