Book Review: And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer by Fredrik Backman

31373633This is my first book from Fredrik Backman and I don’t know how to describe nor to express how painful and nostalgic this book is. I think Fredrik Backman is trying to capture the raw feelings and emotions of a person into writing which is brilliant. The book started with nostalgia, like the movies that were narrated in third person point of view. With just a paragraph in the start of the book, I’m sold. How come this author knows how to make a person interested in his book?

Maybe it is because of ideal? Or the message that he wants a reader to pick up along the way? Or maybe he just wants us to see the bigger picture of reality in his book. And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer is set with a Grandson and a Grandfather. They are pretty similar. I mean, both characters have their own distinct personalities that make them familiar. Isn’t that what real life is? You don’t have what your father or your mom likes. Sometime in between, we feel connected with our grandparents and most of the time we feel like our parents don’t understand us. Personally, I agree. Because that is what I see in this book, it dwells on how life is a cycle that most of the parents and their child has a conflict of interest and most of the time, the grandparents and the grandchild connected at some point.

This book speaks a lot of regrets, longing, what ifs, hopefuls, and must have been. It talks about how life wasted in a blink of an eye without watching his son growing up because he was busy giving them a life. And the cycle repeats because that’s the only thing that they know how to provide life. Kind of sad because at some point you could see the child wanting – wishing for his father’s attention and time. And what is painful in this book is the factor that aging – being old is the indicator that you are going to leave this life. They talk about this in a child approach but if an adult would read this, this is definitely a painful one because it could hit the core.

And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer is a beautiful book that shows the true color of life. The combination of love, sadness, perspective, and realizations are on point. It is not just a novella, it is a story of life in papers that has magic in its words.



  • Isn’t that the best of all life’s ages, an old man thinks as he looks at his grandchild. When a boy is just big enough to know how the world works but still young enough to refuse to accept it.
  • “When a star fades it takes a long time for us to realize, as long as it takes for the last of its light to reach Earth.”
  • “When a brain fades it takes a long time for the body to realize. The human body has a tremendous work ethic; it’s a mathematical masterpiece, it’ll keep working until the very last light. Our brains are the most boundless equation, and once humanity solves it. It’ll be more powerful than when we went to the moon. There’s no greater mystery in the universe than a human. Do you remember what I told you about failing?” “The only time you’ve failed is if you don’t try once more.”
  • “Our teacher made us write a story about what we want to be when we’re big,” Noah tells him. “What did you write?” “I wrote that I wanted to concentrate on being little first.” “That’s a very good answer.” “Isn’t it? I would rather be old than a grown-up. All grown-ups are angry, it’s just children and old people who laugh.” “Did you write that?” “Yes.” “What did your teacher say?” “She said I hadn’t understood the task.” “And what did you say?” “I said she hadn’t understood my answer.”
  • “It hurts less and less. That’s one good thing about forgetting things. You forget the things that hurt too.”


6485178Fredrik Backman is the #1 New York Times bestselling author off A Man Called Ove, My Grandmother Asked Me To Tell You She’s Sorry, Britt-Marie Was Here, Beartown, and a novella, And Every Morning the Way Home Gets Longer and Longer. His books are published in more than forty countries. He lives in Stockholm with his wife and two children.


Book Review: Faking It by Cora Carmack

16172634I was confused when I was starting to read the book just to found out that it is a sequel but with different main characters from the first book. This is a story of Bliss’ best friend, Cade, who loved her. If you have read Losing It – probably by this time, you already know that Bliss didn’t choose Cade. Yeah, it sucks. I know. It was devastating. I mean, I could relate with Cade since he is a good boy! He is always logical and acts accordingly, he knows his stuff and tries to understand every perspective that he could imagine.

What made me hooked on this story was because of Mackenzie or Max, she’s not a typical female protagonist who would go out there and change you. She’s that character who would dwell and think that she doesn’t deserve you. It started in a cafe and Max is in a relationship and Cade was just watching in the cafe. Didn’t he know that Max would beg him to act as if he could be her boyfriend. The reason was that Max’s current boyfriend is someone who had tattoos on his body and Max’s parents are conservative. There’s a battle of hiding yourself and trying to make them understand that you want to be you or to hide under the covers and pretend that you are a good girl to your parents.

