May 28, 2008

Long Overdue Post: My Friends Are Talented

Those of you who read my blog regularly are well aware that I am a terrible procrastinator. Hopefully, you're also aware of the fact that I have talented friends. With both those things in mind, I've been meaning to mention a few things for several weeks (months)--

Sherri's most recent young adult novel was released not too long ago (in February), titled Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet. Using a middle school graduation day as a backdrop, Hot, Sour, Salty, Sweet tells the story of a young girl struggling with her bi-racial heritage, and her transition into adulthood. Great reading for young adults, as the last days of school give way to the summer. And if you haven't already, please give Sherri's other books a look as well. Sherri's stories tend to deal with young women finding their way in life, and while the books are never "too girly" for a general audience, I particularly recommend them for girls and young women looking for role models who aren't vapid starlets.

Danielle has recently stocked her Etsy store with a series of elegantly hand-made greeting cards and bookmarks. Each piece is one-of-a-kind, and Danielle's prices are ridiculously affordable, so if you see something you like, buy it fast!

And, for the buccaneer in your life--Ren just added some charming Pirate Grrl greeting cards to the Paper Lotus Etsy store. I caught glimpses of this set in progress, and I'm stoked to finally see them available for purchase. Buy these so that Ren will make more!


Jodi said...

I'm happy to be friends with a couple of your talented friends, even if I've fallen behind in reading Sherri's books. Shame on me.

ren said...

thank you jason. i loooooove you!

J.Ho said...

jodi: they're good, fast reads, get on it! ;)

ren: yeah, i'm pretty rad.