Sunday, February 2, 2014

Blog Tour: The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky Guest Blog by Holly Schindler

Writing Right with Holly Schindler

I also have a fantastic outtake that I had to share. That rumble in the background is not a chainsaw, but my constant writing companion, my Pekingese, Jake:

The Junction of Sunshine and Lucky:

 “Beasts of the Southern Wild” meets Because of Winn Dixie in this inspiring story of hope. 

Auggie Jones lives with her grandpa Gus, a trash hauler, in a poor part of town. So when her wealthy classmate’s father starts the House Beautification Committee, it’s homes like Auggie’s that are deemed “in violation.” But Auggie is determined to prove that there’s more to her—and to her house—than meets the eye. What starts out as a home renovation project quickly becomes much more as Auggie and her grandpa discover a talent they never knew they had—and redefine a whole town’s perception of beauty, one recycled sculpture at a time. 

 Holly Schindler’s feel-good story about the power one voice can have will inspire readers to speak from their hearts. 

Reviews: "...a heartwarming and uplifting story...[that] shines...with vibrant themes of community, self-empowerment and artistic vision delivered with a satisfying verve." – Kirkus Reviews 

"Axioms like 'One man's trash is another man's treasure' and 'Beauty is in the eye of the beholder' come gracefully to life in Schindler's tale about the value of hard work and the power of community…Auggie's enthusiasm and unbridled creativity are infectious, and likeminded readers will envy her creative partnership with [her grandfather] Gus." – Publishers Weekly 

Links: Twitter: @holly_schindler 


Author site: 

 Site for young readers: Holly Schindler’s Middles - 

 Group Author Blogs: YA Outside the Lines ( for YA authors and Smack Dab in the Middle ( for MG authors. 

Rafflecopter Giveaway, running Feb. 2-9: 

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