Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Announcing the May Author in the Spotlight

Announcing the May Author in the Spotlight

Happy May Day!  For your May Day surprise the weather service has announced you will be getting four inches of snow to fall atop the new green shoots emerging from the ground.  I have put socks on and turned on the heat and am singing the weather blues.

On a happier note, the Hometown Track, Minnesota Author in the Spotlight for May is M.R. Tain.  He has written two books published by a Minnesota publisher, Tate Publishing.  He is the author of This Ain't Normal and Peace Man.

Here is the book description of This Ain't Normal from Amazon:

The woman of the house came into the living room. Did you make your phone call, honey? Karla looked at the woman carefully. This could be my great-grandmother, Vera Carlson. She looks young! Karla Hunsaker lives a normal life with her mother and little brother, until the fall of her junior year of high school when the last of her great-grandparents passes away. She wakes up the morning after the family meeting in their guest room only to find them both alive, along with their daughter, Cheryl, the grandmother Karla never knew. Karla assumes she is dreaming. Cheryl is Karlas age, and they share a strong family resemblance. But she never met her grandmother before this strange event, and her grandfather is an offish, grumpy old man. Author M. R. Tain opens a window in time in This isnt Normal, giving a millennial teen a look at her 1965 counterpart, as well as some fun and games and a legacy that fate had denied her. Karla spends a week immersed in mid-60s culture with her sixteen-year-old grandmother. The culture shock continues when Karla finds that she doesnt quite fit in, in 2005 anymore. Follow Karla on her subsequent journey as her memories complicate her life. It isnt until her senior year that she makes sense of the experience and is finally able to unwrap the gift that Cheryl unknowingly passed onto her.

This month you can expect a book review, a author interview, and a chance to win a copy of M.R. Tain's book This Ain't Normal.  He may even do a guest post if we are lucky.

I have high hopes that May is going to be a great month.  I am planning a trip to Seattle with my family,  grading a lot of papers in anticipation of graduation and summer vacation, planning a presentation for the staff at my school on Edmodo and much more. Yippee.  And as always I plan to read as much as I can.  So with all this in mind, I hope you have a great month.  Please check out M.R. Tain's website here:

See you around the blogosphere!