Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne is the story of sixteen-year-old Phoebe and the year her younger cousin Leonard changed the lives of her family forever. Phoebe lives with her older sister Diedre and their mother in suburban New Jersey. She works the phone in her mother’s hair salon, making appointments for a wide range of drab housewives and widows, women who’ve not changed their hairstyle … Continue reading Absolute Brightness by James Lecesne featuring an interview with the author.
One of my favorite books from 2008 was Dragon’s Keep by Janet Lee Carey. Ms. Carey is currently a full-time author of Young Adult fantasy novels, but along the way she wrote several terrific realistic Young Adult books, The Double Life of Zoe Flynn among them. She is the third author of my favorite reads from 2008 to agree to do an interview for Ready … Continue reading Meet Janet Lee Carey
Patrick Ryan is the author of a terrific first novel called Send Me. He also writes young adult fiction under the name P.E. Ryan. His first YA novel is Saints of Augustine. I’ll be listing it as one of my favorite reads for 2008 later this month. Both novels deal with families in crisis and take place in Florida. I can highly recommend each one. … Continue reading Patrick Ryan Meets C.B. James