Mary Elizabeth Brown

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Mary is a mermaid in training. She is a proud glitter enthusiast, hopeless slushy addict, and avid nail polish collector. Old songs and old movies are her favorites. If she is not on some crazy adventure, you will find her with her nose stuck in a book. Every day she attempts to do at least one thing that scares her.

I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with Alexandra Bracken -- author of the gripping and adventurous Darkest Minds trilogy -- on...

“A sibling represents a person's past, present, and future.” –John Corey Whaley, Where Things Come Back  To simply describe John Corey Whaley's debut novel as...

This year marked the second annual YALLWEST Book Festival. YALLWEST is a gigantic festival of books that took place in sunny Santa Monica, April 29th—May...

On April 30th at the YALLWEST book festival in Santa Monica, California, I had the pleasure of sitting down and talking with John Corey Whaley...

Oh boy, have I got an audiobook recommendation for you! Beauty Queens, written and narrated by Libba Bray, is a hilarious concoction of feminism,...

Don't let the title 13 Ways of Looking at a Fat Girl scare you. Mona Awad's debut novel is wonderfully nuanced, examining both our weight-obsessed culture...

Survivors can not be the only people concerned with this issue.  Last year a documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival about the rampant occurrence...

This month's book, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë, tells the story of an orphaned girl's coming-of-age and her quest for a home. Throughout the...

Have you ever thought to give someone a flower crown for their birthday? Flower crowns make great birthday presents. Why buy a normal plastic...

Quality bookcases can be quite expensive, and inexpensive ones can be very flimsy and unsturdy. I was recently in need of a new bookcase, and I didn't want...