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 X-Factor

Are you ready to discover more stars? With a debut episode that introduced the world to Carly Rose Sonenclar, Emblem 3, Jennel Garcia (gotta love her name), and the promising Reed Demming, the X-Factor has started with a super-nova. I can’t imagine their finding even more talented young people than they already have. This is an exciting season already with some real talent (especially in the teen category). Some of these kids should have their own book series! Loved seeing 13 year-old Carly take to the stage with more confidence than Judy Garland! And to discover that Emblem 3 writes their own songs and plays their own instruments–and even dared debut one of their own songs to audition with! And yeah, it totally paid off. They could probably just get their own TV show without having to win X-Factor at all.

Lookin’ forward to Wednesday….