Jeannie has spent much of her life daydreaming herself into other centuries. This tendency has led her to multiple degrees in history and anthropology, and a passion for writing fiction. She is the author of three historical middle grade novels (Katerina’s Wish (2012, McElderry), Searching for Silverheels (2014, McElderry), and Bobby Lee Claremont and the Criminal Element (2017, Holiday House), which have received starred reviews from Booklist, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and Library Media Connection. Other honors include the Willa Award, Colorado Book Award, Junior Library Guild Selection, and inclusion on numbers notable lists, including the Amelia Bloomer List for Feminist Literature, Library of Congress 52 Great Reads List, the New York Public Library Notables, the Jefferson Cup List for Historical Fiction, as well as a variety of state lists. Her favorite stories are those of ordinary people who achieve the extraordinary. She is currently a professor of anthropology and department chair at a college in northern Colorado.
A Mood Reader’s Roadmap
Are you a mood reader? We’ve got you! We’ve put together a list of reads perfect for all of the reading moods, including some of 2020’s hottest reads and what’s about to hit shelves next! In the mood for a fantasy that will take you away for a bit? You should read… The Kinder Poison by … ContinuedSee More
Penguin Teen Cover Reveal Bonanza!
Summer, 2020 is packed full of amazing reads…and you’re about to get an exclusive sneak peek. IT’S TIME FOR THE SUMMER 2020 COVER REVEAL BONANZA. Today, we are revealing not one, not two, but SIX covers, from debut authors to the beloved return of our favorite witchy characters! We may have even snatched an excerpt for each … ContinuedSee More
Every Book Hitting Shelves in May!
It MAY be a very good month for books. Here’s what to look forward to! 5/5: Forged in Fire and Stars by Andrea Robertson – Games of Thrones meets An Ember in the Ashes in this action-packed fantasy from the internationally bestselling author of the Nightshade series. 5/5: How It Feels to Float by Helena Fox – A stunningly gorgeous and deeply … ContinuedSee More
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Every cover we’re OBSESSED with this year so far
2020 is dropping some INCREDIBLE reads. And incredible reads deserve incredible covers. So, we’re sharing some of our favs! Scroll down for some serious book cover eye candy. The Conference of the Birds by Ransom Riggs. There Ransom Riggs goes again. Baffling us all with his ability to find the absolute best vintage photos … ContinuedSee More
Excerpt Alert: THE JEWEL THIEF
Excerpt alert! This week we’re reading The Jewel Thief by Jeannie Mobley, a lush, slow-burn romance set in 17th century France, and based on the history of the Hope Diamond. Scroll down to read an excerpt! Louvre Palace, April 25, 1673 I kneel, gritting my teeth against the pain of my cracked ribs and blistered hand. … ContinuedSee More