It's been another very busy few days here at Mockingbird Cottage. I've been trying to work on the sequel to The Kindling. A pretty good chunk of that was written a few weeks ago. But it was a magical fight (not guns) that took place in a movie theatre. After the shootings in Aurora, I didn't feel very comfortable with that, so now I'm trying to figure out how to change it.
I've had some more lovely reviews the past few days, and two interviews. Interviews are always fun because I get asked questions I don't often think about, so they present some sort of fun opportunities.
Okay, here they are. Go check them out!
Author L. C. Lewis reviewed the book this week (she did an interview last week):
"This is family entertainment at its best, a smartly-written, fast-paced, gripping spot-on, tour-de-middle school....[Bell] has deftly created a rich cadre of vulnerable, multi-layered characters youth will find it easy to cheer for, empathize, and identify with. The school setting is drawn so clearly you can practically smell the gym socks, and the action is described in such crisp detail one can easily “see” each battle play out like a movie. I hope someone actually makes The Kindling into a movie." (Braden's note: me too!!!!!). Read more here.
Author Rebecca Belliston provided a review and did an interview: "
"The Kindling was such a fun read! I highly recommend it for readers who enjoy a fast-paced, fun adventure novel. The characters are easy to love and unexpected." Read more here
Finally, Author A. L. Sowards gave me another interview. If you want to find out what my favorite movies, or which world-historical figures I'd love to meet, come on over here.
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