Author in Spotlight : Olivia Rivers

I had the opportunity to interview the author of the YA book Tone Deaf,  Olivia Rivers. Read on to find out more about this amazing author!


Please tell us about yourself in brief.
Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Bhairavee! So a bit about me: I’m an author of YA fiction in a variety of genres. When I’m not writing, I’m a college student and freelance digital artist who lives in Northern California.

Talking about Tone Deaf, what was your inspiration for the plot?
I really wanted to write a story with a deaf character, because I found the concept to be very intriguing. I also wanted to write about the music world, so one day, I decided to combine the two ideas into one novel. And so “Tone Deaf” was born!

Which character did you love to write the most?
I think Ali was my favorite character to write. She’s been through hell, but she refuses to let her challenges stop her, and I had a lot of fun writing a character who was so determined and fiery. (more…)

Author in Spotlight : Kasie West

Today’s Author in Spotlight is Kasie West! She is a Young Adult author and has written some great novels like the Pivot Point series and many contemporary books too.

I have read her book called The Fill-in Boyfriend, which was recommended to me by a reader friend, and then I got a chance to feature Ms. West here. Read on…

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Author in Spotlight : Annie Douglass Lima

So, I got a chance to read these awesome two books The Collar and The Cavvarach and The Gladiator and the Guard by Annie Douglass Lima and today I am sharing an interview I had with the author, Annie Douglass Lima, herself! Check it out!


Annie Douglass Lima spent most of her childhood in Kenya and later graduated from Biola University in Southern California. She and her husband Floyd currently live in Taiwan, where she teaches fifth grade at Morrison Academy. She has been writing poetry, short stories, and novels since her childhood, and to date has published twelve books (two YA action and adventure novels, four fantasies, a puppet script, and five anthologies of her students’ poetry). Besides writing, her hobbies include reading (especially fantasy and science fiction), scrap-booking, and international travel. (more…)