Tuesday, October 22, 2013

CINDERSKELLA by Amie and Bethanie Borst

Cinderskella - a middle-grade fiction
Cindy is just a normal eleven and three-quarter year-old. At least until she wakes up one night and finds out she’s dead. Well, she isn't technically dead—she just doesn't have any hair . . . or a nose . . . or skin. Yep—all bones, no body. Human by day and skeleton by night, Cindy is definitely cursed. And because her mother recently died, Cindy has no one to turn to except a father who’s now scared of her and an evil stepmother who makes her do the housecleaning with a toothbrush. To make matters worse, the Spring Fling dance is approaching, and Ethan, the cutest boy in sixth grade, doesn’t seem to know Cindy exists. Of course, Cindy doesn’t think letting Ethan find out she’s part skeleton is the best way to introduce herself. While facing such perils as pickled pig’s feet, a wacky fortune teller, and a few quick trips to the Underworld, Cindy’s determined to break the curse—even for a single night.

Amie Borst still believes in unicorns, uses glitter whenever possible and accessorizes in pink. She enjoys eating chocolate while writing and keeps a well-stocked stash hidden away from her family. A native New Yorker she currently resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, three children and a cute dog named Lily. She wishes she had a hot-pink elevator with carnival lights to travel the world. But for now, her minivan will have to do.

Bethanie Borst is a spunky 13-year-old who is an avid archer with Olympic dreams, enjoys the outdoors, loves reading and is quick to make lasting friendships. When she is not writing, she swings on a star.

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Monday, October 14, 2013


Front of house
Well, my husband and I finally found and bought a house (YAHOO!) that we will be in for a long time. The house is right next to my in-law's where were were temporarily living for 9 months. We had an easy time moving our belongings after my husband cut a gap in the fence between the properties (with his parent's permission, of course - LOL). Though I'm staying extremely busy with all the unpacking and organizing, I'm grateful to have found a good home on almost an acre of property where we plan to plant fruit trees, a garden and add some more lawn. The cute home was built in the early 80s, but has been well cared for by a great family. It isn't a big house, but fits within our tight budget, and also fits our family, so we're extremely happy and feeling blessed. :)
Maple trees with autumn leaves in front of house

Driveway lined with beautiful trees and vegetation

Side view of back patio surrounded by lovely trees

My husbands shop - his "man cave" : )
The biggest and most beautiful kitchen I've ever had (disregard the messy counters while I'm still organizing)

Living Room with our old couches, ratty coffee table, my digital piano and a giant plush fish under some pillows in the corner

Friday, October 11, 2013


Hi ya'll! Just a quick post to let you know that I've been really slow with social networking and posts because I bought a house (YAHOO!) and have been moving into it for the past seek. I am up to my eyeballs in unpacking and organizing. Will pick up on social interaction when things settle down for again.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Book Signing October 5th in Murray, Utah!

FOR THOSE IN MURRAY, UTAH, or close by, I'm signing books at the Murray Barnes and Noble (5249 South State Street) tomorrow, Saturday, October 5th from 12pm to 4pm. For those watching General Conference, you can come between sessions! :D (I'll be catching up on the talks later on the internet). If anyone knows anyone in the area who would be interested in the signing, please share, please please please! I'll also be signing on the 9th of November at the Sugarhouse Barnes and Noble.