Bad-ass ninjas can save your town

I curl up every night with picture books and early reader tales, thanks to the offspring. But I’m one of the seemingly tiny minority of people on the planet who hasn’t been swept up in the YA fiction craze. Never read the Twilight saga or Hunger Games or . . . even (gasp) past the first 50 pages of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

Author Amy KingA few YA titles have made it to my TBR pile, mostly after being recommended by other writers I admire, but until today I confess I’d never heard of A.S. King.

You must go and read her guest post at Writer Unboxed. It’ll only take a few minutes and will put a big smile on your face. You won’t believe me when you see the headline. Another indie bookstore post… yawn, right?

Wrong. Amy King is funny, engaging, and has a ton of wisdom to share about bad-ass ninjas saving your town, why indie bookstores are all about Power to the People, and why you should never pass a solo greens purveyor in Ireland to buy Spanish iceberg lettuce at the big box grocery. (You’ll have to watch the video to find out why that’s funny.)

After reading a string of e-books, I’ve been longing to hold a real book in my hand again. King’s book Please Ignore Vera Dietz will be just the ticket.

I’ll look for it at Pulp Fiction, my local indie bookstore/bad-ass ninja lair. If you’re also in BC and looking for an independent bookseller in your community, check this great list from The Tyee.