I live in Ohio with my husband, one dog, and a varying number of cats. My two children are in college.
I've always been a bit of a dreamer and my imagination is often in overdrive. Let's just say that I don't have to dig too deep to find my inner child.
Adventures are always fun, and I've had a few, but now my knees have ground to a halt, and my feet are rebellious. So my adventures are fewer, and more tame. They often involve a book, either reading or writing one. A good book can make you feel like you've just climbed a snow-clad mountain, or sprinted a desert path under the burning sun, or swum in the deep ocean alongside a whale. It feels like you're the one having the adventure. So if I'm typing away at the computer or if I'm snuggled up with a book and don't look up when you call, it's because I'm busy - off on an adventure. Try again later.
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Smashwords book reviews by Linda Ash
- Sam And The Dragon
on Jan. 23, 2011
This is a really cute story and the illustrations look great if you have a color reader like iPad or Nook Color. Kids have really intense imaginations and I can just see a child, after experiencing this story, looking at her furnace and saying, "There isn't really a dragon in there... is there?"
- The Old Mermaid's Tale
on March 29, 2011
The Old Mermaid’s Tale is the beautifully written story of a young woman whose heart and mind are continually drawn to the mysterious, fanciful, and possibly dangerous waterfront in the town near her college. On the days she visits town, she hovers at the seedy edge of its darker parts, not daring to step into that mystique, all the while yearning for it, yearning to know what life is all about in that part of town. Little does she know how closely she will become tied to it, and how it will end up shaping her own life.
This is an artfully drawn and beautifully written character-driven novel, and what characters there are! The mark of a good novel shows when all of its inhabitants feel utterly real, and there is a believable depth behind each one, and this is a good novel. Each character has his or her own history, own knowledge, and it’s easy to forget that they are all drawn by the same hand. Kathleen Valentine has crafted a story of life’s discoveries, love, loss, and redemption that is at times sensuous, at times poignant, and always satisfying.
on July 27, 2011
This is a complete and utter gem of a book. I would highly recommend it to middle-grade readers. It would be at home on the shelves among other favorite and beloved stories of childhood.