Joelle Anthony

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I was born in Portland, Oregon and went to school with the same kids from kindergarten through high school. I always wondered why kids in books were depressed about having to move. That sounded so exciting to me. So as an adult, I packed up my husband and cats and moved all the way to a new country! I now live on a small island in BC, Canada. It was definitely an adventure to love.
I'm the author of four published novels and have taught writing at conferences, festivals, and in schools across the US and Canada. I'm also a regular contributor to The Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrator's bulletin, and a member of the Canadian Writer's Union. Speed of Life is my most recent YA (writing as J. M. Kelly). It's a 2018 White Pine nomin
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Joelle Anthony Easy! Betsy and Joe from the Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace. Why? Oh, so much friction for so many years but they're destined for each other!
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Sorry, I just saw this question! Nope, no sequel, planned. Although, it is always hard to leave characters behind! Cheers, Joelle (J.M. Kelly)
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Four stars for adults, Five for kids, I think, which is all that matters! A great read and I look forward to the others in the series even though I apparently read #3 first!
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Read through almost in one sitting. I really enjoyed this. I think that there was a point at the end where the wrap-up was superfluous, but also kind of fun. So it didn't detract, but it also didn't really need to be there. But still, I enjoyed it. A ...more
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Swamp Angel by Ethel Wilson
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A fast, sometimes uneven read that I couldn't put down. I'll be excited to read more by this author.
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Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple
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I wanted to love this. At times I didn't even want to finish it, but at other times I found it pretty interesting. I think I didn't care much about the main character, so that was the biggest problem I had with it. But it's told in an interesting way ...more
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Love, love, love this book.
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Joelle Anthony I just want to say that I have a "good review policy." If I can't give a book 4 or 5 stars, I won't write about it on here. That's why I seem to like everything!


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