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It's been an interesting year so far. I've lost both my Moms. My mother died in January after a long decline. Soon after, my Mother-in-Law went in for bypass surgery. While her heart healed, other issues zapped her strength and she died April 22.

I may have challenge update posts but I don't know when I'll be posting regularly or when I'll get to visit everyone who is working on the challenges I'm hosting.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Authors A to Z: D


Authors from A to Z
June Blogging Event

hosted by Proud Book Nerd

More info here, sign-up here.

A month-long posting challenge that showcases authors and their works. We start on June 1 and post daily (except Sundays), with each day having a letter of the alphabet. The point of this:
  • To show our appreciation to awesome authors.
  • To share awesome authors with our readers.
  • To challenge ourselves to post daily, outside memes and reviews.
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I'm sure we'll all think of Roald Dahl and Charles Dickens but I've got a couple others that are favorites. Or at least one of their books is :D

Janet Dailey, Len Deighton, Barbara Delinsky, Janelle Denison, Jude Deveraux, Carole Nelson Douglas, Linda Devlin, Christina Dodd, and a fabulous non-fiction book by Nell Dickerson

This isn't the first book in the series but it is the first one I read. Genies Don't Ride Bicycles
by Debbie Dadey and Marcia Thornton Jones
The Adventures of the Baily School Kids series

Liza, Eddie, Melody, and Howie (the Bailey School kids) find something in the old oak tree. They are disappointed when it turns out to be nothing more than a old bottle with nothing in it but a stinky smell. Eddie tosses the bottle into the junky yard next to the school while Melody wishes someone would clean up the place. The next morning the junky yard is magically clean and even decorated with Christmas lights. They meet a big man with a shiny bald head. He rides a purple bicycle and his muscles bulge under his gold brocade vest and bright, flowing orange pants. He wears gold necklaces and one earring. His name is Eugene and he is the one who has made the yard sparkle. Suddenly, all their wishes start coming true with horrible results. The kids are almost certain that Eugene is a genie. The kids are disgusted with wishes and figure out that Liza is the only one with a wish left. Can Liza bring life back to normal at Bailey School or will the genie win control of Bailey City???


Before there was Harry Potter....
So You Want to be a Wizard
by Diane Duane, author's website

Something stopped Nita's hand as it ran along the bookshelf. She looked and found that one of the books had a loose thread at the top of its spine. It was one of those So You Want to Be a . . . books, a series on careers. So You Want to Be a Pilot, and a Scientist . . . a Writer. But his one said, So You Want to Be a Wizard.

I don't believe this, Nina thought. She shut the book and stood there holding it in her hand, confused, amazed, suspicious—and delighted. If it was a joke, it was a great one. If it wasn't . . . ?






Tombs of Endearment
by Casey Daniels, author's website
A Pepper Martin Mystery

Cemetery tour guide Pepper Martin never imagined she'd get to meet rock legend Damon Curtis, the bad boy poet who made millions of teenage girls scream. After all, he kicked the bucket years before she was born. But thanks to her newfound ability to chat up the dead, Pepper's got a front row seat perfect for swooning over the still-sexy Damon's latest lyrics. He's convinced that his former bandmate Vinnie Pallucci murdered him back in '71, and he's promised Pepper she won't get any rest or peace until she helps him prove it.

But when Pepper goes behind the music, she finds Vinnie with a knife in his heart and the rest of the band members running for their lives. And if Pepper doesn't snare the killer soon, Damon's next hit from the great beyond might be her swan song.



Hatching Magic
by Ann Downer, blog

Poor Theodora Oglethorpe! Her biologist father has gone off to explore the jungles of Laos without her, her two best friends are away on vacation, and a long, hot, lonely Boston summer is all she has to look forward tor.

Poor Gideon! Wycca, his pet wyvern, has disappeared through a magic hole in time in search of a place to lay her egg. Kobold, Gideon's rival wizard, wants nothing more than to capture Wycca and turn her against her master. In a desperate attempt to rescue Wycca from Kobold's evil clutches, Gideon follows her through the magic hole...and finds himself transported from his castle in thirteenth-century England to the terrifyingly modern world of Boston, Massachusetts, in the year 2002.

Little does Gideon know that what he needs most in order to find his wyvern is stuck to the bottom of Theodora's shoe. And little does Theodora know that Gideon is the reason why her summer vacation has begun to seem a whole lot more interesting...

When a thirteenth-century wizard confronts twenty-first century Boston while seeking his pet dragon, he is followed by a rival wizard and a very unhappy demon, but eleven-year-old Theodora Oglethorpe may hold the secret to setting everything right.




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