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by bookishcreature | Jan 30, 2018

Asper by Rhonda Smiley

254 pages

I haven’t been this enamored of a YA fantasy for a good while.

 

Asper is beautifully written. Although it’s Rhonda Smiley’s debut novel, she’s done plenty of screenwriting in the past, and it shows. The book is positively cinematic, richly described, and just about impossible to put down. 

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All You Squeed Is Love

JUNE 2, 2017 / OSCARBOOKS

Asper

by Rhonda Smiley

“Their needs were simple. Find flesh, eat flesh. Dead or alive, fresh or rancid.”

If you’re looking for a book on mycology, you’re in the wrong place. This fast-paced YA fantasy novel takes some standard fairy tale tropes and reworks them in a unique new world. Milla is terrible at magic. It’s all right, though, since she grows up in pastoral anonymity.

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AUG 09 2017

ASPER - Author Interview with Rhonda Smiley

Hi Rhonda Smiley, welcome to the Indie Publishing Group website. Introduce yourself to us. Tell everyone who you are, where you’re from, what do you enjoy doing, hobbies and interests.

Sure. I’m Rhonda Smiley, and I was born in Montreal, Canada, but moved to Hollywood to live with my dad and two (of my three) siblings when I was 12. I now live in Glendale, California with my partner, Jim, and our terrier-mix, Jojo. I won’t say which, but one of them is a great listener, rarely interrupts, and always agrees with me. I’m addicted to puzzles, spider solitaire, crosswords, and Sudoku, and don’t feel guilty about it anymore since researchers say these are brain-builders, not time-wasters. My favorite pastime is walking, though. Through neighborhoods, parks, mountains, you name it. If I could walk and write at the same time, I would.

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ASPER - Meet the Author Monday with Rhonda Smiley

May 22, 2017 by Heidi Angell

Hello Lovelies, 

We have a fun interview with multi-genre author Rhonda Smiley. She discovered her passion for writing while majoring in Film Production at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. Since then, she has written for many shows, including Ninja Turtles, Tarzan, Born Free, Totally Spies, and Kuu Kuu Harajuku. When not writing for television, she’s tackling her own projects, like her debut novel, Asper.

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Kuu Kuu Harajuku

Gwen Stefani Animated Series Heads to Nickelodeon

Gwen Stefani and Nickelodeon are joining forces. The singer's animated series, Kuu Kuu Harajuku, is set to make its American debut on the Viacom-owned cable network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

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LoliRock

LoliRock Arrives At Long Last To US

Whenever you come across news that leaves you in a pure fit of child-ish glee, complete with squeals and the over powering urge to jump up and down, it is a extremely good thing. Because it is far from every day when you hear that one of your favorite series has finally arrived in your country. So, welcome Lolirock!

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LoliRock

‘LoliRock’ Attunes to France and Italy

Zodiak Kids girls’ property LoliRock is ready to play to crowds in France and Italy this spring through new broadcasting deals. France Televisions will launch 13 new episodes of season 1 early next month on France 4, and Disney France will also debut new episodes in May. Next month will also see a launch on DeAgostini Editore’s Super! DTT channel in Italy.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

TMNT: The Ultimate Visual History

If you're a TMNT fan, this is the book to have. It's not only incredibly creative and beautiful, it contains everything you'd ever want to know about those green guys. And because I was lucky enough to be the story editor/writer for TMNT: The Next Mutation, Andrew Farago, the author of this book, requested an interview with me. Me. Weird. But as a thank you, I got a copy of the book, and I was flabbergasted by all the visual goodies inside. 

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