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March 19, 2019

A preteen detective solves an important case with an unusual partner.

Ollie Oxley is not pleased about moving again, but his mom’s new job at the Bingham Theater in Granite City, California, may provide some form of permanence. After moving so many times, Ollie’s friend...

March 15, 2019

I recently participated in World Read Aloud Day. It was a blast! But the day only got better when I discovered that one of the librarians who had reached out to me was none other than Stephanie Robinson, co-author of the FAIRDAY MORROW book series.

I am a HUGE fan! It w...

February 1, 2019

Best. Day. Ever. I just finished reading the first chapter of Ollie Oxley and The Ghost to local elementary kids. 👻 Hopped from room to room and it was a BLAST! 🎈My cup is filled to the brim with joy.  #WorldReadAloudDay2019

January 24, 2019

Reviews are coming in and I could not be more thrilled with the response to Ollie Oxley and The Ghost! Here is just one of the reviews posted on GoodReads: 

Ollie is tired of moving. Nothing has been the same since his father left them. They've been moving often enough...

December 16, 2018

You can now pre-order Ollie Oxley and The Ghost: The Search for Lost Gold! I am happy to report that my book was the #1 New Release in Children's 1800s American Historical Fiction! Order Now! 

December 16, 2018

Follow Novel Nineteens on Twitter the 19th of every month as we discuss our debut novels! Ask questions and make comments. Get to know middle grade and young adult authors with novels coming your way in 2019! 

November 16, 2018

My #KidsNeedMentors class just made my day. The kids sent me pictures they drew of their favorite character/part of Because of Winn Dixie. Thank you Miss Polito. Each and every one is a masterpiece. #kidsrock #kidlit #jfp #OllieOxleyandtheGhost

November 14, 2018

Wow! That's the first word that comes to mind after reading this book. Gail Shepherd has written a beautiful novel about friendship, loyalty, and family. There is a lovely cadence to Ms. Shepherd's writing that lulls you into the story and never lets you go. Bravo!

November 11, 2018

The stunning book cover drew me in, but the fantastic writing kept me turning the page. I loved everything about this debut novel by Tara Gilboy. There was nothing cliche about this magical story; it was filled with dark twists and turns that I did not see coming, and...

October 12, 2018

There is no such thing as ghosts. Right? I must admit when it comes to the subject, I'm a bit conflicted. 

I love visiting "haunted" places like the Whaley House in San Diego. It's rumored to be the most haunted house in the United States. I have toured the historic hom...

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