Chapin City Blues

Writing is writing whether done for duty, profit, or fun.

It seems everyone’s trying to write the next Harry Potter, which I guess is better than everyone trying to write the next Twilight…oh wait. While I don’t like Harry Potter (breathe, it’s okay) or books in the same vein (it’s not my type of fantasy), I picked up Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger …

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We’ve all heard the story. The Miller’s daughter taken by a king after her father’s lie gets thrown into a heap of trouble. The lie that she holds within her the power to spin straw into gold. She makes a deal with a devil-of-sorts, bargaining her necklace, her mother’s ring, and her first born to …

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