At this point, I know that I could relate to Max. I mean, you are not supposed to hide anything from your parents but when you grow up in a different environment that you just want to do your own stuff even if they are against it? Like me, I factor the consequences that I’m going to suffer. Personally, Faking It by Cora Carmack is one of the books that crushes that stereotypical culture of the society. I applaud her for writing a brilliant book that the readers would enjoy, relate with, feel that they are understood, and comedy with a touch of drama and romance in between.

Among the three books that I have read so far from Cora Carmack, I am proud to say that Faking It is at the top of my hierarchy with Roar. Cora Carmack explores the beauty of music, art, theatre, relationship, family, and friendship. She shows us the ugly side of a character that develops into a beautiful person just like the ugly duckling turned into a swan. How a person molds by the past with a mixture of fear and courage that made them into amazing characters in the present. Thank you so much, Cora! For writing this series. I couldn’t get enough!



  • “We spend so much time defending our choice to do this that it becomes hard to show any vulnerability at all. There’s only so many times you can handle someone asking about your fall back for when things don’t work before you start thinking that maybe the fall back should just be your plan.”
  • I just… I get what it’s like to want something, but to try and force yourself to really believe that you don’t. It doesn’t even have to be about love. It’s about wanting something you can’t have or something you don’t think you deserve. Hell, we want the parts that our friends get, even though they’re our friends and we should be happy for them. We sit in the audience and think about how we would have done a role. We want what we can’t have. It’s human nature.
  • Sometimes, it’s the scary things in life that are the most worthwhile.
  • My mother had told me once when I was little and had a friendship fall apart that some relationships just end. Like a star, they burn bright and brilliant, and then nothing in particular goes wrong, they just reach their end. They burn out.
  • Just like with theatre – life sometimes has perfect moments when the stars all align, and you’re exactly where you want to be with great people, doing exactly what you want to do.
  • “Pain changes us. Mine made me want to be perfect, so that no one could ever want to leave me again.”
  • Living is hard. And every day our feet get heavier and we pick up more baggage. So, we stop and take a breath, close our eyes, reset our minds. It’s natural. As long as you open your eyes and keep going.
  • Life was easier when you stopped caring, when you stopped expecting things to get better.
  • “Some things in the world are outside even your control.”
  • “The best parts of life are the things we can’t plan. And it’s a lot harder to find happiness if you’re only searching in one place. Sometimes, you just have to throw away the map. Admit that you don’t know where you’re going and stop pressuring yourself to figure it out. Besides… a map is a life someone else already lived. It’s more fun to make your own.”


6535659Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Losing It series.

Book Review: Losing It by Cora Carmack

16034964Hilarious. Delightful. Adorable. Losing It by Cora Carmack is undeniably one of the crazy romance books that I’ve read. I couldn’t stop smiling, I couldn’t look away – I just simple devour the book because you are going to be swayed by the cuteness of the characters and their unforgettable pleasing and crazy personalities. It was a light read and I lost myself in the book than I intend to.

Bliss and Garrick’s encounter reminds me of Slammed by Colleen Hoover. Although, there are circumstances that you wouldn’t expect to fall in the same category, it kinds of surprises me how Cora Carmack deliver the insecurities of Bliss, the hidden image of Bliss’ friends (later on to be discussed in the next blog post), and how thoughtful and laid back Garrick could be in the novel.

I don’t know what magic there is but Cora Carmack magically combined the romance,  emotions, quirkiness, thrill and discovering in one book. There’s this one scene in the book that made me hold my breath. The descriptions were so vivid that I could drown myself in between pages. I couldn’t even put the book down.

With that said, I am hoping to read more books from Cora Carmack. Also, one of the factors that made me read this book because her Roar was one of my best books of 2017. You need to check it out, guys. Swing by with this romantic book and fall in love not just once, not just twice, but thrice.



6535659Cora Carmack is a twenty-something writer who likes to write about twenty-something characters. She’s done a multitude of things in her life– boring jobs (like working retail), Fun jobs (like working in a theatre), stressful jobs (like teaching), and dream jobs (like writing). She enjoys placing her characters in the most awkward situations possible, and then trying to help them get a boyfriend out of it. Awkward people need love, too. She is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Losing It series.

