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A Sliver of Sun

So which format do you prefer when it comes to reading? Digital or print? It's been a hotly debated topic these past few years, for sure. Personally, I feel both have good and bad points. I have an online subscription to Writer's Digest. I also follow various publishing industry newsletters, and frequently peruse news headlines online. And digital books are awesome for travelling when you're trying to pack light. But if forced to choose between the two formats, I would unequivocally choose print! Why? Allow me to count the ways.

  1. I love the feel and smell of physical books. I love to hold them in my hands.
  2. I have several cool, colorful bookmarks that feel sad when they don't get used.
  3. I can't take my iPad out to the hot tub. Okay, so technically, I guess I could, but it wouldn't be very smart. I mean, honestly, can you see me out there, trying to ignore my aching arms as I strive to hold my tablet up above not only the water, but all the steam as well?
  4. I spend a lot of time on the computer writing, researching, ect. Print is a wonderful break for my eyes.

Happily, I'm not alone in my preference for print. How do I know? One way is by the surprising number of parents (and young readers, too) who have written to ask if my e-book, A Sliver of Sun, is also available in print. I've always felt bad, even a little guilty, to have to say, "No, sorry, it's digital only."

UNTIL NOW . . . Which leads me to a very exciting announcement . . . drumroll please . . .

A SLIVER OF SUN is now available in paperback!!!!

A Sliver of Sun is the hilarious, warm-hearted, and piercingly honest story of 10 year old Piper Lee's struggle to find her place in a brand new step-family. Sample the first chapter here. Want your own copy? Here's an easy link. If you read it, please let me know what you think. And thank you :-)

Speaking of reading, here's a few recent books I've enjoyed:

The Boundless, Kenneth Oppel
The Thing about Jellyfish, Ali Benjamin
The Dog Who Saved Me, Susan Wilson
The Tumbling Turner Sisters, Juliette Fay

Until next time . . . happy reading!
Dianna