Guest Post: How Doing What Made Me Happy Turned Into Sparrow by Mary Cecilia Jackson

My sweet father is eighty-seven now and was a scientist in his working life. (Heโ€™d be so tickled to know I was writing about him.) He has a Ph.D in physics (which honestly makes my brain hurt) and has always approached the world from a place of logic and reason and proof. When I was five, he explained surface tension โ€“ in excruciating detail โ€“ when I made the mistake of asking about the ripples in my bathwater. But he has always been so much more than a scientist. He adores classical music, especially opera, and was an avid fiction reader. He could quote the first lines of all his favorite books, among them Rebecca and Scaramouche. My dad understood his bookish daughter.

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Guest Post: Wicked as You Wish Official Dream Cast by Rin Chupeco + Giveaway!

Huge thank you to Rin Chupeco for being here today sharing the official dream cast for her new book, Wicked as You Wish!

Tala Warnock: Ylona Garcia

She is everything how I imagined Tala to look! Small and seemingly harmless, but very much kickass!

Alexei Tsarevich: George Shelley

I really believe that he has the range to pull off someone whoโ€™s both angry that the world has turned its back on him, and terrified that he might not be the good king people expect him to be, at the same time!

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