NINA BERRY, writer

NINA BERRY, writer

Nina is the author of the OTHERKIN series from Kensington and the upcoming PAGAN JONES series from Harlequin Teen. She was born in Honolulu, studied writing and film in Chicago, and now works in Hollywood.

When she's not writing, Nina does her best to bodysurf, explore ancient crypts, or venture forth on tiger safari. But mostly she's on the couch surrounded by cats, reading a good book.

Now available:

From KTeen, the OTHERKIN series, consisting of OTHERKIN,
OTHERMOON, OTHERSPHERE

Coming in June, 2015 from Harlequin Teen:

THE NOTORIOUS PAGAN JONES, an historical thriller about a disgraced teenage movie star who gets caught up in the intrigue and danger of Berlin in 1961, just as the Wall goes up.

Coming in June, 2016:

The second book in the PAGAN JONES series from Harlequin Teen.
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themarysue:

There’s a pretty great hashtag about how great Wonder Woman is over on Twitter. The conversation hasn’t ended yet (and you should join in!), but we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite tweets so far. Just… don’t look at me while you’re reading them. I might be tearing up over here.

#WhyWonderWoman Gives Our Favorite Amazon the Appreciation That DC Won’t | The Mary Sue

hismarmorealcalm:

Gold death mask of Psusennes I  
1047 – 1001 BCE  
Discovered in 1940 by Pierre Montet

I can’t even… it’s just so beautiful. And it was buried, supposedly never to be seen by (alive) human eyes again.
Psusennes is the Greek version of his name. In Egyptian it was Pasebakhaenniut, which means “The Star Appearing in the City.”
He was buried in a gorgeous silver coffin. This mask would have gone over his mummified head and shoulders, and the whole thing was then laid inside of this:

hismarmorealcalm:

Gold death mask of Psusennes I  

1047 – 1001 BCE  

Discovered in 1940 by Pierre Montet

I can’t even… it’s just so beautiful. And it was buried, supposedly never to be seen by (alive) human eyes again.

Psusennes is the Greek version of his name. In Egyptian it was Pasebakhaenniut, which means “The Star Appearing in the City.”

He was buried in a gorgeous silver coffin. This mask would have gone over his mummified head and shoulders, and the whole thing was then laid inside of this:

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(via aswiftfooted)

Girls shouldn’t fear for their lives when they’re just living them. Girls who are impassioned about their worlds, who want nothing more than to engage with their world, learn about that world, build empathy for this place and the people around them, who use their knowledge and their passion to give voice to their beliefs shouldn’t worry about their bodies—or their lives—being at stake for doing so.

And yet, because we’re asking for and raising our voices without waiting for permission to do so, it happens.

Kelly Jensen (catagator), Advocating for and Writing About Girls is a Radical Act

Make sure you read that. Make sure you share it so other people will too. And don’t miss reading and sharing these posts either:

Author Sarah McCarry (sarahmccarry) - Pleasure Principles

Author Laura Ruby (thatlauraruby) - AO Scott Would Like Another Harvey Wallbanger Please

Author Anne Ursu (anneursu) - On Poisoned Apples, the “Great YA Debate” and the Death of the Patriarchy

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(via bethrevis)

And then [Vimes] realized why he was thinking like this.

It was because he wanted there to be conspirators.

It was much better to imagine men in some smoky room somewhere, made mad and cynical by privilege and power, plotting over the brandy.

You had to cling to this sort of image, because if you didn’t then you might have to face the fact that bad things happened because ordinary people, the kind who brushed the dog and told their children bedtime stories, were capable of then going out and doing horrible things to other ordinary people.

It was so much easier to blame it on Them.

It was bleakly depressing to think that They were Us. If it was Them, then nothing was anyone’s fault. If it was Us, what did that make Me? After all, I’m one of Us. I must be. I’ve certainly never thought of myself as one of Them. No-one ever thinks of themselves as one of Them.

We’re always one of Us. It’s Them that do the bad things.

Terry Pratchett, Jingo (via captainofalltheships)

(via dduane)

Half of Global Wildlife Lost, says new WWF Report | Press Releases | WWF

I wish I could say I was surprised. Instead I’m horrifically saddened. In 40 years, we’ve lost half of our wildlife. Soon, there will be no wild left.

This can and must change.

"We’re gradually destroying our planet’s ability to support our way of life,” said Carter Roberts, president and CEO of WWF. “But we already have the knowledge and tools to avoid the worst predictions. We all live on a finite planet and its time we started acting within those limits.”

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FORBIDDEN By Kimberley Griffiths Little
Signed Hardcover Giveaway Harpercollins Released 11/04/2014
In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.
Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.
With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.
Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.
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About the Author
Kimberley Griffiths Little was born in San Francisco, but now lives in New Mexico with her husband and three sons in a solar adobe home on the banks of the Rio Grande. Her award-winning writing has been praised as “fast-paced and dramatic,” with “characters painted in memorable detail” and “beautifully realized settings.”
Kimberley adores anything old and musty with a secret story to tell and makes way too many cookies while writing.
She’s stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland; held baby gators in the bayous/swamps of Louisiana, sailed the Seine in Paris; ridden a camel in Petra, Jordan; shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria. Kimberley’s Awards include: Southwest Book Award, Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel, Bank Street College Best Books of 2011 & 2014, Crystal Kite Finalist, and New Mexico Book Award Finalist.
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Win a signed copy of FORBIDDEN by Kimberley Griffiths Little plus a beautiful magnetic notebook from Paper Blanks, a pair of Middle Eastern earrings, and a set of 10 book club cards! Enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the bottom of the post for your chance to win!

FORBIDDEN
By Kimberley Griffiths Little

Signed Hardcover Giveaway
Harpercollins
Released 11/04/2014

In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.

Purchase Forbidden at Amazon
Purchase Forbidden at Barnes & Noble
View Forbidden at Goodreads

About the Author

Kimberley Griffiths Little was born in San Francisco, but now lives in New Mexico with her husband and three sons in a solar adobe home on the banks of the Rio Grande. Her award-winning writing has been praised as “fast-paced and dramatic,” with “characters painted in memorable detail” and “beautifully realized settings.”

Kimberley adores anything old and musty with a secret story to tell and makes way too many cookies while writing.

She’s stayed in the haunted tower room at Borthwick Castle in Scotland; held baby gators in the bayous/swamps of Louisiana, sailed the Seine in Paris; ridden a camel in Petra, Jordan; shopped the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul; and spent the night in an old Communist hotel in Bulgaria. Kimberley’s Awards include: Southwest Book Award, Whitney Award for Best Youth Novel, Bank Street College Best Books of 2011 & 2014, Crystal Kite Finalist, and New Mexico Book Award Finalist.

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