Janine Spendlove

Writing with Color

Writing with Color

I was inspired to write this particular post about the use of sensation and color after re-reading Janine K. Spendlove's 2nd book in the War of the Seasons series.  The novels are about a human girl who falls into an alternate world full of fairies, elves, sprites, etc.  Each of the seasons: Fall, Spring, Summer, Winter are at war, and each of at the four books focuses on a particular one.  It's like Alice in Wonderland meeting Harry Potter - a festival of creativity and a delight for the senses. I absolutely love the way Janine uses color in her narration.  It causes the pages to seem alive,...

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Spread the Word! SUSPECTED Releases on Earth Day!

Hi friends and readers, It's almost time for SUSPECTED to release across the mass markets!  That means it's coming out in vendors like Amazon, B&N, Smashwords, and ibooks on Earth Day April 22nd!  If it's not on the shelves at your local bookstore, you can always get the store to order you a copy.  My publisher uses one of the large printers that all local bookstores have a relationship with: Ingram.  Where there is a bookstore, you'll be able to get any of The Elected Series books. So...amid all the presales fun with SUSPECTED, I have a blog tour/media blitz starting on Earth Day,...

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Excerpt from SUSPECTED & How is the Presale Going?

Excerpt from SUSPECTED & How is the Presale Going?

Many of you know that SUSPECTED is now out for pre-sale, as evidenced by the 135 copies sold already. But for those who don't know, SUSPECTED, the 2nd book in the ELECTED trilogy, is on pre-sale for one month, with all the freebies and limited edition items that entails!  My publisher conducts pre-sales through Kickstarter, and you can access that site here:  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/103879051/ya-fiction-from-silence-in-the-library-four-sequel?ref=nav_search  The Kickstarter involves all of Silence in the Library Publishing's winter Young Adult (YA) book sequels that are up for presale,...

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You Don’t Know What The Big Events In Your Life Will Be

You Don’t Know What The Big Events In Your Life Will Be

We don't know when what seem to be normal activities in life will end up being game-changers.  It's almost inconceivable how small decisions you make will affect the course of the rest of your entire life. I watched the movie BOYHOOD the other day and was explaining the premise to my husband tonight.  I told him the movie involved watching a boy and his family grow up over a span of twelve years.  What often seemed to be just mundane activities in one part of the movie translated into life changers one or two years later in the storyline.  Some little plot point would often  become a major...

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Athena’s Daughters (Women in Sci-fi, Let’s Hear You Roar!)

Athena’s Daughters (Women in Sci-fi, Let’s Hear You Roar!)

One of the authors in my Washington DC authors colleague group, Janine Spendlove, told me about a kickstarter project she and a bunch of other women writers created.  I looked at the kickstarter link http://tinyurl.com/athenasD, and I'm really impressed with the group of women involved.  I also like the fact that it's highlighting woman and scifi because that genre has been male-dominated for a long time.  The publishing industry is seeing an up tic of women authors entering the scifi genre and a lot more women heroines in the books. (ex. Hunger Games, Divergent, Pandemonium, Across a Star...

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