Book Review: Psycho Analysis by V.R. Stone

31559996This book is a recommendation from Shaine of Wanderer in Neverland and probably my first attempt at reading a psychological, mystery, and thriller genre that has a connection with the medical field. This certain specific mixture of genres and preference are my own personal choices since I have this huge attraction on human behaviour, personality beyond the reputation, and of course, the darkness lies in each of us.

Psycho Analysis is a book that we could presume as dark, vivid, and imaginative. The pretense of the book displays so much connection to reality that inclined the readers more to read the novel. Personally, there are chapters that I find less engaging however there’s an impact on knowing the personality of the suspect more and more that makes me want to finish the book. It is interesting to know the actions, the thinking, the decisions, and the path that a suspect would choose once the trap has been set.

The book wasn’t impactful as I hope it was but it was delivered in such coordinate tone that I can see clearly the results of their actions. What made me continue reading this novel is because I wanted to know more about the past of criminal. Somehow, I’m trying to make myself believe that each person’s personality was affected or at least influenced by their environment, events in life – may it be hardships or achievements, and peers.  And it was stated in the book that there are people who could find pleasure in things that may not seem normal to the society. It challenges the mind of the readers. I’m asking myself the what ifs, the could have been, that maybe those unacceptable actions could be acceptable actions if it weren’t dictated by the law nor by the society.

It definitely stimulates one’s mind and questions their stance on morality. The concept and premise of the book are outstanding, however, it lacks the impact and the story is too predictable. I like how the author crafted the personalities of the characters but the execution of the story gave away too much to made significance to the readers. I could appraise the fast-paced, well-written writing style since I devour the book with just two nights and I commend that by reading Psycho Analysis as my introduction to the genre ignited my curiosity towards the topic.

Psycho Analysis by V.R. Stone is a good story to read if you need some distraction or change in your genre preference. It will make your mind question a lot of things and a conflict in your conscience will fight for what you believe in. The question after reading this book is: How far can human understand a mind of a human? That would seem an irrelevant question but if you will look into it in a deeper level of understanding, fear could invoke because we don’t know what underlying capabilities could human do if we try to go deeper than what we already have.



15643947V.R Stone is the author of psychological crime thriller PsychoAnalysis. The book is set in London, where he lives and works. He also holds a degree in Psychology.

V.R. has always buried himself in stories – films, books, TV – so it seemed natural to make up some of his own. The real world is boring, he’d rather live in the more exciting one that exists on screen or on the page!

Roll the Dice by Wayne Avrashow

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What happens when one of America’s biggest rock stars leaves the Las Vegas stage to run for the United State Senate?

The ultimate celebrity candidate, Tyler Sloan is no stranger to politics – his estranged father was a California governor who narrowly lost a Presidential campaign. He runs as a political independent, refuses campaign contributions, and dismisses special interests and lobbyists.

Sloan is caught in a political campaign fraught with; sexual scandal, corruption and conflicting loyalties.  Will he be able to navigate through political turbulence and his own past to win the race?



            There have been countless fiction and non-fiction books adapted to the screen. My list of great films that were derived from books includes the classics; The Godfather, Schindler’s List, Gone with the Wind and the Wizard of Oz. Our entertainment world is richer because of both the books and the films.

            What elements are necessary for a movie to be a great adaptation? What is the ultimate goal? What is the sweet spot?

            First, the disclaimer—in art there are no hard and fast guidelines. It’s art.

            A successful adaptation will have a film that completes the story, creates a universal, visual image to the protagonist, edits out the background details and has a quicker pace for a two-hour film.

            The sweet spot is when a movie is true to the novel’s characters, pacing and plot; but conveys unique qualities that result in a movie as memorable as the book. The movie needs to enhance the most memorable moments of a book. Ideally, a film maker respects the novel, but trims what needs to be trimmed and focuses on what needs to be focused on. Ideally, the director has a new “take” on the novel.

            There are numerous reasons why a book is a natural starting point for a movie—the novel has the story, characters and plot. A screenwriter does not begin with a blank page. The latest adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie is a classic story with numerous television and film adaptations. A screenwriter can read the novel and place the characters in numerous locales and scenarios.

