Book Review: Climbing the Stairs (Venkatraman)

Climbing the Stairs Author: Padma Venkatraman Publisher: Speak Genre: Young Adult Subgenre: Historical Fiction; Military; Lit & Fiction Reviewer: Sara Book received by: Purchased at writer’s conference Synopsis: Life for fifteen year-old Vidya holds tremendous promise. Despite living in British-occupied India during the 1940s with a rigid caste system in place, she aspires to attend…

Friday Fictioneers: Your Chariot Awaits

  “Your throne, Your Majesty!”¬†The duke bowed and duchess curtsied. The king gazed at the perch across the moat. Light glimmered off the¬†gilded¬†royal seat. Rubies encrusted in the¬†high back sparkled. ¬†‚ÄúHow shall I get there?‚ÄĚ The duke stepped back and gestured to the gleaming horse and carriage, both draped in the ornate dressings of the…