Monthly Archives: July 2013

Monday Book Review: The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

This is one of those books I’m really happy to blog about because I enjoyed it so much, and I think adults can feel confident handing it to the teens and preteens in their lives. Title: The Running Dream Author: … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal! The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson

Today I have the pleasure of helping YA author Melanie Dickerson reveal the cover for her upcoming novel The Captive Maiden due out October 22. Isn’t it gorgeous? The Captive Maiden is a re-telling of the Cinderella story. Melanie is … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Getting Publicity for Your Books

Yesterday, I received an email from the firm handling publicity for my upcoming Chicken Soup for the Soul book. (You’ll notice how I call it my Chicken Soup for the Soul book even though my writing only takes up four … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: The Outcasts by John Flanagan

Like many of the books I’m reading this summer, this novel is on the summer reading list at my school and is also on the 2014 Rebecca Caudill nominee list. I’ll admit that I judged the book by its cover: … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson

I had the pleasure of hearing Ms. Woodson speak at the International Reading Association conference in May 2012. She spoke during the young adult literature luncheon, a time for those of us who love YA books to hear one of … Continue reading

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Writing Wednesday: Do authors choose their covers?

Yesterday a large box was waiting for me at my door. (Isn’t that an exciting thing to find, ripe with possibilities? What’s inside? Did I order something and forget? Did someone send me something?) Yes, someone did send me something. … Continue reading

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Monday Book Review: Crispin: The Cross of Lead by Avi

This book is on the summer reading list for the incoming seventh graders at my school. The teacher picked it out because the students will be studying medieval England during seventh grade. Title:¬†Crispin: The Cross of Lead Author:¬†Avi Genre: historical … Continue reading

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