It’s massive now. It wasn’t then. Oh dear, can it be cured, I hear you ask. I do hope not. What I am describing is the collection of books written for teenagers, middle grade and young adult.
Only in recent years have these sections of the library blossomed into a wealth of literature that offers entertainment, reassurance, understanding and insight to young people.
Oases in the Desert?
From 11-14 were crucial formative reading years for me. But in the comparative desert of books for that age, how did I find the authors that would one day contribute to the creation of Amanda Cadabra and her cozy paranormal mystery world?
The answers lie a click away. Short story author and poet
has just generously treated me to a guest blog post space on her splendid book review website,
The World of My Imagination
. If you love books, do check out her YouTube
An Ode To Books
. It is simply one of the most beautiful and moving videos I have ever seen.
And now to revelations of my love affair and subsequent teenage dreams … Just click the image and …
Back soon with news of the paperback version (it’s now available on Kindle) of
Amanda Cadabra and The Hidden Depths
, now very close to publication. Plus one more free day for Book 1.
Cat adorer and chocolate lover, Holly Bell is a photographer and video maker when not writing. Holly lives in the UK and is a mixture of English, Scottish, Cornish and Welsh, among other ingredients. Her favourite cat is called Bobby. He is black. Like the hat in her cupboard. Purely coincidental.
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