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Erin L. Schneider is native to the Pacific Northwest, attended college in Honolulu - and although Hawaiian - should never be allowed on a surfboard. With more than twenty years in corporate merchandising, she’s now a full-time writer living in Seattle with her husband, Neal; their baby boy, Kellan; a rowdy German shepherd named Ronin; and two crazy cats, Ono and Poke. She’s a member of both the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and SCBWI, and is also co-founder of the YA Buccaneers.

SUMMER OF SLOANE is her debut novel, out May 3, 2016 from Disney-Hyperion.

Erin is represented by literary agent Lisa Grubka of Fletcher & Company.

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Nov302011

RTW #107: Best November Read

Similar to Friday Fives, Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ hosted by the fabulous ladies over at YA Highway. Each Wednesday, they post a weekly writing - or reading - related question, and we all get to blog about it!

And this week's topic:

What's the best book you read in November?

I'll admit, my TBR pile is gi-nor-mous right now. I'm talking jam-packed with tons of amazing reads I just can't wait to get to. Reads such as: DAUGHTER OF SMOKE AND BONE, SHUT OUT, HOURGLASS, LOOKING FOR ALASKA, ACROSS THE UNIVERSE, BETWEEN SHADES OF GRAY, NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL, and A NEED SO BEAUTIFUL. And those are only a handful of what's to come, stacked precariously on my dresser, in front of my bed. Waiting. Patiently. 

But alas, revisions, revisions, take precedence over everything else right now. Not to mention, NaNoWriMo (which, I'd like to proudly admit, I will hit the 50k marker tonight!).

However, I have promised myself to read a little something, every night before I go to bed. And because of that, I do have two books I will chalk up to the best I've read in November:

SUPERNATURALLY by Kiersten White

The sequel to PARANORMALCY - which, I must say, had me laughing in silent laugh mode (which on the scale of laughter, is up there pretty high) on several occasions. The second installment, while maybe not as ha-larious as the first, was still entertaining. 

Plus, my copy is an autographed hardback that I won - so that just makes it even better. 

Goodreads Summary:

Evie finally has the normal life she’s always longed for. But she’s shocked to discover that being ordinary can be . . . kind of boring. Just when Evie starts to long for her days at the International Paranormal Containment Agency, she’s given a chance to work for them again. Desperate for a break from all the normalcy, she agrees.

But as one disastrous mission leads to another, Evie starts to wonder if she made the right choice. And when Evie’s faerie ex-boyfriend Reth appears with devastating revelations about her past, she discovers that there’s a battle brewing between the faerie courts that could throw the whole supernatural world into chaos. The prize in question? Evie herself.

So much for normal.

THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER by Michelle Hodkin

I'm actually still reading this one right now. And I will already say, I absolutely love it. It's not at all what I expected (so far) and I know I'm not even to the good stuff yet. Plus, I love the boy, Noah (even if he smokes, he's still yum). And Michelle Hodkin does Teen, amazingly well. 

This one is good. 

GoodReads Summary:

Mara Dyer doesn't think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.

It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can't remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn't believe that after everything she's been through, she can fall in love.

She's wrong.

So, what good books did you read in the past 30 days?

Afterall, that TBR pile of mine is just begging for one more to topple it over!