Thursday, March 7, 2019

Spring into A Young Adult Mystery

The beginning of the Spring season always makes me think of getting outside and sitting in the sun with a new book to read. Finding a new series is always fun, and getting hooked by a new story is even better.

One of the very first young adult books I remember enjoying as a middle school student many years ago was about a teenager who was sent to a dance academy, so when I read the description of my guest author, Christine Grabowski's book, Dickensen Academy, I was hooked:

Dickensen Academy isn’t a typical boarding school. The faculty is hiding an unbelievable secret within their fine arts program. When Autumn Mattison receives an invitation to attend the high school, she yearns to escape her overbearing father yet remains reluctant to leave her mother and brother. Her doubts fade away when a vivid dream convinces her she belongs there.

Away from home, Autumn discovers a unique school environment that awakens her creative potential, and her new friends become like a second family. However, as she uncovers more about the dark side of the school and struggles with its curriculum, she questions whether Dickensen Academy is truly where she belongs.

When tragedy strikes, Autumn must learn to believe in her own power and stand up to her greatest fear or risk having her memories destroyed to protect the school’s secrets. Caught between secrets and dreams, can she find her true self?

Christine graduated with a degree in technical writing and like so many authors, she says she chose to write fiction because she loves reading and always wanted to write fiction. She chose to write young adult books because she loves to write what she reads and many of her favorite books have been young adult novels.

This month Christine is celebrating the six-month release of Dickensen Academy, and she has piled up some wonderful reviews and a number of accolades for her book:
~ Over 100 positive reviews
~ January release of the audio book
~#1 New Release on Amazon in Children's Coming of Age Fantasy (in Sept)
~2018 International Digital Awards Winner
~2019 Chanticleer Paranormal Book Awards Semi-Finalist for Supernatural Fiction (Finalists will be selected in April)
~Selected for 2018 SCBWI Recommended Reading List  

To celebrate, Christine has created a Rafflecopter to win a $15 gift card to Amazon. (See the link below to enter.)

 For more on Christine, here is her contact information and the buy links for her book:


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Thank you, Christine for introducing us to your book!

Any comments or questions for Christine?

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