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Welcome to my blog! My name is Kim and I write young adult paranormal, mysteries, and thrillers. This blog enables me to share the two things I love: Books and the craft of writing.

Ask the Girl is my debut novel. Murdered in 1925, Kate must seek the help of Lila and her sister to save her from her demon prison.

Book "Ask the Girl" by Kim Bartosch

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Picture Book About Expressing Yourself: WHEN RUBIN PLAYS Book Review

A touching and beautiful story about community, finding your own voice, doing what you love the most, and expressing your passion with FORTE!

Today, I'm happy to be a host on WHEN RUBIN PLAYS by Gracey Zhang virtual book tour sponsored by Rockstar Book Tours. Find out more about this picture book about expressing yourself and enter the giveaway!

Book WHEN RUBIN PLAYS by Gracey Zhang

I give When Rubin Plays ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐!

When Rubin Plays by Gracey Zhang is a delightful and heartwarming picture book that captured my heart from the very first page. The illustrations in this book are nothing short of magical. They are vibrant, full of life, and perfectly capture the essence of Rubin playing his beloved violin. Each page feels like a symphony in itself, and the illustrations truly bring Rubin's musical journey to life.

page from When Rubin Plays

Rubin, bless his heart, may not be the most skilled violinist, but his determination and passion shine through every screech and squawk he produces. As he practices in the forest, he discovers a surprising audience that appreciates his unique style: the village cats. The humor and sweetness of this story had me chuckling and smiling throughout. It's a beautiful reminder that sometimes, our own interpretation and expression of something can be just as valuable and enjoyable as the "perfect" version.

Page and Excerpt from book When Rubin Plays

Gracey Zhang has once again crafted a touching and relatable story that celebrates community, finding one's voice, and pursuing what you love with all your heart. When Rubin Plays encourages readers of all ages to embrace their individuality and pursue their passions, even if they face challenges along the way. This inspiring and lyrical picture book is a true gem, and I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a heartwarming tale that reminds us of the power of embracing our uniqueness and sharing it with the world, fortes, and all!

Page and excerpt of When Rubin Plays



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