Book Reviews

The Detective’s Assistant Review

the detective's assistant by kate hannigan

Did you know that Pinkerton's hired the first lady detective? Her name was Kate Warne, and her story is partly told in the delightlful and touching middle grade novel The Detective's Assistant, by the lovely Kate Hannigan. There are so many wonderful things in this story. A few who worked on the Underground Railroad, even [...]

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The Power Of Indie Platforms

power of indie platforms

"I don't think you're dark enough for young adult. If you're going to submit this book to this agent, I would make it a middle-grade novel." I considered this an immense compliment. Kate Hannigan and I were chatting about what sells in young adult fiction today. Angst, darkness, often it's overly-sexualized themes. Yeah, I wouldn't fit [...]

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An Afternoon With Anneka—Meandering Thoughts on Motherhood

joy of motherhood

Anneka's lullabye music is playing and it's like I can hear her sleeping. She loves her music playlist, and when it turns off she usually wakes up, unless she's in a very deep sleep. My thoughts meander—pleasant, happy thoughts. Ones that meditate on how thankful I am to have a job with my husband, how [...]