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Gimbling in the Wabe – For Our Grape Vines, Now Gone

I’ve been grappling with some big ideas lately, hoping to use them in this week’s Gimbling in the Wabe, but so far I’ve been stymied trying to wrestle them into anything even approaching clear and concise. Rather than force the issue, I’m sharing an earlier post which in turn is based on an even earlier experience, […]

Title: Who Needs Air
Author: Cassie Graham
Release Date: April 28, 2017
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They fell in love at thirteen.
He wrote a book about it at twenty.
She watched him walk away at twenty-three.
And he made the New York Times Best Sellers list at twenty-four.

Campbell ‘Cam’ Potter stood idly by as August Wyatt took over the world one word at a time. Chapter by chapter, people fell in love with the story he created – the events she lived. And now the book was being made into a movie, it was only a matter of time before August was back in their small hometown in Georgia.

The problem was, when August left five years ago, Cam made a promise to herself. The ending in his book would be the conclusion to their story. There was no sequel, no second chance, no possibility of ever seeing him again. He obliterated her heart and she was determined to never let it happen again.

That is, until Cam gets a late night text from the heartbreaker himself.
New chapters are written, fresh storylines are explored and Cam and August find a familiarity in one another.

Sometimes THE END doesn’t mean it’s over.

Cassie Graham is a fiery redhead with an intense love for fairytales–angsty, suspenseful fairytales–but fairytales nonetheless. She’s had all kinds of jobs–but the one she loves the most is being a writer. She finds solace in it.

She’s also the mom to a beautiful little girl. Her greatest joy is watching her grow.

Cassie has always loved to write and is so thankful that she’s able to do it full-time. She’s very lucky to have a husband who works non-stop so she can live out her dream. He’s the reason why writing romance is so easy.

Cassie is a born and raised Arizona girl. Though she has moved around a bit, her home always calls to her. It’s where her heart will remain.

If Cassie isn’t writing, she’s more than likely cooking in the kitchen with her daughter or has her nose buried deep in a good book. She loves front porch sitting, drinking coffee, and constantly dating her husband.


Excerpt and Giveaway: Martians Abroad by Carrie Vaughn

MARTIANS ABROAD Carrie Vaughn A Tor Hardcover ISBN: 9780765382207 / 0765382202  E-book ISBN: 9781466886476 On-sale: January 17, 2017 Teenage Polly Newton has one single-minded dream: to be a starship pilot and travel the galaxy. But her mother, the director of the Mars Colony, derails Polly’s plans when she sends Polly and her genius twin brother, Charles, to Galileo Academy on […]


Coming to the Stacks: January 2017

NON – FICTION Viral personality who is frequently referred to as “Chewbacca Mom” Candace Payne’s story where she opens up about her journey through poverty, shame and depression and shares her secrets to maintaining joy and embracing freedom in the midst of life’s challenges, to Stephanie Smith at Zondervan, in a two-book deal, for publication […]


Enjoying The Silmarillion

I have exactly four books that I’ve owned for longer than The Silmarillion, which I’ve owned in paperback since roughly 1989. The older books I own are The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Return of the King all by J.R.R. Tolkien, and The Story of Ferdinand by Robert Lawson. It took me […]


LitChat Interview: Jenny Bent, The Bent Agency

In a career spanning 15 years, Jenny Bent has made a practice of making bestsellers – either by spotting new talent or developing careers for multi-published authors. Her list is varied and includes commercial fiction and nonfiction, literary fiction and memoir. All the books she represent speak to the heart in some way: they are […]