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GRATITUDE IS AN ATTITUDE

Happy Thanksgiving!

As a member of the Class of 2k14 Fiction Addiction debut novelists, I've been asked to write about something I'm thankful for, as a writer. This is my portion; you can access the entire list of Class of 2k14 authors and their thoughts on  Read More 

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GOURMET IN YA LIT, Part IV

FOOD SHORTAGES & RISKY BEHAVIOR

By Karen Bass

Close your eyes and imagine your perfect feast, think about those succulent dishes, steam wafting up to tease you with their delicious smells. Now pretend you’re imagining that feast when you haven’t had enough to eat for months. Anticipation becomes torture. Your stomach clenches in  Read More 

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GOURMET YA LIT, Part III

This is the third blog article in a series about the importance of food in YA literature.

SACRIFICE, COMMUNION, & FELLOWSHIP

In NO SURRENDER SOLDIER (Merit Press, Jan. 2014) food is significant both literally and symbolically. In Guam, 98 percent of people are Roman Catholic. As a result, Guamanians host huge fiestas, many celebrating villages’ patron saints.  Read More 

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