Hello Everyone!

Sandra over at The Library of Clean Reads gave DRAWN TO YOU a great review! Stop by and have a look!

It was a well-timed review as I had originally planned to have TRACK TWO: FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT (book two in the Arts-Angels series for tweens) out today. April 22nd is an important date in DRAWN TO YOU, after all. But unforeseen events in my life have pushed it back just a bit, and the book should be out by June 22nd. In the meantime, here is a peak at the cover! I hope you like it. Prepare for a battle of the bands!



Girls Rockin’ the X-Factor

Okay, okay.  Carly Rose Sonneclar can do no wrong! That girl has incredible talent.  She is a star!  What a voice!  Do I think she should win?  Of course.  Listen to her amazing vocal control.  She does NOT sound 13, even though she is obviously very young:

HOWEVER…I gotta say, I’m lovin’ the whole Fifth Harmony thing.   Even though I know Simon is really pushing hard to make stars out of his attempt at an American/Female One Direction. Why?   I love that these girls are working together instead of being catty, and that they each have their own unique sound.  And I must admit, I especially like that they are beautiful girls of color!

One Direction didn’t win the X-Factor in England, and it didn’t hurt their fame or success.  The same can happen with Fifth Harmony if they are handled right.  I don’t need them to win…but I would like them to come close!

Sing it, sisters!

In other news…

I was at my chiropractor the other day and briefly spoke with the other chiropractor who shares the same office.  I’ve known him forever.  He began telling me about his two talented kids who are of  tween and teen age and I discovered that his son got accepted into LaGuardia High School for Music and the Arts–BUT he’s a musician who got in for Art, instead music, like he wanted, even though he’s quite talented musically! Sound familiar?  This is JUST LIKE what happens to, GINA SANTIAGO, the main character of DRAWN TO YOU!   I also learned that the chiropractor’s daughter is a DRUMMER who would like to get into LaGuardia when her time comes.  Don’t they sound like a cool brother and sister?  Maybe THEY should start their own band together….  I autographed a book for her.  May she rock her destiny!

Wanna rock your Kindle?  Track 1 is now an e-book! (Available on Amazon and other digital book sellers.  See below!)   Nook version should be out soon, too!

Coming up this December: A LOT more posts from me: including upcoming interviews with some of your favorite authors!  Look out for interviews with the author of that epic UNFAIRY TALE series, Anna Staniszewski;  Anjali Banerjee, author of MAYA RUNNING, LOOKING FOR BAPU and SEAGLASS SUMMER, and Helene Boudreau of REAL MERMAIDS fame!

Keep coming by!

The Arts-Angels Have Arrived!

Today is the book birthday of book one in the Arts-Angels series: DRAWN TO YOU.  Since this series centers around music, I call each book a “track” instead. 🙂  I guess you can say the book “drops” today!

Here is a desription:

When Gina Santiago, a thirteen-year-old “Nuyorican” with rock star dreams, is accepted into the New York Academy of Arts and Talents for art instead of music, she’s crushed. To make matters worse, the student body is divided into “schollies” (students on scholarship, like her) and “dollies” (rich kids with “dollars”).

But Gina discovers that there is one thing that brings schollies and dollies–and dancers, singers, actors, and musicians–together: music! Maybe she can make her dreams come true after all…

You can order a copy online on Amazon or Barnes and Noble:

In other news, this is a very “angelic” day in other ways!  It’s “Michelmas” or the feast day of St. Michael the Archangel (as well as St. Gabriel and Raphael–also Archangels)!

And oddly enough, tonight’s episode of Doctor Who also features angels: The Weeping Angels.  Unlike St. Michael, these are bad–very bad angels.  And they will mark the departure of the Doctor’s trusty companions, Rory and Amy.  😦   But I can’t wait to see it!

Angels galore today!