Saturday, August 31, 2013

August Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

August Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

Wild Boy Giveaway ends at midnight tonight!  Hurry up and enter.

August has been the busiest month of the summer for me.  I attended multiple trainings, school has officially started, I got a horrible cold that is still lingering, there was an outbreak of lice in my family so the entire house had to be cleaned and the laundry pile was the highest I have ever seen.  Good grief.  In some ways I am relieved August in finally over but through all the stress, I was able to relax at the end of the night with a good book.  Two of which, Wild Boy and The Fairy Ring are by August Author in the Spotlight, Mary Losure.

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Please check out my book review of Wild Boy.  The story of Wild Boy is fascinating.  I've never heard of children surviving in the wild like this before.  Losure is a great researcher and she does a great job explaining the journey of this boy who is later called Victor.  This is Losure second book of narrative non-fiction and it reads much like a novel.  It is a fast read packed full of historical information.

Wild Boy Book Review

Please check out my review of The Fairy Ring.  The Fairy Ring is a well-researched, excellent book of narrative non-fiction for young adults.  The Fairy Ring is full of primary sources like pictures, letters and quotes.  Losure even met and interviewed Elsie's son.  I had heard of the Cottingley fairies from a film called A Fairy Tale.  Reading The Fairy Ring, I learned the story from first hand personal accounts of Elsie and Frances.  Frances wrote an autobiography because she wanted her children and grandchildren to know the truth.

The Fairy Ring Book Review

Next you can check out the Author Interview of Mary Losure.  Read it to discover the story behind Wild Boy and to find how she began writing narrative non-fiction. Mary also shares the some information about the new book she is working on and so much more.

Mary Losure Author Interview

Then check out the guest post by Mary Losure.  She has written a guest post on book trailers and blogs with some questions for readers and I hope you take a moment to read, reflect and comment.  Lots of readers have already commented and you can weigh in with your opinion.

Mary Losure Guest Post

It has been a pleasure to work with Mary Losure this month and I would like to thank her for being the August Minnesota Author in the Spotlight.  I met Mary Losure at the Twin Cities Book Festival in October, 2012.  I love narrative non-fiction and was interested in both of her books.   I am so glad I was able to feature her on BookSnob.  Please check out Mary's website at