… a haunted house in a cemetery, a seance, and a secret locket: A review of Sydney Mackenzie Knocks ‘Em Dead…

Goth Gardening says, “I’ll be honest; I picked the book because of the cover and then kept it because of the first line: “Even though I hated vampires and just about anything scary, I’d seen Fangs for You five times.””.  Read the rest of the review...

Some books take longer to find publication than others.  Read about SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD’s longer road to the book shelf at WeHeartWriting.com.

SYDNEY MACKENZIE KNOCKS ‘EM DEAD Makes the Culturalist:  Mysterious Middle Grade Reads Perfect for Spring Break. 

Top 5 Middle Grade Reads Of March

The vacation that we’ve all been waiting for since returning to school in January is finally here: spring break! In need of a new read for the occasion? Check out these March middle grade releases that are guaranteed to be the perfect addition to your spring break reading list!

Exclusive Cover Reveal – Lost in Hollywood!

January 15, 2016

“Fans of Cindy Callaghan‘s books — including LOST IN ROME, LOST IN PARIS and LOST IN LONDON — should rejoice, because she’s working on a new book, LOST IN HOLLYWOOD! [Read more…]”

Olivia Sanabia Talks Her New Show on Amazon Prime

March 18, 2015

“Amazon’s new series Just Add Magic is cooking up a lot of interest among TV fans, and we were lucky enough to chat with Olivia Sanabia from the brand new series! [Read more…]”

10 Amazing Books Written By Female Authors

March 17, 2015

“International Women’s Day may have passed, but that doesn’t mean the awareness needs to stop! This post is all about the girl power! Here are some of my favorite books written by some fantastic female authors. [Read more…]”

14 Spring Break Books for Your Family, Your Friends and You

March 1, 2015

“Spring is upon us, and we’ve rounded up 14 must-read titles for just about everyone. From the history buff to the romantic to the environmentalist—we’ve got you covered! [Read more …]”

Amazon Orders 5 Original Series Including ‘Man In The High Castle,’ ‘Mad Dogs’

February 18, 2015

The kids series going forward are Just Add Magic, for the 6-11 set, and The Stinky & Dirty Show, for preschoolers.Magic is based on Cindy Callaghan’s YA book and adapted by Joanna Lewis & Kristine Songco (Sullivan & Son). [Read more…]

Amazon Greenlights 5 Series, Renews ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ for Season 2

February 18, 2015

“Just Add Magic”: Aimed at kids 6-11, show is based on Cindy Callaghan’s young adult book of the same name and adapted by Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco (“Sullivan & Son,” “Fairly Odd Parents”). Single-camera live-action pilot was directed by Joe Nussbaum (“George Lucas in Love,” “Awkward”). Story centers on a girl and her two friends who stumble on her grandmother’s mysterious cookbook in the attic — and discover it has some interesting recipes. Show stars Olivia Sanabia (“Extant”), Abby Donnelly (“Suburgatory”), Aubrey Miller (“Austin & Ally”) and Judah Bellamy (“Home”). [Read more…]”

Amazon Orders Full Seasons for 5 New Shows

February 18, 2015

“The company announced Wednesday that it had given the green light to five new series, including The Man in the High Castle (an adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel), The New Yorker Presents (a television approach to the magazine’s content), the dark comedy Mad Dogs and the kids’ programs Just Add Magic and The Stinky & Dirty Show. [Read more…]”

Amazon Orders 5 New Series Including ‘Man in the High Castle’

February 18, 2015

“The pilots that received full-season commitments are Shawn Ryan‘s Mad Dogs,Ridley Scott‘s The Man in the High CastleAlex Gibney‘s docuseriesThe New Yorker Presents, and kids’ shows Just Add Magic and The Stinky & Dirty Show. Full seasons of those shows will premiere on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video later this year and in 2016. [Read more…]”

Amazon green lights five series, renews ‘Mozart in the Jungle’ for season 2

February 18, 2015

“The five new series are: “The Man in the High Castle, based on the Philip K. Dick alternative history novel of the same name; hour-long dark comedy “Mad Dogs”; docu-series “The New Yorker Presents”; and kids’ shows “Just Add Magic” and “The Stinky & Dirty Show.” [Read more…]”

The Kids’ Book That Amazon Is Turning Into a TV Pilot

February 9, 2015

Just Add Magic, by bestselling middle-grade author Cindy Callaghan, is included in Amazon’s 2015 pilot season. Amazon will host the pilot episodes online for a limited amount of time and will decide which pilots to green-light into an entire series based on the viewers’ response. We sat down with Cindy to hear more about this entire experience, what it’s like seeing her book come to life, and how we can help. [Read more…]”

Shawn Ryan, Carlton Cuse Dramas Among Amazon Pilots to Bow Jan. 15

January 6, 2015

“Just Add Magic (for children ages 6-11)
Based on Cindy Callaghan’s young adult book of the same name and adapted by Joanna Lewis & Kristine Songco (Sullivan & Son, Fairly Odd Parents, My Little Pony), Just Add Magic is a single-camera live-action pilot directed by Joe Nussbaum (George Lucas in Love, Awkward). The story centers on Kelly Quinn and her two BFF’s, Darbie and Hannah, who stumble upon her grandmother’s mysterious cookbook in the attic and discover it has some interesting recipes. The Shut’em Up Shortcake actually silences Kelly’s pesky little brother and when the Healing Hazelnut Tart quickly heals Darbie’s ankle, the girls discover they have the power of magic. The project stars Olivia Sanabia (Extant), Abby Donnelly (Suburgatory), Aubrey Miller (Austin & Ally), and Judah Bellamy (Home). [Read more…]”

Amazon Sets Premiere Date for First 2015 Pilot Season

January 1, 2015

“…and Just Add Magic, based on the young adult book of the same name by Cindy Callaghan, which was adapted by Joanna Lewis and Kristine Songco (Sullivan & Son, Fairly Odd Parents and My Little Pony) and directed by Awkward‘s Joe Nussbaum. [Read more…]”