Sunday, June 29, 2014

Feature Week: Home Educated Authors

Well, it's a little embarrassing to promise y'all a feature week and then go overseas for a whole month before getting the thing together. But I'm back now, the patient is recovering nicely, and it's time for

Here at Vintage Novels I'm regularly contacted by publishers, agents, and authors with review requests for recently-published fiction. There are few things I like more than being offered free books to read, so this has always been a wonderful opportunity. Sadly, I get very few review requests for the kind of book I can recommend.

Still, I realised that many authors out there must be writing the kind of thing I like to read. So I decided to go and look for some. I decided to keep it to home educated authors, partly because I always like to give a fellow home-ed grad a boost, but mostly because I reckoned this would have a better chance of yielding the kind of book I like to read.

I contacted a number of home educated authors--my research being materially helped out by the wonderful Homeschool Authors blog--and found six authors willing to participate! It was a thrill, in many ways, to have the opportunity to read their books and interview them for Vintage Novels. I thoroughly enjoyed the process, and hope that you'll enjoy this feature week just as much as I enjoyed doing the reading and research for it.

Without further ado, I'd like to announce our first home educated author, Rachel Heffington, author of Fly Away Home. Check back tomorrow for the review and interview!

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