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Tear Stained Eyes
Not all fairy tales end happily ever after. . .

Sunday, May 10, 2009

TooShea Films

Wow, haven't updated in a while...anyway, a lot has happened in the past who-knows. My novel, Tear Stained Eyes didn't really work out very well. Instead, I have been using my time to create movies, so I am proud to introduce my new blog and youtube channel for TooShea Films:


Please check them both out, subscribe and follow too! :) Thanks so much!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Catholic Teen Fiction

Though I am not sure whether I will be continuing Tear Stained Eyes or not, I have been reading and discovering a ton of great Catholic Teen Fiction out there! Here's some I highly recommend!:

Catholic, Reluctantly (Book #1 in the John Paul 2 High Series)
by Christian M. Frank
George Peterson would rather wrestle at a big high school, but he has to go to a new school run by Catholic parents: John Paul 2 High. Only seven kids in the whole school! The building is falling apart. Weird things keep happening. And then there s Allie Weaver, drop-dead gorgeous, barely Catholic. Why did her parents suddenly transfer her to John Paul 2 High? And what is she so afraid of?
Sequels: Coming Soon!

Midnight Dancers
by Regina Doman
When teenaged Rachel Durham finds a way that she and her eleven stepsisters can sneak out of their Chesapeake Bayside home after midnight, their troubled fundamentalist father enlists the help of Paul Fester, an ex-soldier and traveling juggler, to find out what the girls are up to. A modern retelling of Grimm's fairy tale "The Twelve Dancing Princesses."

Shadow of the Bear
by Regina Doman
When Bear, a mysterious young man, lands on Blanche and Rose Brier's doorstep in New York City, the two sisters have conflicting opinions on whether or not he is dangerous. Even as Blanche learns to trust him, her fears that Bear's friendship threatens their family prove terrifyingly true. A modern retelling of the classic Brothers Grimm fairytale.
Sequels: Black as Night and Waking Rose

Arms of Love
by Carmen Marcoux
Joanie, a strong Catholic woman, setting out in a new career as a journalist, must face one of the greatest challenges of her young life . . . romance.
Committed to the values of Christian courtship, Joanie finds herself attracted to the handsome young commercial producer, Brandon — a man living a very worldly lifestyle. Brandon makes every effort to draw the attractive young reporter into his charms and into his world. Meanwhile, Joanie is battling to resist his advances, as she earnestly seeks to bring Jesus into Brandon’s life.
Sequel: Surrender

The Secret of the Rose
by Sarah L. Thomson
When her father is imprisoned in 1592 England for being Catholic, fourteen-year-old Rosalind disguises herself as a boy and finds an ultimately dangerous job as servant to playwright Christopher Marlowe.

The Saint's Bones
by Mark Edwards
In a September that starts like a hundred Septembers before it, a group of children enroll as freshmen at St. Adalbert’s High School. But in a September that ends like no other September in history, those children discover that they possess supernatural powers, and that they must use those powers to try to save their school and, ultimately, the world!

For pre-teens (under 13), I'd suggest:

Run from the Nun!
by Erin MacLellan
Hoping to escape from Saint Joan of Arc School and return to her former elementary school, fifth-grader Kara is joined by some new classmates as she devises schemes to get expelled and as they all investigate the suspicious actions of the school janitor.

Break-In at the Basilica
by Dianne Ahern
Break-In At The Basilica is the second book in the series of Adventures With Sister Philomena, Special Agent to the Pope. This time the Pope sends Sister Philomena to Assisi to investigate a break-in at the Basilica of Saint Francis. Unable to leave her summer visitiors, niece Delaney and nephew Riley, alone at her convent, Sister Philomena has them tag-along. Eager to assist their aunt in a search for clues the children explore the basilica, study its frescoes, sneak into the tomb of St. Francis, wander through the hilltown of Assisi and end up at the little church of San Damiano. Every once-in-a-while they spot a wolf or hear its howl or feel its presence. Is it real or a spirit? Good or evil? What is it trying to tell them? A turn of events brings the Abbess of the Sisters of Saint Clare of Assisi into the center of the investigation. She helps to catch the thief and determine his unusual punishment. The personal stories of Saint Francis and Saint Clare and the sights and sounds of Assisi are woven into this great tale of adventure in Italy.
Sequels: Lost in St. Peter's Tomb and Curse of the Coins

If you know of any other good Catholic teen (or pre-teen fiction), feel free to email me at amandacbell14@yahoo.com with your suggestions! :-] Enjoy!