Marie Powell

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? Hawk – young adult historical fantasy

Quick description: If only Hyw could tell someone about his ability to scout through the eyes of a hawk, maybe it would secure his place in Prince Llywelyn’s guard. If only Cat could see her future, now that she’s thirteen and promised to a boy she barely remembers…

When a messenger summons the prince to a secret meeting, Cat and Hyw find themselves in the middle of a war that threatens to destroy Wales. Can they master their special abilities in time to save the royal family – and themselves?

Set during the events of 13th Century Wales, Hawk is a fantasy novel that recreates what life might have been like for two teenagers coming of age.


Brief biography:
Marie Powell was born and raised in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, but now calls Regina home. She has a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Her 30 children’s books are published by Scholastic Canada, Amicus Publishing, Lerner, Crabtree, and others. Her poetry and short fiction appear in literary magazines, while her articles appear in regional and national magazine, broadcast, and online markets. Hawk is her first young adult novel.

Links to buy Marie’s book:
Kobo Books

Marie’s promo links:
Five Rivers Publishing

What are you working on now?
I’m working on the second book in this set, under the working title Hawk and Crown, due out in 2016. As well, I have two more young adult novels on the go, and another historical novel set in late 13th Century Wales. I’m always writing something.

Marie’s reading recommendation:
Lately I’ve been catching up on the new books in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series. I started watching The Dresden Files on TV a few years back, and quickly discovered the books are even better. Two parts cheeky urban fantasy hero and three parts hardboiled detective, Dresden is Chicago’s only wizard private investigator. He and his human and supernatural crew face a full range of villains — everything from the Winter Court to the Sasquatch. Right now I’m enjoying Skin Game, the latest in the series of 14 books (so far).

Susan Bohnet

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What is your latest release and what genre is it? My Life as a Troll is a YA novel

Quick description: Dealing with family friction, the school bully, and the discovery of girls, Jared seeks refuge in Lavascape, the hottest new Internet game around. But, there’s something creepy about how addicting the game is and how troll-like Jared starts to become in real life.

My Life as a Troll is a sometimes funny, always engaging romp into the world of online gaming, through the escapades of Jared, who is doing everything humanly, and sometimes not humanly, possible in his real and fantasy quests.


Brief biography:
Susan Bohnet has an Associate Degree in Arts and Letters with a major in psychology from Ricks College, and a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Human Resource Development from Brigham Young University. She lives in Alberta with her husband, five children, and a cute (but rather naughty) Yorkshire terrier. She has written a newspaper column called Family Frenzi for 18 years and has had two short stories published. My Life as a Troll is her first novel.

Links to buy Susan’s book:
Five Rivers Publishing

Susan’s promo links:
Like My Life as a Troll on Facebook

What are you working on now?
I am working on several young adult novels and a new adult novel. Family humor is also a passion. Plus, an adult novel is on the back burner. I need more burners.

Susan’s reading recommendation:
Lately I have enjoyed Suzanne Collins’ Hunger Games series, Brandon Sanderson’s Alcatraz verses the Evil Librarians, and Marie Lu’s Legend.