Thursday, March 3, 2016

Announcing the March Author in the Spotlight

Announcing the March Author in the Spotlight

The first day of March appeared and I was in San Antonio, Texas with my friends, enjoying 80 degree weather, good food and tasty margaritas. We returned to Minnesota, tired and relaxed and cold at 20 degrees.  Why do vacations always go by so fast??

Back to reality.  Teaching, History Day competitions, ice skating show, Easter, student trip planning and fund raising, grading papers, writing in my journal and reading. I read to relax at the end of the day and believe me I need more time to read.  So busy and so exhausted.

This month I'm excited to announce that the Minnesota Author in the Spotlight is Katie Pierson and her book '89 Walls.  Katie and I met at the Twin Cities book fair.

Here is the synopsis from Goodreads:

College is not in the cards for Seth. He spends his minimum wage on groceries and fakes happiness to distract his mom from the MS they both know will kill her. It’s agony to carry around a frayed love note for a girl who’s both out of his league and beneath his dignity.

Quinn’s finishing high school on top. But that cynical, liberal guy in her social studies class makes her doubt her old assumptions. Challenging the rules now, though, would a) squander her last summer at home, b) antagonize her conservative dad, and c) make her a hypocrite.

Seth and Quinn’s passionate new romance takes them both by surprise. They keep it a secret: it’s too early to make plans and too late not to care. But it’s 1989. As politics suddenly get personal, they find themselves fighting bare-fisted for their beliefs—and each other—in the clear light of day.

You can find more information about Katie at her website:

This month you can expect a book review, an author interview, a giveaway of '89 Walls and if we are lucky, a guest post.

Hope you have a good start to Spring and that you read lots of good books this month.

Happy Reading!