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Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons… Redheart by Jackie Gamber

Posted by on May 22, 2012 in Books, Indie Projects & Promotions, Seventh Star Press, Teaser Tuesdays | 10 comments

Teaser Tuesdays No. 9

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading (she also hosts some other great memes) . Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

Grab your current read

 Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that pag

 BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

 Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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Discussing the YA Phenomena in Today’s Pop Culture

Posted by on Apr 19, 2012 in Authors, Books, Entertainment, Guest Posts, Interviews & Interviews with Recipes, Reading, Seventh Star Press | 4 comments

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I want to thank Jackie Gamber for stopping by and talking today about this phenomena of Young Adult fiction. From Harry Potter, to Twilight to this seasons blockbuster hit Hunger Games, which is #1 in the box office and at the book store, Young Adult, or YA as you probably have seen around, is something EVERYONE is reading, not just your tweens and teens. There are more soccer moms sporting “Team Edward” shirts (or tattoos), Dads going to Cons wearing Griffondorf Colors or budding executives sporting a Mockingbird Pin (among other accessories) then the young adults themselves.

You’re only as young as you read: Why adults like YA, too

by Jackie Gamber, author of Redheart and Sela, Books One and Two of the Leland Dragon Series.

I’ve often said that when I first began writing the Leland Dragon Series, I didn’t know it would be classified as a Young Adult story. I just wrote from my characters’ lives. From their hearts. From mine. I gave my characters fears, and hopes and dreams. Then I set about to tell their journey.

Early on, whenever people would ask what I was writing, my answers often varied. “Fantasy”, I’d say. Or, on a different day, “Kallon Redheart. He’s a dragon.” Or maybe, “A novel about a province where humans and dragons once worked together, but now they’re suspicious and fearful of each other.”

Oddly, although my writing descriptions varied, the feedback rarely did. Commonly, I got, “Oh, you write children’s books?”

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