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June 23, 2021

Kirkus Review

Mary Beesley landed an amazing review from Kirkus Reviews! The editor called Dragon Blood "an engaging and rewarding kickoff to a promising new series." Visit the Kirkus site to read more."

Congratulations, Mary!


February 5, 2021

Whitney Award Finalists Announced

The judges read all the books in the Mystery/Suspense category, and they chose The Girl at the Hanging Tree, along with four others, to be a finalist.

Way to go, Mary!


October, 2020

Heartmender takes bronze in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

Heartmender takes 3rd place in the Moonbeam Children's Book Awards in the YA Fantasy/Sci-Fi category.

Congratulations, Vanessa!


September 10, 2020

Indies Today awards HEARTMENDER 5-star Review and Seal!

"A fresh choice for an eerie fantasy novel that parallels the moral choices we face. ... Parts of the book are a mix of escape room excitement and haunted house scares." - Indies Today, 5-star review (Read full review here.)

Way to keep making a splash, Vanessa!


July 8, 2020

National Indie Excellence Award Finalist

Heartmender qualifies as a finalist in the National Indie Excellence Awards.

We're so happy, Vanessa!


Summer, 2020

Lorehaven Reviews HEARTMENDER!

 Burton’s Heartmender pumps new blood into the classic good-versus-evil paradigm by way of the classic Seven Deadly Sins." - Lorehaven Magazine

This is so awesome, V!

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July 24, 2019

Our Sweet Guillotine 
featured on Ezvid Wiki

Our Sweet Guillotine by Mary Gray has been ranked #2 on Ezvid Wiki's list, "9 Works Of YA Historical Fiction That Will Take You To Times And Places Near And Far." 

Check out the article here.

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February 27, 2018

Monster Ivy featured in Christian Writing Today

Christian Writing Today was kind enough to feature us on their site. We've already met so many wonderful people through them and look forward to meeting more of you!

Check out the article here.

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May 1, 2021

Realm Award finalists

Kristiana Sfirlea's The Stormwatch Diaries: Legend of the Storm Sneezer is a finalist for the 2021 Realm Award in BOTH the Middle Grade and Paranormal/Supernatural categories! Her book, along with Jordan Thompson's What Lurks Below and V. Romas Burton's Heartbreaker, are all Reader Choice Semifinalists! 

Congratulations, and good luck!

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January 7, 2021

Book-to-Screen Competition

The ScreenCraft Cinematic Book Competition names The Girl at the Hanging Tree as a quarterfinalist.

Congrats, Mary!


October, 2020

HEARTMENDER is a Finalist in authors.com's Best Book Cover Competition

Thanks to all those who voted for this beautiful cover!

Great job, Cammie and Vanessa!


August 18, 2020

5-star Review from Readers' Favorite for THE GIRL AT THE HANGING TREE!

"The author did her research on personality disorders ... both personalities are well-thought-out and written distinctively. Very gripping and keeps you on the edge of your seat." - Readers' Favorite, 5-star review (Read full review here.)

Congrats, Mary!


July 5, 2020

WHAT RACHEL DID by Kelly Martin wins best Middle Grade

Kelly's foray into middle grade pays off! Kids and adults enjoy this book!

Congratulations, Kelly!


March, 2020

LEGEND OF THE STORM SNEEZER Receives a Readers' Favorite 5-star Review!

The review is chock full of complimentary lines regarding the book. Read the full review here.

Way to go, Kristiana!

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February 11, 2019

Jo Cassidy is a finalist for TWO Whitney Awards

Cassidy was a finalist in not one, but TWO categories for the amazing Whitney Awards! WILLOW MARSH is up for Best YA Speculative Fiction, and GOOD GIRLS STAY QUIET is up for Best YA General Fiction.

This is such an honor and we are so proud of her! 

See the announcement in the Deseret News here.

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February 25, 2021

Illumination Book Awards

Heartmender wins silver in the Illumination Book Awards in the Juvenile/Young Adult category.

Congratulations, Vanessa!


November 4, 2020

A Cause to Believe In

Monster Ivy joins KidLit Creators Against Child Trafficking to help save enslaved children. (Logo created by Shanda McCloskey.)

Click the above link to join this great cause!


September 10, 2020

BELL OF THE NIGHT is a Finalist in authors.com's Best Book Cover Competition

The competition's fierce, but it's great to see Allison's cover getting some attention.

Rock on, Cammie and Allison!


July 25, 2020

Kelly Martin's TRINITY ROW wins Best Book Cover!

Trinity Row won Best Book Cover at the Once Upon a Book Awards! Cammie Larsen designed it, creating a chilling horror vibe.

Woot, woot, Kelly & Cammie!

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June 1, 2020

HEARTMENDER by V. Romas Burton Wins!

Giant congratulations to V. Romas Burton for snagging the Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Young Adult. Perfect timing to get ready for book two, HEARTBREAKER in September!

Congratulations, V!

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January 20, 2020

Jo Cassidy's HARPER is a Whitney Award finalist

Cassidy continues to be a favorite! HARPER, a dystopian YA thriller is up for Best YA Speculative Fiction.

Way to go, Jo!

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October 26, 2018

Interview with Deseret News

We were thrilled to be interviewed by the Deseret News, one of our favorite newspapers! It was lovely to get our backstory out there so we can continue connecting with readers and authors alike.

Check out the article here!