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Follow up: Young Adult reviewers’ feedback on “The Portal’s Choice”

On Friday, March 29, I met with my beta readers from the local middle school to get their thoughts on The Portal’s Choice. We had a lively and honest discussion about what they saw to be the strengths and weaknesses of the book. I am so glad that I sought input from my target audience […]

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The Portal’s Choice – Beta Reader #1 Response

“As you by now know, we have sent out 18 copies of The Portal’s Choice to beta readers to get any last minute feedback before the book is released (on May 6). Last week, I received the first response to the questionnaire we included with the book copy. Reader #1 had just three minor questions. […]

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Young Adult Reviewers of The Portal’s Choice

Last Friday, March 22, I met with a group of eighth graders and their teacher. Mrs. Allison had invited me to come in and speak with the kids in her class who most loved to read and could provide me with quick feedback on The Portal’s Choice, featuring Tallis Challinor. I had a great discussion […]

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The Portal’s Choice – Continuing down the road to publication

I am finding new readers to review edit copies of the first book in The Gatekeepers of Em’pyrean series. Because I’ve written a young adult novel, my publisher, Katherine Mariaca-Sullivan, and I decided to seek opinions from the young adult audience and see what teens think about Tallis Challinor and her paranormal adventures.  I sent […]

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The Portal’s Choice – Where did all those words come from? Part One

I love finding out the meaning behind names of people and places. As I researched names for “The Portal’s Choice” I discovered that there are websites that allow you to search the meaning of names, ones that tell you what the numerology behind your name says about you, and others that interpret your personality and […]

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The Road to Publication – The Portal’s Choice featuring Tallis Challinor

I can’t believe that my first novel is about to be released. “The Portal’s Choice” is the first book in “The Gatekeepers of Em’pyrean” series and features protagonist Tallis Challinor.  Tallis and I have been working together for almost 2 years and I’m excited to introduce her to you, my readers. My release date is […]

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