Book Reviews, Random Ramblings

Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

My local librarian recommended Between Shades of Gray written by Ruta Sepetys, published on March 22nd, 2011. I listened to the audio edition narrated by Emily Klein. One of the joys of reading young adult novels is when they provide a "teaching moment." It doesn't happen all the time, but when it does, the lessons are… Continue reading Book Review: Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys

Random Ramblings

Indie Author Book Expo


My writer friend, Joleene Naylor, was on an author panel this past weekend! I’m so happy for her!!!!!! Check out her site in case you missed it. 😀

xo Juli

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

Last weekend I attended the IABE in Des Moines at the Valley West Mall and had a great time, so I thought I’d share some photos for those who couldn’t make it!

I was super lucky and Amy came to help me with my table Saturday!


What table you ask? This table!

Speaking of Amy, she talked me into vamping it up and thanks to her I got a lot of compliments!


We had a lot of people stop in, including the awesome Kay! It was so exciting to meet her!

She wasn’t the only one in town. I also met Sharon, who I used to be in several online groups with, and Amy and I ran into Jonathan!


Heh-heh. A little zombie humor because, you know, he’s a zombie, and that’s a zombie… *cough* Moving on, here’s the random views from my table on day one:

We did discover…

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