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Patio Book Life: Our New Spot on the Book Block

Updated: Nov 25, 2020

Jessica Haight and Stephanie Robinson are the co-authors of the Fairday Morrow books, and they have been friends forever.

In addition to being book buddies and crafting stories, Jess and Stephanie have been blogging as their main characters, Fairday and Lizzy, since 2011- holy cow!

You can still visit Fairday's Blog to read our book reviews, author interviews, riddles, and all sorts of bookish fun from over the past 9 years.

2020 brings about change, and Jess and Stephanie have moved their blog to this new spot on the book block, writing as themselves.

Fear not the unexpected. Anything's possible.

  • Middle grade book reviews: Stephanie is an elementary school media specialist, and she is all about the books. Tune in for children's picture book and middle grade book reviews.

  • Drawing, poetry, and riddles with Jess: Most enjoyable and keeps up writing skills.

  • Patio Book Club: next review: The Evening and the Morning by Ken Follett- prequel to Pillars of the Earth and World Without End.

  • Graphic novel reviews with Jess: Bursting to share.

  • Adult fiction reviews with Stephanie: You're in for a treat.

  • WTF Panel: Writers' Thoughts and Feelings

The comments are a little wonky on this site, but they seem to be working okay. You can either log in to leave a comment or you can comment in the box without having to log in and sign up. Either way, we love to hear from our readers! Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We appreciate it. :)

Stephanie and Jess circa 1997


The Secret Files of Fairday Morrow (book 1)

Publish date: 12/1/15

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Illustrator: Roman Muradov

Ages: 8 and up

Grade Level: 3-6

Hardcover, Library Bound, Paperback, E-book


The Begonia House keeps its secrets. Everyone knows that. Everyone, that is, except for clever eleven-year-old Fairday Morrow, whose family has just moved in. Being the Senior Investigator in the Detective Mystery Squad, more commonly known as the DMS, she’s ready to uncover the mysteries hidden within the strange manor. As the investigation gears up and the pieces of the puzzle begin to fall into place, the DMS enters into a world where anything is possible, and the danger is most definitely real. Can they piece together the puzzle before it's too late? Or will whatever's causing trouble find Fairday and her friends first?


Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library (book 2)

Publish date: 10/23/17

Publisher: Willow Press

Illustrator: David SanAngelo

Ages: 8 and up Grade level: 3-6 Hardcover, Paperback, E-book


Fairday Morrow had no clue that moving from Manhattan to the small town of Ashpot, Connecticut, would lead to an unsolved mystery. Her parents’ dream of renovating a crumbling Victorian, called the Begonia House, into a bed and breakfast had seemed like treachery at the time. But Fairday found out that her new house kept secrets, and once inside its twisted front gates, anything was possible. When mysterious notes start showing up warning that a librarian is in trouble and a bookworm is devouring words, Fairday thinks the Begonia House has more skeletons in its closets. What happens to stories when their words get eaten?


Fairday Morrow and the Master's Emporium (book 3)

Publish date: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Publisher: Willow Press

Illustrator: TO BE ANNOUNCED

Ages: 8 and up

Grade Level: 3-6

3 comentarios

Congrats on your nice, new site, have BIG fun here! Hugs, Valerie

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Like the look of the new site! Hugs, RO

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We are so excited to be here and we're working on figuring out how to enable comments! :)

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