GREAT SUMMER READS 2019, PART 2 – FEATURING AUTHOR CHERYL CARPINELLO



I’m a retired high school English teacher. A devourer of books growing up, my profession introduced me to writings and authors from times long past. 

Through my studies and teaching, I fell in love with the Ancient and Medieval Worlds. 

Now, I hope to inspire young readers and those Young-at-Heart to read more through my Tales and Legends for Reluctant Readers set in these worlds.





 If they fail…

She could die over 3300 years from home!



Tackle the elements & evil of Ancient Egypt…
A history-changing battle & Time Travel Thriller…


Fifteen-year-old Rosa doesn’t see dead people…
She hears them & talks to them.

When she agrees to help King Tut’s ghost find his lost queen & clear his family’s name, she doesn’t count on falling for him.

She & Tut must also outwit an evil pharaoh determined to stop them…
Even if it means one of them must die.

Get it today and see who triumphs.


2015 IAN Book of the Year Finalist YA
2015 CAL Book Award Finalist YA Fiction
2014 Literary Classics Seal of Approval
2015 Readers’ Favorite Finalist YA
2014 Literary Classics Silver Medal for PreTeen/Tween




Top Ten List:

1.      Things I like to do when not writing:

I enjoy traveling—I will travel anywhere, any time; reading; spending time with my family; and working in the yard. I’m definitely not a housekeeper.

2.      How I relax:

Sitting on the beach in Puerto Aventuras, Mexico!

3.      My favorite color:

Blue’s always been my favorite color. It’s the color of my eyes, of the sky, and of the ocean.

4.      My favorite drink:

Just can’t pass up a good margarita!

5.      My favorite snack:

I devour nachos and Auntie Anne’s pretzels!

6.      My your favorite movies:

Star Wars, The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and The Mummy. I’ve watched each of these so many times that I’ve lost track, and my husband shakes his head when he sees one on and says, “Really?” I just smile.

7.      I am a night owl:

I don’t usually go to sleep until midnight, and now that I’m retired, I’m comfortable not seeing the sun come up in the morning:)

8.      My favorite food:

That would be a smothered shredded beef burrito followed by coconut ice cream.

9.      My favorite concerts:

Elton John, Sting, Paul McCartney, and Mumford & Sons.

10.   If I could live anywhere, it would be in Colorado.


We have the best weather—All four seasons. I live next to the foothills, and a drive up in the Rockies is a cure for any ailment. I can see the world famous Red Rock Amphitheater from my couch, and if the wind is just right, we can hear the concerts. My immediate family is all here, except for one sister who lives in Texas, poor soul. In addition to being a retired teacher, I’m also a retired airline employee. So, when I need a change, it’s so easy just to hop a plane and go to the beach.





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GREAT SUMMER READS 2019, PART 1 – FEATURING AUTHOR KERI BROOKS MCWHORTER





Keri Brooks McWhorter is a sixth generation native of Chandler, Arizona. She’s fourth-generation graduate of Chandler High School, and has a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Arizona State University.

While serving a mission for the LDS Church, she met her husband in New York City. They have three children, a love of family, and an English Bulldog.










  
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Madelyn’s and Ben’s families have been close friends since they moved next door to each other. When Madelyn’s husband Luke died, she swore she’d keep her marriage vows intact by remaining single for the rest of her life. 

She and Ben relied on each other for everything after he joined the widower club. 

Now Madelyn’s daughter is marrying Ben’s son, and everyone’s going to New York City for the wedding – including Heather, the woman Ben’s been dating.

Will Heather succeed in breaking up Madelyn and Ben’s friendship, or will they discover their second love in New York City?






Top Ten List:

 10 fun facts about me
1.     I speak Spanish.
2.     I love organizing spaces.
3.     I am scared of heights.
4.     I could eat chocolate for every meal.
5.     I love dying my hair pink and purple.
6.     I am really good at making mixed sodas.
7.     I LOVE Comicon.
8.     I love reading and collect way too many books.
9.     I love old cars and movies.

10.I love driving a stick shift fast. 





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