            A novelist focuses on characters, plot and pacing. The novel has the time to complete the characters, fills in the blanks of their thinking and motivations. The novelist does not have the worries that plague filmmakers of actual filming; lighting, sound, inclement weather, temperaments of actors and directors or logistics that exist in films.

            A great film immerses the viewer with sight and sound. The visual images and expansive sound transport you when sitting in a dark theater or living room. This is where the director’s imagination comes to life. One of the most enjoyable aspects of any adaptation is to hear the dialogue spoken by a great actor or actress.

            The purpose of adapting a novel is to illustrate and create visual depth to the author’s work. Books are far more detailed and offer their own rich, compelling experience. A good read is: thought-provoking, escapism, illuminating, and ideally, makes the reader pause to think about the meaning or characters of what they just read. When I close the book of a good novel, I yearn to read the next chapter. A good read is a long and satisfying meal. A novel’s pace is always slower than the film. I savor a good novel far longer than a two-hour film.

            Let’s look at four book-to-movie adaptations. Critics of the film The Hunger Games claim the film was too similar to the novel, it was too faithful. I loved both the novel and film, The Godfather. The audience was hooked in the film’s opening scene with Marlon Brando’s memorable half-speak, half-mumbles. One wave of the great actor’s hand spoke volumes.

            The Great Gatsby is a classic American novel. Yet both film adaptations fell short, despite great actors; Robert Redford in the 1970s and Leonardo DiCaprio in 2013. The novel’s characters and dialogue possessed emotional insight, but the 2013 film appeared chaotic with its visual explosions of color and decor.

            J.K. Rawling’s Harry Potter has a unique place in the pantheon. My wife and I read the novels to our young sons until they could read for themselves. The novel forces its readers to employ their imagination with the characters. Reading the book and visualizing the Hogwarts School was a supremely enjoyable exercise. The movie also delivered. The special effects were outstanding and seeing Alan Rickman portray the life of anguish of Severus Snape was uniquely fulfilling.

            There have been many stories of authors being thrilled or betrayed by the film adaptation. I hope I have that opportunity with my novel Roll the Dice.


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wayneWayne Avrashow was the campaign manager for two successful Los Angeles City Council campaigns and a Deputy/Chief of Staff to those two elected City Council members. He served as a senior advisor for a successful city-wide referendum in the City of Los Angeles, co-authored ballot arguments on Los Angeles County-wide measures, served as Chairman for a Los Angeles County ballot measure, and was a Los Angeles government Commissioner for nearly twenty years. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Yaroslavsky Institute, a public policy institute founded by long time Southern California elected official, and now UCLA professor, Zev Yaroslavsky.

His background in politics, government, business, and law provides unique insight into the machinations and characters that populate political campaigns.

Wayne is a practicing attorney who specializes in government advocacy, real estate, and business law. Formerly, he was an officer in two real estate development firms.  As a lawyer-lobbyist, he has represented clients before numerous California municipalities and in Nevada and Idaho. He has lectured at his law school and taught at Woodbury University in Los Angeles. He has also authored numerous op-ed articles that appeared in daily newspapers, legal, business, and real estate publications.  In addition, he is the author of a self-published book for the legal community, Success at Mediation—10 Strategic Tools for Attorneys.




Triple Cross Killer by Rosemarie Aquilina

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Have you ever wondered what really happens to Santa Claus letters?  In Detroit and Sarasota some children’s letters are diverted and reviewed by Nick Archer, a religiously obsessed, narcissist. Nick responds, leaving a trail of devastation in the two cities.

In Detroit, co-ed partners and wise-cracking lovers, detectives Jaq McSween and David Maxwell, team up with Sarasota detectives Abel Mendoza and his partner, Rabbit, to find this daunting killer.

When Jaq’s friend, the lovely nurse, Rita Rose, takes a chance on love again, she gets caught in Nick’s web. Working with the ME, she joins in, adding her perspective when events take a sinister turn.

Can this diverse team of characters pool their insights, barbs, and taste for bad food to save Rita when she discovers the final clues or will she become the next victim?


Abel and his Coney Hot Dog’s

Each of the four detectives in Triple Cross Killer have their quirks, but none as pronounced as Sarasota Detective Abel Mendoza with his chronic hunger for Detroit’s American Coney hot dogs. Abel’s appetite for dogs results in a constant detour to sit at the American Coney Island or order take-out. When American Coney is out of range, you will find Abel alternatively eating A&W Coney dogs.

