Colleen Houck


“I took hold of that scourge -filled ship and crushed it between my limbs, hurtling it into the second sun, the red one that gave me strength. But I was too late." Terraformer

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  • Monthly Archives: September 2014

    Hennas with Amalie Howard author of Alpha Goddess

        A little about Henna, Alpha Goddess, & East Indian culture! with Guest Blogger Amalie Howard   When I wrote Alpha Goddess, Mehndi—the Indian term for decorative henna—was an important part of my protagonist’s character, and a crucial symbol to the goddess that she becomes. The Mehndi artwork on the model’s hands on the Alpha Goddess cover was a complete representation of that evolution. To me, it was very authentic. In the novel, Mehndi is a clear symbol of my protagonist’s past and who she is—and when it appears on her skin, she understands that she isn’t just an …

    MODERN INK SOCIETY

    FEATURING GUEST BETH REVIS Finding Inspiration Through Travel Welcome to the seventh session of THE MODERN INK SOCIETY!   “Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” – JRR Tolkien “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust     Introducing Beth Revis! Finding Inspiration Through Travel “One of the most common questions an author gets is, “where do you …

    YA Scavenger Hunt Fall 2014 Authors

    Hello Everyone! It’s that time again. We have less than two weeks until the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you reserved plenty of time for this one because there isn’t just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that’s right, I said 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun for all you readers out there! So let’s get started! TEAM RED INCLUDES:      TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:   TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:   TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:   TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:   TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:   There are so many books here I …

    Mr. Kadam’s Spice Kitchen

      Welcome to Mr. Kadam’s Spice Kitchen featuring the spice Cinnamon Welcome back to Mr. Kadam’s Spice Kitchen! Last month he shared some of his wisdom on both medicinal and culinary uses of the spice ginger. In addition to being the royal military adviser to Houck’s fictional character King Rajaram, Anik Kadam has a passion for spices and cooking. For those of you unfamiliar with who Mr. Kadam is, you can learn more in an earlier blog from August (or you can check out Houck’s New York Times bestselling Tiger’s Curse Series). For this month, he’d like to share the …

    MODERN INK SOCIETY

    FEATURING GUEST APRILYNNE PIKE I’ll Never Forget the Time When Welcome to the sixth session of THE MODERN INK SOCIETY! Do you know who you are .. and who you are meant to become? Does it seem like you are not living the life you dreamed of when you were a child? Or are you unsure which pathway in life to take? visaliaweddingstyle provides you more guide.  If so, perhaps it is time to discover the life you were destined for by taking a journey of self discovery. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is …

    Is Beauty only Skin Deep? **Win a Prize**

    As a teenager all I wanted  for my skin to be free of acne.  As a 20 year old I still wanted to be acne free, but I knew I also needed sunscreen in my daily face moisturizer since I live in the sunny desert. I tried several products until I found the right one for me, and then I learn more about what should I do during my early 20’s. But I failed to follow, and it continues to open more acne and breakouts. When I reached my 30’s I was sure that the little breakouts would surely stop …