Celebrating 9 Years of #LitChat

Celebrating 9 Years of #LitChat

Join us for a special #LitChat on Monday, January 29, 2018 when we celebrate our 9th year of weekly #LitChat.

Our topic will be “How has Twitter and Social Media Changed the Way Authors Promote and Readers Discover Books.”

The Mourning Parade

By Dawn Reno Langley; Reviewed by Carolyn Burns Bass

The Mourning Parade by Dawn Reno LangleyPerhaps I should begin with a disclaimer. Dawn Reno Langley is a friend of mine and we are critique partners for each other’s work. I read her latest novel, The Mourning Parade, long before anyone else, and in several forms—most recently the audiobook performed by Tavia Gilbert.

Dawn and I had been exchanging pages of our novels for some time when she took a vacation to Thailand and came back exploding with a new story. She set aside the novel she had been working on and plunged into a new book about a woman who retreats to Thailand to volunteer at an elephant sanctuary after losing her two sons in a school shooting.

The Secret Keepers

By Trenton Lee Stewart; Reviewed by Sarah Page
The Secret KeepersWhen I picked up The Secret Keepers I knew it was going to be a wonderful read, having read one of Trenton Lee Stewart’s previous works (The Mysterious Benedict Society), and was filled anticipation for this new release. After attending a book signing, during which Stewart told us all about his new book, I was even more excited for this story. It all starts when a young boy named Reuben Pedley, who enjoys exploring and climbing, discovers a strange artifact that holds powers that he could never have imagined. He begins a journey into a world of secrets, espionage, and danger.