Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I’m SOOOOO proud of one of my best friends in the whole entire world: Jonathan Hal Reynolds!



Within the first twelve hours of his brand new book series ("Octobers") being released on Monday, all four books rose to the top 10 in the Fantasy-General genre on, even ahead of Stephen King! Holy COW!!!


I’ll tell you all about the books, but first we are going to take a trip down memory lane…

When I was a junior in high school (& Reynolds- a sophomore), we became the best of friends.



Reynolds is an energetic dreamer with a magnetic personality. You can’t help but be drawn to his bright light.

I quickly came to love him deeply, as if he were my very own brother. He was SO goofy and would constantly make me laugh until I had tears streaming down my face.




We went our separate ways during the college years- but we always remained very close…catching up at holidays and such.




Reynolds is probably the most passionate, creative person I have ever met and has an intense love for life. He cherishes his time spent on this Earth and makes the most of every single day.




He loves to experience the world first hand and has traveled to more countries than I could ever imagine. I am so structured and predictable---while Reynolds has always been carefree and spontaneous. A trait that I absolutely love about him.




Through the years, we have been a part of each others special life moments:

My wedding (scanner wasn’t working, so I had my Dad take a picture of this picture and send it to me…didn’t work out so well, eh? Ha)




and Reynolds loving on my quad babies for the first time…




and now, here we are---grown ups?!?!  (gasp) And we thought we would never get old! Ha.

I always knew you would do amazing things…





Such a cool idea!

These magical books, by J.H. Reynolds & Craig Cunningham, are set in a world that is always October.


(All concept illustrations by J.R. Fleming)



When Halloween night ends, the calendars turn back to October 1st, and the enchanted wonders begin again.




These first four books go through the same October four different times, but through four different perspectives until the reader solves all the mysteries. The books are geared toward 9-12 year olds, but are enjoyed by older readers who love the fantastical--i.e., Halloween, time travel, romance, monsters, underdog heroes… you get the picture.




The paperbacks are $5.99 each, and the ebooks are $2.99. I highly advise you guys to buy all four books since they are all part of the same story, and the reader won't solve all the mysteries until the end of the fourth book.

OCTOBERS_Poster_HOBBLE_MAP_(WEB) is currently running a promotional deal for the books. If the buyer puts all four paperback books into their shopping cart together and checks out, then will give them the fourth book for FREE! Awesome deal, right?! You end up getting four books for $18. (*psssst* Excellent Christmas gifts!)

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To receive the special promotion- you must go to: and follow the links to the sales pages (or Barnes and Noble if you are buying an ebook for your Nook).

FYI: I just ordered all four books for $17.97. The discount does not appear until the very end of the checkout process under: “review order summary”.


I cannot wait to curl up with a soft, comfy blanket, sip on a warm cup of coffee, and get lost in a magical world of mystery & adventure.


Dear Reynolds, Little Boy Wonder, Peter Pan…I am so proud of you. I admire you more than you will ever know. You truly are an inspiration to me and I love you to pieces. Don’t ever “grow up”. Don’t ever stop dreaming…



Can’t wait to see what you have in store next!


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…or “Suzy” Winking smile


I will keep a link to these books in my sidebar, if you would like to come back and check them out. You will not be disappointed.


Charity Donovan said...

Will be buying these for Aidan ASAP! Thanks for sharing & congrats to your friend!!!

Me said...

Oh my goodness, my husband would love these! He's a huge sci-fi/fantasy geek who loves an underdog story and his favorite holiday is Halloween. Never mind that these are "young adult" books. I know what he's getting for Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing! My niece will be 12 around Christmas and I think these would be a great birthday gift! I know she is a little young for the target age, but she is very mature for her age, loves to read and has read all of the other books you listed, and is so HARD to buy for! I think she will love these!

Sara said...

Hey, you forgot the most important info, is he single?! ;)

Abby said...

What Sara said! I'm married, but he's a dreamboat and I have single friends! :)

amya said...

Holy Cow he is HOT!

Unknown said...

These sound great!!! I think I'll order the set for my nephew for Christmas! He's 11!

Sarah said...

I just ordered these books!! I'm a teacher and love reading children's and young adult books. Thanks for the recommendation! P.S. I just stumbled upon your blog about a week ago and I love reading it. I also love the names of your children! :) I'm a mom to a 10 month old girl and it's the best job in the world. :)

Kristen and Andy said...

What an awesome story! So neat to have life long friends! Thanks so much for sharing about his new book series - I ordered the set for my 12 year old son for Christmas - he is going to LOVE these!


Page said...

I'm not gonna lie...the first thought I had was "he's hot!" ha! Don't tell the hubs ;) Besides that important info, his books sound awesome!! Please give us a review after you read them!! I'm going to my amazon page now...I'm thinking of a young cousin of my husbands that would really enjoy these!

Anonymous said...

Woah, he's hot !! It would have been a sin to NOT check him out on Facebook..and now I know he is not single ! :( Ordering the books right away though!! ;)

Carrie said...

These books sound really good. Great story! And could he be any cuter!! Oh my!!

Karrin said...

I have been looking for a new book series for my nephew and these will be perfect! Hoping that he'll let me read them when he's done, too. Christmas shopping has officially begun.

Anonymous said...

My daughter is turining 9 this month and she would love these books! Thanks so much for showing the world this series! I just purchased all 4 and I did receive my discount!! Thanks again....

A. Jester

~Shelly~ said...

That is so funny- I used to have the BIGGEST crush on him in high school :P So happy for him, this is cool!

Anonymous said...

I stumbled upon your blog and came across this post about these books. My son who is 10 loves to read the Goosebump series and I thought these would be perfect for him to I ordered them last week and got them today! He is going to be so excited to start reading these new books!

Anonymous said...

Hi Suz, is he local to DFW? If so would he be open to coming to family reading night at a school to read???? You can e-mail me at

mitzi said...

My boys would love these books when they are a little bit older. Thank you for the recommendation! And yes, the author is adorable! :)

D said...

What a cutie! Is your friend single?!


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