Kate Padilla

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Kate Padilla is a journalist, writer, blogger and book reviewer who operates the blog Blondie Marie and writes for the Spencer Daily Reporter in Spencer, Iowa. Save Me, San Francisco is her first book, though she's tentatively beginning what she hopes to be a novel (also inspired by music). When she's not writing (or reading), she's running, crafting or helping renovate the house she and her husband bought three years ago. She lives in Spencer, Iowa with her husband, their one-year-old son and two pugs.

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AUGUST 14 BLIND KISS, BY RENEE CARLINO
Fiction. Atria. 320 pp.
A new novel by the author of Swear on This Life and Wish You Were Here.
DENIED, BY CATHY CLAMP
Fiction: Fantasy. Tor. 368 pp.
The thrilling standalone conclusion to the paranormal fantasy Luna Lake series, packed with action and romance.
MINDFUL ARTS IN THE CLASSROOM: STORIES AND CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING, BY... Read more of this blog post »
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There was promise at the onset of this novel for what could have been quite a good story. But with too much unnecessary exposition, over-sexuallized descriptions, and characters that lacked depth and consistency, this one fell short of my expectation ...more
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