Thursday, April 18, 2013

BOOKANISTAS: Welcome to our new Bookanistas!

There has been a lot going on behind the scenes here at the Bookanistas. We have some great plans for bringing more nothing-but-love reviews and fun book stuff to the blogosphere, and one of the first things we're excited about is some new members!

Join me in welcoming our awesome new Bookanistas! *confetti cannon*

I have no idea why I chose this picture. I just looked up Happy Dog and I liked the look of this guy.

Tracey Neithercott is a journalist who writes mostly about health but sometimes about famous people. She also writes YA sci-fi novels and reads when she should be socializing. Or so her mother says. As a teen, she spent a full year aspiring to be a CIA agent, mainly to dress up like Sydney Bristow on Alias. Find her onTwitter

Rebecca Behrens is a writer and kid-lit production editor who lives in New York City. Books are her favorite things, but she also loves: Wisconsin, bright shoes, running, and doughnuts. Her upper-MG debut, WHEN AUDREY MET ALICE, is coming in February 2014 from Sourcebooks. Follow her on Twitter

Thanks to her father's job in the US military,Lenore Appelhans became addicted to travel early. To date, she's visited nearly 60 countries and has stepped on every contintent except Antartica. She currently lives in Frankfurt, Germany with her husband and three fancy Birman cats. Her novel, The Memory of After (published in hardcover asLevel 2), is "immensely layered" (VOYA) and "a griping debut" (NYT Bestselling Author Megan McCafferty). The second book in The Memory Chronicles, Chasing Before, is due summer 2014. She has been blogging about books at Presenting Lenore since 2008.

Kimberly Sabatini is a former Special Education Teacher who is now a stay-at-home mom and a part-time dance instructor for three and four year olds. She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and three boys. Kimberly writes Young Adult fiction and is represented by Michelle Wolfson of Wolfson Literary Agency. TOUCHING THE SURFACE is her debut novel. (Simon Pulse – Simon & Schuster) 

 Shari Arnold writes stories and takes photographs. She likes loud music, dessert before dinner and mild weather, preferably all at the same time. She lives on the Connecticut shoreline with her husband and their two young children. Find her online at or follow her on Twitter
We're so excited to welcome our new Bookanistas, and we can't wait to add their book posts into our weekly party!

If you don't already do it, make sure you add the Bookanistas Blog to your feed reader, and be sure to like us on facebook for all the up-to-the-minute awesome book news!

Check out what the other Bookanistas are up to today...

Carrie Harris croons about THE COLLECTOR by Victoria Scott

Corrine Jackson adores CONFESSIONS OF AN ANGRY GIRL by Louise Rozett

Shelli Johannes-Wells hails HYSTERIA by Megan Miranda

Stasia Ward Kehoe celebrates YALSA’s TEEN LIT DAY

Nikki Katz raves about ROOTLESS by Chris Howard

Gretchen McNeil adores UNREMEMBERED by Jessica Brody

Rebecca Behrens and Tracey Neithercott share why they’re excited to be newbie Bookanistas 


  1. Yay! So excited to be a Bookanista. Thanks for the welcome, Jess!

  2. Oh goody, new writers to follow on twitter!

  3. Thanks, Jess! I especially love the confetti cannon. You've got flair, lady.

  4. WOOOOO! *shakes pompoms*

    Really, I'll take any excuse to break out the pompoms. But this is a good one. :)

  5. Looking forward to reading your book recs, ladies! :)

  6. What an awesome cast! Look forward to the "nothing but love" reviews.

  7. Yay! Welcome, new Bookanistas! And thanks for the intro, Jess. :-)

  8. Thank you! So excited to get started - wheeee!

  9. Can't wait to hear all the new 411 on books. Huzzah Bookanistas.