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Fresh Pick / December 17, 2009

Jake Ransom #1 April 2009On Sale: April 15, 2009Featuring: Jake Ransom; Kady Ransom256 pages ISBN: 0061473790EAN: 9780061473791Hardcover$18.50 Young Adult, Young Adult Adventure Buy at Jake Ransom And The Skull King’s Shadow by James Rollins When a mysterious envelope arrives for Jake Ransom, he and his older sister, Kady, are plunged into a gripping chain of events. An artifact found by their parents—on the expedition from which they never returned—leads Jake and Kady to a strange world inhabited by a peculiar mix of long-lost civilizations, a world that may hold the key to their parents’ disappearance. But even as they enter the gate to this extraordinary place, savage grackyls soar across the sky, diving to attack. Jake’s new friends, the pretty Mayan girl Marika and the Roman Pindor, say the grackyls were created by an evil alchemist—the Skull King. And as Jake struggles to find a way home, it becomes obvious that what the Skull King wants most is Jake and Kady—dead or alive. Previous Picks Visit to learn more about books and authors.

Jessica Inclan | Make The Coffee If You Can
Uncategorized / December 17, 2009

People who haven’t had coffee shouldn’t make coffee. I relearned this important lesson a couple of mornings ago upon finding my pot of coffee spilled like a slick across the counter, dripping over the edge, pooling in a coffee pool on the floor. What had I been thinking? Oh, yeah. I hadn’t. And yet, all of us do things we can’t do in order to figure out how to do them. This living thing is a process, and yet, most folks want to avoid the process altogether because it is so damn time consuming. We want to figure things out without having to figure anything out at all. We want the easy bake way of living and haven’t yet realized that the easy bake cake wasn’t very tasty. To read the rest of MAKE THE COFFEE IF YOU CAN and to comment for a chance to win please click here. Visit to learn more about books and authors.