SPARKS OF LIGHT by Janet B. Taylor!

Did you see the gorgeous cover for Janet B. Taylor’s 2017 release, SPARKS OF LIGHT? Her sequel to INTO THE DIM will be released on August 1st next year and you can catch the entire reveal over on YA Books Central (um, there’s a giveaway!!!).

sparks-of-lightMake sure you add it to your Goodreads list now because this one is fabulous, people!

And if that’s not enough, INTO THE DIM, Taylor’s 2016 time-traveling phenom is getting a whole new look for its 2017 release on April 11, 2017!


We couldn’t be happier for Janet and all her ravenous fans!!

INTO THE DIM by Janet B. Taylor Makes The Spring 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview

INDIES NEXT Congrats to our lovely Janet B. Taylor for her debut’s placement on The Spring 2016 Kids’ Indie Next List Preview!

Here’s what the American Bookseller Association had to say:

Into the Dim, by Janet B. Taylor
(HMH Books for Young Readers, 9780544602007, $17.99, available March)
“You don’t want to miss this time-traveling adventure, thrilling romance, and rich, historical tale. After her mom disappears and is presumed dead, Hope Walton travels to Scotland to stay with her mom’s family, whom she’s never met. When she discovers their secret — INTO THE DIMthey are time travelers — she journeys to 12th century England, where she encounters Eleanor of Aquitaine, Thomas Becket, and her mom, very much alive. Now she has three days to bring her mom back to the present, or they’ll be trapped in the 12th century forever!” —Alyssa Raymond, Boulder Book Store, Boulder, CO – See the full list of previewed books here.

Janet B Taylor Reviews UNDERWATER

underwater cover hi-resLYRICAL, SPARE, AND RICH, all at the same time.
Debut author Marisa Reichardt has written a beautiful, honest, heart-ripping novel.
It’s been a long time since I a book pulled me back into what it truly feels like to be sixteen. This novel did that.

It would’ve been easy for an author to allow Morgan–the main character–to wander into pathetic territory, after what all she’s been through. But with Reichardt’s deft handling, watching Morgan brave it out as she overcomes obstacles and finds her way back to life is thrilling and gut-wrenching and uplifting.

DO NOT MISS THIS ONE FOLKS!!! Highly Recommend!!

Cover Reveal: INTO THE DIM

INTO THE DIMWhat??? I’ve seen the cover for INTO THE DIM, you say.


Well, feast your peeps INTO THE DIM fans ’cause this book’s got a brand new look!

And we couldn’t love it more!

Gimme. Gimme. Gimme.

INTO THE DIM and its new fancy cover is out on 3.1.2016, but you can pre-order now wherever books are sold!

My Sneak Peek at “Into the Dim”

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When’s the last time you read a fantasy/mystery/time-travel book about the middle ages? “Never!” you say? Me either, that is until I read an advanced copy of Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor.

I’ll save my full review for when the book comes out on March 1, 2016, but here’s a teeny-tiny sneak peek. Into the Dim tells the story of a homeschooled teenage girl named Hope who thinks her mother is dead. Actually her mom is a member of an elite time-traveling society and is trapped in the 12th century. In order to rescue her mother Hope must face her deepest fears, blend into the court of Eleanor of Aquitaine, and match wits with the evil Thomas Becket.

Not only did I adore this book, my fifth grade son did too. It’s just barely PG enough that I felt comfortable with him reading it. He stayed up until 10:30 p.m. to finish it, which was way past his bedtime.

Into the Dim is worth missing sleep for!

by Jennifer Bardsley, aka The YA Gal.


The glorious ARCs for Janet B. Taylor’s YA time-travel debut INTO THE DIM have arrived and they are splendorously spectacular! Not to mention, how adorable is Sixteen to Read author Janet B. Taylor? The Most Adorable, that’s how adorable!


“Seventy-two hours, then we have to be back at the clearing. Sunrise on the third day.”

Being “the homeschooled girl,” in a small town, Hope Walton’s crippling phobias and photographic memory don’t help her fit in with her adoptive dad’s perfectly blonde Southern family. But when her mother is killed in a natural disaster thousands of miles from home, Hope’s secluded world crumbles. After an aunt she’s never met invites her to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic. She’s a member of a secret society of time travelers, and is actually trapped in the twelfth century in the age of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Now Hope must conquer her numerous fears and travel back in time to help rescue her mother before she’s lost for good. Along the way, she’ll discover more family secrets, and a mysterious boy who could be vital to setting her mother free… or the key to Hope’s undoing.

Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.

INTO THE DIM releases March 1, 2016 and is available for pre-order now!







Pitch Wars: Meet #TeamMarch1st



Pitch Wars 2015 started yesterday and two of our very own Sixteen to Read gals have signed up to be mentors. Janet B. Taylor and Shannon M. Parker are joining fellow 2016 debut author Kathryn Purdie as the power trio #TeamMarch1st! Yay! Why this trio, you ask? Well, they are all debuting on March 1, 2016 and they all want to give back to the fantabulous kidlit community. Plus, Janet kind of has a soft spot for Pitch Wars–okay, A HUGE SOFT SPOT.

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#TeamMarch1st is looking for YA only and have a fab Wish List, as well as all the reasons you want them as your mentors!

Janet Taylor is A PITCH WARS SUCCESS STORY. Now she’s readying for a 2016 debut release and is giving back to Pitch Wars by helping other writers! Woot! Woot! Who wouldn’t want that karmic crazy-good energy behind them? I know. Right?

Come join the Pitch Wars awesomeness. We can’t wait to see you there!




Janet B. Taylor at the DFW Writers Conference

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Sixteen to Read author Janet B. Taylor is headed to the DFW Writers Conference in Dallas, Texas this weekend (July 24th-26th). Woot! Woot!

It’s her very first time on the panel side of a conference and we know she’s gonna rock the crowds with her unending charm, wit and witty charm. Not to mention that gorgeous sense of humor she has—-the one that draws people in and makes them feel more welcomer than a fuzzy warm welcome mat!

If you’re lucky enough to be in Dallas, stop by and see Janet:
Saturday, July 25.2015
1:00 to 2:30 p.m.
Query Letters workshop  Janet B. Tayor, Jenny Martin, Julie Murphy, Rosemary Clement-Moore

2:45 to 4:15 p.m.
So Close and Yet So Far workshop: For writers who’ve accumulated a stack of rejection letters and aren’t sure what to do next.
Janet B. Taylor, agents Michelle Johnson & Christopher Rhodes, and editor April Osborn.

Sunday, July 26.2015 
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Secrets of Success panel
Janet B. Taylor, Benjamin Hedin, Melissa Lenhardt, Steven James, A. Lee Martinez and Lindsay Cummings.

1:00 to 2:15 p.m.
So Here’s My Problem workshop
Janet B. Taylor, editor Laura Maisano and agents Uwe Stender and Shannon Hassan.

2:30 to 3:45 p.m.
Crowdslashing: Cutting Your Manuscript Down to Size workshop
Janet B. Taylor and Lindsay Cummings
For more info on the conference visit their Conference Page. We hope you are one of the lucky attendees who get to witness Janet’s genius and her infectious smile!