Great Reviews and Free ARCs, Too!

Well, Aloha, friends! I just got back from a two-week vacation-of-a-lifetime in Hawaii, and I’m feeling very, very happy.

Not just because of this:

Or this:

But also, because of this:

AMAZING Publishers Weekly Review of The Sinister Sweetness of Splendid Academy!

SQUEEEEE! (I totally deserve to squee. I mean, “fresh, mesmerizing, new AND classic? Pardon me while I swoon.)

I’m so happy! And I’m ALSO happy because while I was away, TWO amazing writer friends posted interview/essays of mine on their blogs, with ARC giveaways of the aforementioned “fresh, mesmerizing, etc.” book.

So, hurry! Before the contests end, trot over to Laurisa White Reyes’ A Thousand Wrongs blog and enter her contest (also check out her amazing blog. She’s doing it right, y’all!). Then nip over to Claire LeGrand’s site for ANOTHER Sinister Sweetness ARC giveaway, and the story of my lifelong love affair with Pippi Longstocking.
Can I just say how cool it was to see this post go live when I was doing this with my kids?

Fresh coconut, just like Pippi likes it!

We ate breadfruit, too, but the kids weren't smiling while we did it. So we'll skip those pictures.

What a great month! And to think that in one more month (plus a few days), Sinister Sweetness will be out in the world! *nervous trembling*

Okay, now I may need another mai tai.

Write well, friends, and don’t forget to try something new this week. Possibly not breadfruit, though. Blech.

Posted in Children's Fiction, Family News, People I Love on 07/15/2012 12:53 pm


  1. Between these pics and my niece’s pics of the private beach she’s staying on in the Virgin Islands right now, I’m beyond jealous. It’s a good thing I’m so happy for your review to balance things out. 🙂 Welcome back!


  2. Fantastic news. (And what a splendid vacation, indeed.) Great PW review! Can’t wait to get my hands on my copy!


  3. Elias McClellan

    Having only recently followed your journey, I know you EARNED this. Congrats, Sis.


    • Nikki Loftin

      Thank you. Not sure I earned it – so many other writers are out there, working so hard… but I’m enjoying it, that’s for sure! Thanks for stopping by!


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