We are happy to share trade reviews for titles across all of our imprints this week. Click "Read More" below for more about the books, the authors, and the reviews.
Publishers Weekly reviewed The Cowboy's Honor by Amy Sandas
Amy Sandas writes historical romance about dashing and sometimes dangerous men and women who are often reckless, bold, and unconventional. Her affinity for writing began with sappy pre-teen poems and led to a Bachelor's degree with an emphasis on Creative Writing from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She lives with her husband and children in Wisconsin.
Visit her online at amysandas.com.
Booklist and Publishers Weekly reviewed Bad Influence by Stefanie London
Stefanie London is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her books have been called “genuinely entertaining and memorable” by Booklist, and her writing was praised as “elegant, descriptive and delectable” by RT Magazine.
Originally from Melbourne, Australia, Stefanie now lives in Toronto, Canada with her husband. She loves to read, collect lipsticks, watch zombie movies and drink coffee. Her bestselling book, Pretend It's Love, was a 2016 Romantic Book of the Year finalist with the Romance Writers of Australia.
You can visit her at www.stefanie-london.com.
Publishers Weekly reviewed Woman 99 by Greer Macallister
Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a novelist, poet, short story writer, and playwright who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from American University. Her debut novel The Magician’s Lie was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, and a Target Book Club selection. It has been optioned for film by Jessica Chastain's Freckle Films. Her novel Girl In Disguise, also an Indie Next pick, received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, which called it “a well-told, superb story.” She lives with her family in Washington, DC.
Visit her online at greermacallister.com.
School Library Connection reviewed A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel
Alyssa Sheinmel is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels for young adults including Faceless and R.I.P. Eliza Hart. She is the co-author of the The Haunting of Sunshine Girl and its sequel, The Awakening of Sunshine Girl. Alyssa grew up in Northern California and New York and attended Barnard College. She currently lives and writes in New York. Follow Alyssa on Instagram @alyssasheinmel and Twitter @AlyssaSheinmel or visit her online at alyssasheinmel.com.
Publishers Weekly reviewed The Following by Jeffry W. Johnston
Jeffry W. Johnston has published about thirty-five short stories and more than two hundred articles. His first young adult novel, Fragments, was an Edgar Award nominee for Best Young Adult Mystery and a Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers selection by YALSA. He is also the author of The Truth. He lives in the Philadelphia area with his wife and their teenage son. Visit him at jeffrywjohnston.com.
Booklist reviewed The Genius Habit by Laura Garnett
LAURA GARNETT is a performance strategist, speaker, and the creator of the Zone of Genius methodology. She has helped hundreds of executives and entrepreneurs define what they do better than anyone else and why. She is a regular contributor to Forbes, Success, Time, and others. She lives in New York.
Visit her online at lauragarnett.com.
Booklist reviewed She/He/They/Me by Robyn Ryle
Dr. Robyn Ryle is an author, speaker, and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Hanover College, IN. She has written for Gawker, Little Fiction/Big Truths, and CALYX Journal.
Publishers Weekly reviewed Murder by Matchlight by E.C. R. Lorac
E.C.R. Lorac was a pen name of Edith Caroline Rivett (1894-1958) who was a prolific writer of crime fiction from the 1930s to the 1950s, and a member of the prestigious Detection Club. Her books have been almost entirely neglected since her death, but deserve rediscovery as fine examples of classic British crime fiction in its golden age.
Foreword Reviews reviewed A Place for Wolves by Kosoko Jackson
Born and raised in the DC Metro Area, and currently living in Brooklyn, Kosoko Jackson is a digital media strategist for non-profit organizations; which enables his Twitter obsession. Occasionally, his personal essays have been featured on Medium, Thought Catalog, and The Advocate. When not searching for an extra hour in the day, he can be found obsessing over movies, drinking his (umpteenth) London Fog, or writing lengthy Twitter Threads summarizing how Slytherin is the best Hogwarts House. A Place for Wolves is his debut novel. Visit him at kosokojackson.com.
Foreword Reviews reviewed The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco
Despite uncanny resemblances to Japanese revenants, Rin Chupeco has always maintained her sense of humor. Raised in Manila, Philippines, she keeps four pets: a dog, two birds, and a husband. She’s been a technical writer and a travel blogger but now makes things up for a living. Connect with Rin at rinchupeco.com.
Kirkus Reviews reviewed Thinker by Eloise Greenfield, illus. by Ehsan Abdollahi
ELOISE GREENFIELD was born on 17 May 1929 in Parmele, North Carolina and grew up in Washington, DC, where she still lives. She has received many awards and honors, including the Coretta Scott King–Virginia Hamilton Award for Lifetime Achievement and, for the body of her work, the Award for Excellence in Poetry for Children from the National Council of Teachers of English.
Kirkus Reviews reviewed Lexie's Little Lie by Emma Shevah
Emma Shevah is half-Irish and half-Thai and was born and raised in London but now lives in Brighton, England. She runs the literary club at New York University in London and teaches English at Francis Holland School. Her novel Dream On, Amber received a 2017 Odyssey Honor Award for best audiobook produced for children and/or young adults. Visit Emma at emmashevah.com.
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