Monthly Archives: May 2018

1st Annual Author Encouragement Award for Students

Excellence AwardThe heart of Digital Book Girl has always been to encourage authors and aspiring authors to follow their dreams and pursue their creative ambitions.

While support and recognition of creative pursuits in writing is a privilege few enjoy—adding the constraints of being a student with the additional challenges of student loans, time constraints, lack of funding for promotional considerations, and so on, can at times nearly extinguish the dream. Continue reading

Ghost Medicine

Ghost Medicine by Andrew SmithThe summer before Troy Stotts turns seventeen, his mother dies.

Troy and his father barely speak, communicating instead by writing notes on a legal pad by the phone. Troy spends most of his time with his closest friends: Tom Buller, brash and fearless, the son of a drunk; Gabe Benavidez, smart enough to know he’ll never take over the family ranch; and Gabe’s sister, Luz, whose family overprotects her, and who Troy has loved since they were children.

Troy and his friends don’t want trouble. They want this to be the summer of what Troy calls “ghost medicine,” when time seems to stop, so they won’t have to face the past or the future. Continue reading