A Note:


I once told myself: IF I am accepted into grad school, this blog would no longer be updated. As it turns out, in April, I received news of my acceptance for the Fall 2013 semester, where I will attain a Master's degree of Science in Nutrition.

Running a blog, as many of you may already know, is a demanding side job once the excitement wears off. And once I fell out of the blogging community's loop (have you SEEN how many blogs there are now? Wow!), it was like the kiss of death. Despite my best efforts, I couldn't get into a blogging routine once this happened due to the disconnect I felt from the community.

So I took a break. I struggled with the loss and with missing my blog. And then I realized I didn't have to run Book Faery to still be a book reviewer; I could read my books and post reviews online. I'm still a book review blogger, just not in the traditional sense.

I'll still be online. You can chat with me on Twitter, where I'll be posting links to my reviews and talking books. I'll also be posting links to nutrition articles. And if you'd like to connect with me where I guarantee I will post reviews, just add me as a friend on Goodreads.

So that's all, folks! It's been a fun and amazing journey, and I thank you all for listening to my thoughts about books. I hope we all can keep in touch elsewhere :)


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Author Interview with Jeri Smith-Ready

Welcome to day two of the Crossroads Blog Tour!  If you have not yet already checked out day one (and entered the giveaway) you can do so over here.  Otherwise, please give a warm welcome to the wonderful Jeri Smith-Ready!

Don't forget to check out the Wolfy Chicks blog for today's research question!  You need all 16 correct answers in order to be entered in the grand prize giveaway.

Award-winning author Jeri Smith-Ready lives in Maryland with her husband, two cats, and the world’s goofiest greyhound.

Jeri's plans to save the earth were ruined when she realized she was more of a “problem maker” than a problem solver. To stay out of trouble, she keeps her Drama Drive strictly fictional. Her friends and family appreciate that.

When not writing, Jeri she can usually be found—well, thinking about writing, or on Twitter. Like her characters, she loves music, movies, and staying up very, very late.

Connect with Jeri:

Have you read SHADE by Jeri Smith-Ready yet?  Well whether you have or haven't, here are a few questions to help you learn more about the characters in this fantastic novel!

1 . Heroine's name, age, occupation: Aura, 16-17, high school student, plus ghost translator (and file clerk) for a law firm

2 . Hero's name, age, occupation: Two heroes: Logan, 16-17, high school student, ghost, and punk rock singer: Zachary 16-17, student and hottie

3 . Heroine's favorite food: anything from her grandmom’s bakery

4 . One thing the hero would never be caught dead doing: Logan: well, technically nothing, because he’s already dead; Zachary: being late for anything

5 . Subgenre: YA urban fantasy

6 . What do you think readers will like best about this book? The characters.

Thanks for stopping by, Jeri!

Best. Birthday. Ever. At least, it was supposed to be. With Logan's band playing a critical gig and Aura's plans for an intimate after-party, Aura knows it will be the most memorable night of her boyfriend's life. She never thought it would be his last.

Logan's sudden death leaves Aura devastated. He's gone.

Well, sort of.

Like everyone born after the Shift, Aura can see and hear ghosts. This mysterious ability has always been annoying, and Aura had wanted nothing more than to figure out why the Shift happened so she can undo it. But not with Logan's violet-hued spirit still hanging around. Because dead Logan is almost as real as ever. Almost.

It doesn't help that Aura's new friend Zachary is so understanding--and so very alive. His support means more to Aura than she cares to admit.

As Aura's relationships with the dead and the living grow ever complicated, so do her feelings for Logan and Zachary. Each holds a piece of Aura's heart...and clues to the secret of the Shift.

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  1. Love the quickie questions! Great interview!

    Popping in to see how things are going for you hon! Hope all is well! Have a great weekend!

  2. I've had my eye on this book for quite some time. I love stories featuring characters that interact with ghosts. Nice, quick interview.

  3. Loved the way you phased your interview! Quick and to the point :D Thanks!