Vampires, book shelves and interviews

Judith reading at the Writers Guild of Alberta
Book Lovers Christmas Sale
Judith Graves writes young adult novels to die for. She lives in northern Alberta. It is so far north the forests are filled with paranormal beings - like wolven, not to be confused with werewolves, and vampires who stay awake in the daytime - who knew! She's created the Skinned Series. The first novel in the series, Under My Skin, is currently available.  

Here's a bit about it:

All her parents wanted was for Eryn to live a normal life...

Redgrave had its share of monsters before Eryn moved to town. Mauled pets, missing children. The Delacroix family is taking the blame, but Eryn knows the truth. Something stalks the night. Wade, the police chief's son and Redgrave High's resident hottie, warns her the Delacroix are dangerous. But then so is Eryn--in fact, she's lethal.

But she can't help falling for one of the Delacroix boys, dark, brooding--human Alec. And then her world falls apart. A normal life? Now that's the real fairytale.

I read it curled up in this

It's a great read for young adults. I loved the voice and spunkiness of the protag Eryn. I don't read a lot of vampire books, and I learned a lot about paranormal activity (it's all around us people - be scared, be very scared). My niece took it home to read and will give it to her friend to read (do I sense a word-of-mouth thing happening here!) I love that it is set in northern Alberta and includes Aboriginal myths and stories. It's an all round great read. Oh, yeah, I almost forgot, there are cool graphic images throughout the book. 

Second Skin is Judith's second book and it will come out in the fall. Since my second book Dead Bird through the Cat Door is already out, she interviewed me about what it's like having your second book come out. She'll post the interview Monday on her blog.  

Pop over and read it. I tried to be erudite (note to self: look up the definition of erudite) and I told Judith that she can edit out the part where I can't figure out if she's a woven or a vampire. 

While you give the blog post a read. I'm going to grab something off the wisdom tree bookshelf and read ...


Judith Graves said…
Hey Jan - your post is up. Thanks for passing UMS along. I'm glad your copy is getting some love. ;)

Jan Markley said…
Judith, the interview looks great, I just checked it out! Yes, UMS - getting lots of love!
JennaQuentin said…
A new book to discover...I am intrigued!
Angela Ackerman said…
I haven't yet read Judith's books, so I'll have to try them out. Thanks Jan (and freaking awesome bookshelf unit there!) *wants*

Angela @ The Bookshelf Muse
Jan Markley said…
Yes, Angela and Jenna - Judith's books are kool Yes, bookshelf is tres kool! I bought a book shelf from ikea that looked nothing like that ...

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