K.L. Hallam

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K.L. Hallam moved around to more schools than she can list, gathering the stories that would connect to her heart. She writes MG, YA, and short fiction, or anything she hasn’t tried, a member of SCBWI, a singer, and songwriter, illustrator, and mother of two teenagers. She lives in New York City and spends her mornings writing in a Jazz club.

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K.L. Hallam Write whatever and wherever you can. Even if it's junk. You don't have to show anyone. Set a timer, and free-write. The writer's mind is a muscle, we…moreWrite whatever and wherever you can. Even if it's junk. You don't have to show anyone. Set a timer, and free-write. The writer's mind is a muscle, we have to keep up the practice, so the practice will take care of us on days we don't necessarily feel like writing. (less)
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The Unmoving Sky

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Just Like JackieJust Like Jackie by Lindsey Stoddard
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Robinson Hart isn’t a baby robin. She’s the only person to stand up to Alex Carter, the biggest bully in fifth-grade, and he’d better watch his mouth. Grandpa taught her how to seal transmission fluid, but nothing’s going to seal Alex’s mouth or the bloody nose she just gave him. “Robbie” Robinson’s... Read more of this blog post »
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The Stone Sky by N.K. Jemisin
"A spectacular conclusion to what is definitely one of my favourite speculative fiction series.

This trilogy is excellent! I strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy with a more sci-fi feel. Or to anyone who reads words really, it is rathe..." Read more of this review »
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I haven't read a book that's hooked me so completely as this one, in a long time. The suspense, and the mystery--wow. The author's deft writing and seamless blending of the two POV's were well done. Even now, a few days after reading this story, it c ...more
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K.L. Hallam is 75% done with The Truth Beneath the Lies: OMG! This book! what-the-what is going on? The author's writing holds you captive. The suspense! -- off to finish!
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Playing Atari with Saddam Hussein by Jennifer Roy
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Basra, Iraq, 1991

January 16th.
The bombs start falling.

Eleven-year-old Ali and his brother Shirzad, are busy playing Atari when their mother orders them to the safe room. They race each other to the farthest reaches of the schoolhouse, a target where
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A beautifully written and suspenseful book that’s full of imagination--you won’t be able to put it down. I’m not a high fantasy enthusiast, but with its fast pace and vivid world, this book and its characters, held me captive.
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