Saturday, February 28, 2015

February Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

February Author in the Spotlight Wrap-Up + Giveaway

It's the last day of February and Spring technically begins in 3 weeks.  I cannot wait. Old man winter is holding on to cold temperatures and I am sick of it.

This month has been crazy busy and my dog got hurt.  He has to have surgery on Tuesday on his knee, which costs a small fortune, but I love him and so I'll pay.

I haven't been able to read much this month due to my busy teaching schedule.  I only finished 3 books, including The Life We Bury by February's Author in the Spotlight, Allen Eskens. It was the perfect winter read.  Join me as I say goodbye to February and Allen Eskens.

The Giveaway of The Life We Bury ends TODAY at midnight.  Enter Quick.
The Life We Bury Giveaway

Check out the book review of The Life We Bury.  This debut novel will grab you right from the first page. The Life We Bury is full of grit and guilt, twists and turns and I could not read it fast enough.
The Life We Bury has been nominated for a Edgar Allen Poe Award, the Minnesota Book Award, and the Rosebud Award.  So many awards, so little time.  I predict he wins all of them.  I also predict a movie.  The Life We Bury would make a great movie.

The Life We Bury Book Review

Check out the Author Interview with Allen.  I put Allen's book, The Life We Bury on my Goodreads "To Read" list 4 months before it was published.  I knew then, that I would want to feature Allen on my blog and it has been enjoyable getting to know him and reading his awesome book.  I had the chance to ask him some questions about his life and his book.  Read it to find out more about his 2nd book and so much more.

Allen Eskens Author Interview

Be sure to read Allen's Guest Post.  He recently visited the high school I teach at in Minneapolis to talk to students.  He wrote his guest post about a question he didn't expect.  Allen's book, The Life We Bury is taking South High School by storm.  I see students and staff reading it everywhere.

Allen Eskens Guest Post

It has been my pleasure to work with Allen and I really enjoyed his book and look forward to reading his future writing. I really want to read a book about Lila.  So could you please hurry up and write it, Allen.  Please check out his book and his website and read more mysteries.  You can visit Allen at his website:

Have a fabulous day!