Saundra Mitchell

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September 03, 1973

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Saundra Mitchell is the author of SHADOWED SUMMER, THE VESPERTINE, THE SPRINGSWEET, THE ELEMENTALS and MISTWALKER. In non-fiction, she’s the author of the THEY DID WHAT!? series for middle grade readers. She’s also the editor of the YA anthology DEFY THE DARK. IN 2018, HarlequinTEEN will publish her next anthology, ALL OUT.

Writing as Jessa Holbrook, she published her first romantic contemporary YA with Razorbill, WHILE YOU’RE AWAY. In summer 2014, she debuted WILD, her first YA novel writing as Alex Mallory.

SHADOWED SUMMER was the 2010 winner of The Society of Midland Authors Book Award for Children’s Fiction and a 2010 Edgar® Award Nominee. It was chosen as a Junior Library Guild selection and an ALAN Pick in 2009.

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I’m taking a social media hiatus right now. It’s too easy to lose myself in endless conversations instead of doing the work I want and need to do: writing and editing books. I will be off social media for all of March, and we’ll see about April. If you need me, of course you can always e-mail me at hi DOT saundra AT gmail DOT com. Love, love, love and all the best wishes for you for this spring...

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"(I received an advance copy of this book for free. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)

“I’m everything. I’m the whole world.”


This was a YA contemporary romance story, featuring a gay boy, and a transgender girl.

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“Do forgive me.... I've no reputation of my own, and I forget they matter.”
Saundra Mitchell, The Vespertine

“The stars could have burned out around us, the moon could have fallen from the sky, and I wouldn't have known it. Not when he leaned indecently close and pressed his cheek against mine to murmur, "Tell me a secret."
I wanted him to tell me how he stopped time like that. How he read my mind. I wanted to admit I wondered if thoughts of me troubled him when he lay awake at night. But I could make none of that come to my lips....
Instead... I whispered back, "I've seen the future."
He didn't laugh. He didn't mock, not like he had done at Privalovna's performance. In the middle of our waltz, he stopped, nose to nose with me. He uncovered me with a look that somehow bared him, too.
And his question told me everything - that he stopped time because he needed me, that he read my mind because we were one. That I troubled his nights, indeed, because what he asked revealed it all.
"Am I with you there?”
Saundra Mitchell, The Vespertine

“Could you have possibly put more water between us?”
Saundra Mitchell, The Vespertine

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The 2nd annual Nothing but Reading Challenges' Best 'DRESS'ed Cover Poll. (2012 edition.)

Help us pick out the best DRESSed cover of 2012. If you don't see one of your favorites please feel free to add it. Just make sure you add it to the right dress category and that the cover came out in 2012. We have six categories:

- Red Click here to get to the Poll.
- White Click here to get to the Poll.
- Blue Click here to get to the Poll.
- Purple/Pink Click here to get to the Poll.
- Black/Miscellaneous Click here to get to the Poll.
- Yellow/Gold/Orange Click here to get to the Poll.

Each category has it's own poll and we'll pick the top 3 from each to go in a finally poll to determine which cover had the most beautiful dress. Enjoy!

The colors for this round are Yellow, Gold and Orange:

 
  27 votes, 22.0%

 
  16 votes, 13.0%

 
  16 votes, 13.0%

 
  14 votes, 11.4%

 
  12 votes, 9.8%

 
  11 votes, 8.9%

 
  7 votes, 5.7%

 
  6 votes, 4.9%

 
  4 votes, 3.3%

 
  3 votes, 2.4%

 
  3 votes, 2.4%

My Scandalous Viscount by Gaelen Foley (write-in)
 
  1 vote, 0.8%

 
  1 vote, 0.8%

 
  0 votes, 0.0%

 
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