Joshilyn Jackson, a native of the Deep South, is an award-winning writer and a mother of two. She is the author of Gods in Alabama and Between, Georgia, both #1 Book Sense picks. Her next book, The Girl Who Stopped Swimming, will be available in March, 2008. Jackson lives with her husband and children outside of Atlanta. Read more about her at her website http://www.joshilynjackson.com.
A Thin Difference by Frank Turner Hollon: Hollon has been one of my favorite writers ever since I read The God File. This one turns the legal thriller on its ear, and it may now be my favorite of his. It is not a comfortable book, but it’s gripping and surprising and I couldn’t put it down.
The Crazy School by Cornelia Read: This is Read’s second book to feature Madeline Dare, the hard-times debutante and accidental sleuth from A Field of Darkness. I loved the first book in the series so much I had to scam an ARC of this latest. Read hasn’t lost her unique voice and wicked sense of humor. I unabashedly loved it. It comes out in January, which gives you just enough time to read the first one and be ready for it.
The Used World by Haven Kimmel: At this point, I think I would pay to read Haven Kimmel’s grocery list. In hardback. I become so involved in the lives of the three main characters that I could hardly bear to close the back cover.