Monday, May 9, 2016

The Haunted Stepsister and Critique Partners

Today I'm over at the IWSG website talking about How to be a Good Critique Partner. I'd love to see you over there. But first, check out Medeia Sharif's exciting new book!

The Haunted Stepsister
by Medeia Sharif

Published by Leap Books, it is released today!!

Sixth grade isn’t easy for Jesenya Moradi, especially since her father’s recent remarriage and tension with her new stepsister, Kammy. After an incident at school that nearly destroyed Kammy's life, Jess has been desperate to get on Kammy’s good side. But a fateful trip to an allegedly haunted bathroom changes both girls’ lives forever.

The rumors about the bathroom are true, and now Jess is convinced a demon's possessing Kammy. Eerie things happen whenever she's around – flying objects, flickering lights, not to mention the fact that something, or someone, is making people into its puppets.

Worse, the demon seems fixated on making Jess confess her part in ruining Kammy's reputation. Sticking to her Muslim faith, Jess enlists the help of an imam to exorcise the demon from Kammy. But can they get rid of the demon before it destroys her new family?

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Madeia Sharif was born in New York City and she presently calls Miami her home. She received my master’s degree in psychology from Florida Atlantic University. After becoming a voracious reader in high school and a relentless writer dabbling in many genres in college, she found her niche writing for young people. Today she’s a MG and YA writer published through various presses. In addition to being a writer, she is a public school teacher. Her memberships include Mensa, ALAN, and SCBWI.


22 comments:

  1. Wow! The plot sounds intriguing. All the luck with your new book, Madeia. I love the cover. Lynda, thanks for sharing this with your readers. I'm on my way over to IWSG web to check your post.

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  2. Congratulations Medeia. Sounds fascinating and the cover looks amazing. Wishing you lots of success!

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  3. Congrats to Madeia. Your tips on critique partners are terrific and spot on.

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  4. Congrats to Medeia on her new book! She's an inspiration to us all.

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  5. I read this and enjoyed it. Keep up the good work, Medeia!

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  6. Thank you for participating in my blitz.

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  7. I don't know how she does it--all these quick book releases. Way to go, Medeia! Lynda, I'm headed to check out your post.

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  8. Yay Medeia! Burning up the interwebs!

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  9. Madeia, your book sounds wonderful. Congratulations! I love the cover!

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  10. This sounds great! I love the title and the name "Jesenya," too. CONGRATS on the release, Medeia!! Best wishes for you and your new book.

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  11. The Haunted Stepsister sounds like a great read:)

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  12. The Haunted Stepsister sounds intriguing. Congrats Medeia!

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