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 :)


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Crossroads 2011: Jackie Morse Kessler

Each day of The Crossroads Blog Tour, a new research question will be revealed on The Crossroad Blog Tour main page: http://judithgraves.com/events/the-crossroads-tour/crossroads-2011/ and each day the answer to that question will be found within one of the different blog posts by Crossroads Tour authors. Your job is to get the question, read the blog posts, and collect all answers by the end of the tour, on Halloween. 

Answers are to be emailed to bridgesocialmedia@gmail.com by October 31st at MIDNIGHT. Winner of the grand prize will be announced on November 1st, the DAY OF THE DEAD.

Follow the tour on Twitter: @TheCrossroadsBT

And Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Crossroads-Blog-Tour/218310244897337

BRIDGE Social Media: http://www.bridgesocialmedia.com is holding a special promotion for public libraries. Libraries that actively promote the Crossroads tour (post a link on their website, mention it in their newsletters, etc) can email us proof of their promotional activities by midnight on OCTOBER 31st to be entered in a draw to win a FREE SKYPE AUTHOR VISIT FOR THEIR LIBRARIES – WITH BEST-SELLING YA AUTHOR, RACHEL VINCENT.

Tori: Out of all the characters you’ve written so far (and you can’t pick Death!), which of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse is your favorite?
Jackie: Can’t pick Death? **blinks** Well. Um.

In that case, my favorite character changes with every book. The current protagonist always holds a special place in my heart. I also really enjoy writing War, whether it’s the modern incarnation (post RAGE) or flashes of her from the past. (See LOSS for more—there’s one scene in there in which she rocks out loud. Man, she can be terrifying. And so freaking cruel.)

But seriously? Death. Really and truly, Death. Which makes it a wee bit daunting now that I’m about to write his book. (EEK!)

Tori: You can't see it, but I totally just fangirl squealed! If you had to be one of the ROTA, which rider would you be, and why? 
Jackie: Oh, I much prefer playing God and simply writing about the Riders of the Apocalypse. ;)

Tori: I love how you call attention to real issues that many teenagers (and even some adults) deal with in life. Do you have any future series in mind that will follow a similar approach? 
Jackie: Thank you! One of the best things about fiction is how we can relate to the characters, even when the story is made up. Just because you have a character stuck in a fantastical situation, that doesn’t mean what the character goes through is anything less than real. So while it’s safe to say that when the Riders of the Apocalypse is complete, other characters in other books will still go through issues that readers can relate to. (Just maybe, you know, not becoming Riders of the Apocalypse.)

Tori: What is Death’s favorite piece of clothing?  
Jackie: Currently? Faded sweaters, faded jeans, and Converse sneakers (faded, naturally).

You can connect with Jackie via:
{Website} {Blog} {Twitter} {Goodreads}

Check out the other author who has stopped by Book Faery today! 


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