Saturday, July 19, 2014



Anyone who reads my blog, even sporadically, knows that I'm a devoted Holly Schindler groupie and that I have excellent reasons for being one.  One is that she's always willing to challenge herself by trying something new and different with her writing.  Her first published novel, A BLUE SO DARK, was a YA about a girl dealing with her mother's mental illness.  Her next, PLAYING HURT, also a YA, was a (hot!) romance.  Next came a middle-grade novel, THE JUNCTION OF SUNSHINE AND LUCKY, about a girl who both helps her community and discovers her own "shine" by creating folk art.  And now I'm delighted to share some news about Holly's next achievement: FERAL, a YA thriller due for release on August 26th.
     Here's a link to a spine-tingling video/reading by Holly of an excerpt from the book:  Watch it... but not just before you go to bed!  And here's what the Publisher's Weekly starred review has to say about FERAL:
"Opening with back-to-back scenes of exquisitely imagined yet very real horror, Schindler's third YA novel hardens to the uncompromising demands of her debut, A Blue So Dark...This time, the focus is on women's voices and the consequences they suffer for speaking...This is a story about reclaiming and healing, a process that is scary, imperfect, and carries no guarantees."
     Ready to pre-order?  Go to Holly's blog and she'll tell you how:


  1. What a great review. We all could hope for such great reviews at some point in our careers. That sounds like a great book!

  2. Thanks, Stephanie! So have you preordered yet? I don't usually like thrillers very much because I'm a fraidy cat and reading them keeps me awake at night, but for Holly Schindler, I'll make an exception! Thanks for visiting.

  3. We would all be thrilled to have fans as devoted as you!

  4. Aw, thank you, Alex! It's so nice of you to visit!