Sarasota Detective Abel Mendoza takes his Coney Island hot dogs seriously. Abel, often to the consternation of his Sarasota partner, Detective Ronald Randall—also known as Rabbit, and Detroit Detectives Jaq McSween and David Maxwell will neither address nor change his eating habits nor his hot-dog-shaped physique. Whenever the detectives are within smelling distance to the American Coney Island Hot Dog establishment on Lafayette in Detroit you will find them seated at a table where the center of it is filled with Coney Dogs. No one gets between Abel and his hot dogs. And, Abel is aptly pirouetting a happy hot dog dance because 2017 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of the Detroit’s American Coney Island.

Abel’s love for Coney dogs began in-utero when during his mother’s pregnancy she lived and worked in Detroit for a brief time after which his father had American Coney Island hot dogs with all the trimmings shipped to her until he was born. For his fifth birthday his mother ordered him a surprise Take Home Coney Kit shipped from Detroit, Michigan to his Sarasota, Florida birthday party. Abel fell in hunger-lust with the specially-seasoned, natural-skin-casing hot dog from Dearborn Sausage and the Keros family secret recipe American Coney Island Chili Sauce developed decades before Abel was born. To this day, Abel piles on the fine mustard and sweet chopped onions that add to the distinctive taste of the American Coney Island Hot Dog. Rabbit carries along chewing gum and mints and air freshener because he knows interfering with a dog and Abel is futile.



Jaq covered the bed table with Coney dogs, fries, and drinks. “You have to share ’cause we’re starved.” Abel grinned and helped distribute the food from the bag.

Rita grabbed a fry. “Did you leave anything for any other Detroiters at American Coney Island?”

“Look little lady, I plan on eating my share till we’re on the plane.” Abel stuffed a Coney dog in his mouth, then licked his fingers and grinned.



Shortly after nine thirty, Abel clomped in and called out to Rabbit as he approached. “I’ve got the ticket. Si. But it’s on a really long reel.” He set an A&W bag on the corner stack of papers on Rabbit’s desk.

“Spending time at the American movies again?” Rabbit stuck a straw in the soda lid. “Explains your bearing gifts of soda and chili dogs this early. Americans prefer donuts, bagels, and eggs for breakfast.”

“Si. I’m not married to two women for a reason. You’re beginning to sound like my other wife. I’ll wait till we go to counseling to answer?” Abel’s face contorted like it did when he’d emptied the dog bag. He pushed the bag at Rabbit to take the first helping.

Rabbit reached into the A&W bag. “You’re forgiven, my stomach thinks it’s lunchtime. Try thinking about the phrase: you are what you eat.” He took a long drink. “This additional Mountain Dew will replace my lost hours of sleep.”

Abel lowered his voice. “My wife put me on a diet. She makes green food. This is my only real food.”


So if you want to hang out with these fun-loving wise-cracking detectives, look for them at your local Coney hot dog vendor. Abel is sure to be causing a Coney hot dog shortage in an area they travel in.

See you between the pages. And, by the way, I love Coney dogs, too!


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RosemarieRosemarie Aquilina is the mother of five children. Elected as a 30th Circuit Court Judge serving in the General Trial Division, after having served as a 55th District Court Judge in Mason, Michigan, she takes pride in public serve.

In 1986, Judge Aquilina became the first female JAG Officer in the history of the Michigan Army National Guard, she retired in 2006 with twenty years Honorable Service.  She is an adjunct law professor at both Western Michigan University—Thomas M. Cooley Law School and Michigan State University College of Law and has earned teaching awards at both institutions. Judge Aquilina is the former owner of Aquilina Law Firm, PLC, and former host of a syndicated radio talk show called Ask the Family Lawyer.



Interview with Jessika Fleck!



The Castaway Carnival: fun, mysterious, dangerous.

Renowned for its infamous corn maze… and the kids who go missing in it.

When Olive runs into the maze, she wakes up on an isolated and undetectable island where a decades-long war between two factions of rival teens is in full swing.

Trapped, Olive must slowly attempt to win each of her new comrades’ hearts as Will—their mysterious, stoically quiet, and handsome leader—steals hers.

