I got so excited when I read the synopsis of A Blade So Black that I almost flipped my table. McKinney’s debut novel, released this September, is a modern retelling of Alice in Wonderland. Instead of falling through a rabbit hole during a tea party in England, this Alice enters a nightmare realm called Wonderland whenever she sleeps. Alice has to quickly learn how to … Continue reading A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
Last weekend I went to the Texas Book Festival in Austin, Texas and met some amazing authors! It was a beautiful (and a bit cold) weekend (at least by Texas standards) and it was absolutely fantastic! Authors spoke in panels in the capitol chambers, and blocks of streets around the capitol grounds were closed off for 2 days while tents full of books were displayed. … Continue reading 2012 Texas Book Festival: Meeting Cinda Williams Chima, David Levithan, and More!