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Sunday, October 17, 2010

"The Macki Bald Inn", a Review By E.A. Day

Title: The Macki Bald Inn
Author: E.A. Day
Paperback: 124 pages
Publisher: World Parade Books (June 3, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 098171367X
ISBN-13: 978-0981713670

When ten-year-old Alex Cooper moves from a rural, tranquil Ohio town to the middle of hurricane row in Florida, he's not sure he'll ever fully adjust. But soon he finds hurricane row is a breeze compared to the mysterious, secluded Macki Bald Inn--a nearby inn owned by two ladies who seem to know everything about Alex before he even meets them. What secret does this inn and it's inhabitants harbor?

This is the first book by E.A.Day. It will have great appeal with readers aged 8-12 and many young adult readers. I liked the mystery that was revealed at the end of the book. The book is slow at the first, but picks up quickly as the main character, Alex (Lieutenant), makes friends with Miranda (Captain) and Ralph (Mate). They end up having great adventures with pirates from the past. There is
also a fun story line surrounding The Fountain Of Youth and the famous Ponce De Leon. You will also really like the parrot PDL.

This is a fast read at 123 pages. It will be fun to see what else E.A. Day writes next. I think that she should write a sequel, with these same three engaging children, having another great adventure.

E.A. Day is Emily Day, an old friend of Shanda and me. We were all in the same ward together. This is her first published book. We are so happy for her and also very proud of her accomplishment. I know that she has been wanting to attain this goal of a published book for awhile. I am so happy to share about her book with my blog readers.

You can purchase her book, "The Macki Bald Inn" from Amazon.com.

Here is some more information about E.A.Day.

E. A. Day was born in Spokane, Washington. However, because her father was in the military, she grew up all over. She has lived in the desserts of Texas, the green rolling hills of Kansas, a farming village in Germany and on the sandy shores of Florida. She draws upon her memories and experiences in these places for her writing. She's been writing stories in her head since she can remember (especially during boring high school classes) but didn't start writing them down until 2003. She had only one teacher tell her she should pursue creative writing (2nd grade, thank you Ms. Stadius!) and another that told her she shouldn't. So if you love to write but haven't yet won the junior Newberry award--don't give up! So far, her books have been for young adults and children but if she ever grows up, she might write something for adults (probably not). She lives now in Southern California with her wonderful husband and five enthusiastic children.

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