Monday, November 10, 2014

ShaNo Update & The Attic of Sand and Secrets

Last Monday, I posted about my intentions with ShaNoShoStoWriEdSubMo for this year. Of those goals, I wrote one flash fiction piece and started one short story that isn't yet finished. While I'd like to be making more progress, I've at least started!


Today, I'm welcoming Medeia Sharif, whose new middle grade novel, The Attic of Sand and Secrets, releases this month. Be sure to enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of this post! If you haven't visited Medeia's blog before, you can find the link below. She does great brief book reviews, and I've found quite a few books to add to my TBR pile via her reviews. 

by Medeia Sharif

Vendor links will be updated on Medeia’s site.

Middle Grade Historical and Fantasy, Featherweight Press, November 2014

Lily, a learning disabled girl, attempts to unravel the mystery of her abducted mother using supernatural clues from an ancient stranger, even when it means posing a danger to herself.

Learning-disabled Lily desires to prove herself, although her mind freezes when presented with big problems - such as her mother's abduction. With a French father and Egyptian mother, Lily worries that her mother hid her ethnicity from her French in-laws. However, there's something deeper going on. Lily finds a way into an attic that's normally locked and encounters a mysterious, moonlit Egyptian night world. There she finds Khadijah, an ancient stranger who guides her to finding clues about her mother's whereabouts. Lily becomes a sleuth in both the real world and magical desert, endangering herself as she gets closer to the kidnapper.

The book takes place in 1976. Every host for this book blast is going to post one fun fact for that year. For some of you, this will bring back memories. For younger blog readers, you'll learn something new.

My Fun Fact: Frampton Comes Alive!, a double album, was released.

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Thank you for stopping by on your blog tour, Medeia! And good luck with your book tour and release.

What do you guys think of the cover? Lovely, isn't it? Have you seen Medeia around the blogosphere? How are you doing with NaNo or your own personal goals this month?

May you find your Muse.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations, Medeia!
I think I had that Frampton album...

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

It is a cool, mysterious cover. Good luck, Medeia.

shelly said...

Congrats Medeia! Tweeted for you!

Hugs and chocolate to everyone!

A Beer for the Shower said...

Congrats, Medeia! Sounds like a cool read, and Lily sounds like a fun character. And that may have been well before my time, but I still have (and play) that Frampton album.

Giles Hash said...

That's a GREAT cover! And it's awesome to see a book with a learning-disabled protagonist. My wife's a teacher, and I bet she'd love to be able to give this to her students to read.

Chrys Fey said...

Congrats on finishing one flash fiction piece, Shannon!

And another congrats to Medeia! :)

Andrew Leon said...

I like the title...

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing, Shannon, and thank you all for the wonderful comments.

Morgan said...

Shannon, perfect with having Medeia here today. She's amazing. I don't know how she does all that she does!!!

Crystal Collier said...

I am totally blown away by how many books Medeia reviews on a weekly basis. Seriously. I thought I was a fast reader until I met her. =)

Unleashing the Dreamworld

Shannon Lawrence said...

Thanks to everyone for dropping by to support Medeia, and to Medeia for coming by, as well. Shelly, thanks for sharing! And Giles, I agree, it's wonderful to find a learning-disabled protag. Chrys, thank you, it felt good to finish it! And Crystal, no kidding! She does so many reviews.