Olive is only sure about one thing: her troop consists of the good guys, and she’ll do whatever it takes to help them win the war and get back home.


First off, thanks so much for having me here at The Royal Polar Bear Reads! I’m super excited to be a part of the Debut Author Dash and love that we were paired up!

  1. How did The Castaways turn into a novel? What was your inspiration? What made you write this book? Who are the people who pushed you to write The Castaways?

The Castaways began as two separate ideas that came together during a walk through a corn maze. The first part was about a friend of mine who was struggling with her daughter being cruelly bullied. They had been on my mind quite a bit. The other part had to do with portals and alternative dimensions, unsolved mysteries like the Bermuda Triangle. Right around that time we took our daughters to the pumpkin patch, and, as we always do, raced through the corn maze. During that walk (I was with our youngest who was more interested in roaming than winning), my mind reeled. Somehow, in this brain of mine, the idea for The Castaways was born.

My daughters are always a significant source of inspiration. It’s important to me for them to see me work for what I want and to follow my passions. I’m also equally pushed to write by my characters and their stories. Wherever they come from–whether completely fabricated or based in some truth–their stories become very real and important to tell.

  1. What was the hardest part of writing The Castaways?

The most challenging part of writing The Castaways was definitely finding a smooth transition between Olive’s contemporary world and her fantasy world (I’m pretty sure my editor would agree ;). Jumping genres midway through a book is a risk and we worked really hard to get it right.

  1. What was the lesson you want to impart to your readers when they read The Castaways?

I try not to be too heavy-handed with lessons and themes, though this book definitely had some pretty obvious ones. The value of working together, friendship and family, of choosing to be kind, and of being true to yourself and accepting and loving that self-care certainly has woven throughout.

  1. What challenges did you have to overcome when writing this novel?

Writing two groups of very different characters (many with their own arcs) was highly challenging and took several rewrites.

  1. Given the chance to date someone, dead or alive, fictional or not, who would it be and what will you do on your date?

Oh, my goodness… This is definitely a hard one, but if I HAD to choose, hands down, it would be the character ‘Death’ (one of my faves of all time) from The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak and we’d simply walk along streets of Venice (one of my favorite places ever) and talk all night long.  

  1. If you are going to give your 10-year-old self advice today, what would it be?

I’d assure her that she’s extremely smart and tell her not to let anyone convince her otherwise. Also, that one day she’ll look back at how she’s styling her bangs and do a major face-palm. (It was the late eighties)

  1. Was it your dream to become a writer? If you are not a writer today, what will be your career path?

Not at all. I stumbled upon writing in an attempt to tap back into my creativity after having children. If I wasn’t an author today, I’d probably be an advocate for new mothers and breastfeeding in public (something near and dear to me) or, I don’t know, possibly go back to working in social services (my college degree) or go back to school for a librarian degree because books. ❤

  1. Totally Random: Thoughts about depression?

As someone who has struggled with a traumatic brain injury and the resulting anxiety and depression, I have LOTS of thoughts. I believe it can be just as hard and taxing and stressful as having a physical chronic illness. I hate that it’s so stigmatized by our society–we need to have a serious wake-up call to mental illness in regard to perception and shaming and health care in our country. Mostly, we need education, from a young age, that depression and mental illness isn’t something that people choose or don’t choose and that there is help in many forms and that access, while often hard to come by and expensive (again, we need health care reform in this regard), *is* available.

  1. What made you decide to write in the fantasy genre?

Honestly, I can’t imagine writing anything else–at least not with near as much passion. Our world needs all the magic it can get right now and I’m happy to provide a little through my books.

  1. What is your favorite quote in your book and why?

Olive’s, “Just be.” Because, such great words to live by.


15452326Jessika Fleck is an author, unapologetic coffee drinker, and knitter — she sincerely hopes to one day discover a way to do all three at once. Until then, she continues collecting vintage typewriters and hourglasses, dreaming of an Ireland getaway, and convincing her husband they NEED more kittens. Her YA debut, THE CASTAWAYS (Entangled TEEN), is now available. Her next YA novel, THE OFFERING (Swoon Reads/Macmillan) is due out in the fall, 2018. More at