Showing posts from March, 2020

Middle Grade Monday: The Line Tender (Audiobook)

Title: The Line Tender Author: Kate Allen. Read by Jenna Lamia Publication Info: Hardback by Dutton, 2019. 384 pages. Audiobook by Listening Library, 2019. Source: Library digital resources Publisher’s Blurb: The Line Tender  is the story of Lucy, the daughter of a marine biologist and a rescue diver, and the summer that changes her life. If she ever wants to lift the cloud of grief over her family and community, she must complete the research her late mother began. She must follow the sharks. Wherever the sharks led, Lucy Everhart’s marine-biologist mother was sure to follow. In fact, she was on a boat far off the coast of Massachusetts, preparing to swim with a Great White, when she died suddenly. Lucy was eight. Since then Lucy and her father have done OK—thanks in large part to her best friend, Fred, and a few close friends and neighbors. But June of her twelfth summer brings more than the end of school and a heat wave to sleepy Rockport. On one steamy day, the tide brings a Great

Writer’s Wednesday: Follow the link!

I’m doing a guest post this week at the IWSG Anthology blog , talking about the inspiration behind my story, “A World of Trouble,” which is appearing in Voyagers: The Third Ghost. Our collection of fantastic historical/fantasy middle grade stories with a theme of voyaging is available for pre-orders now! I do apologize that I will not be able to respond to comments until March 20, as I shall be at sea. The release date for  VOYAGERS: The Third Ghost   is May 5, 2020, but purchase links are available, and you can preorder a copy now. Print  9781939844729 $13.95 EBook  9781939844736 $4.99 Juvenile Fiction - Historical / Action & Adventure / Fantasy & Magic Dancing Lemur Press/Freedom Fox Press Amazon  - Print /  Kindle / Barnes & Noble  - ITunes  -

Gone to sea

The Ninja Librarian is truly out of reach, having set sail for Antarctica. Assuming I don’t die of sea-sickness, I’ll be back on land and back to the internet around March 20 or 21. Feel free to leave comments, and I’ll respond when I return! I’ll leave you with an ice berg or two for your enjoyment. These were on Lago Argentina, not in Antarctica, but they are still beautiful. And deep into the heart of the blue, blue ice. All text and photos  ©️ Rebecca M. Douglass, unless otherwise indicated. Please ask for permission before using or sharing any content of this blog. Linkbacks are always appreciated!

IWSG: Gone hiking

  The Insecure Writer's Support Group is where writers can express their doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It's a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds! Check it out  here  and join if you want support with your writing. We post on the first Wednesday of every month.  Let’s rock the neurotic writing world!  Our Twitter handle is @TheIWSG and hashtag is #IWSG Since I’m in Patagonia and am in fact completely out of contact just now (on a 7-day backpacking trip in Torres del Paine National Park), this isn’t really an IWSG post. Just my hearty wish that you are all having a good month and getting lots of writing done, and a couple of teaser photos of some of the beautiful mountains we’ve been hiking. (Note: hiking,  most definitely NOT “climbing”!) Mt. Fitz Roy at dawn. Fitz Roy from Laguna de los Tres, a classic spot for a photo. We were lucky to have a b it of calm for refl