Jun 3, 2015

Mapping a Reader's Life

Here's a link to my post at the Nerdy Book Club on how I became a reader (and why I became a writer).

Apr 20, 2015

Workshop Outline: "Demystifying the Editorial Process" at the Mark Twain House, April 18, 2015

Here's the whole thing, if you didn't get a handout.

It's a Google doc. If you can't open it, email me or leave a comment, and I'll send you the Word document directly.

Thanks for attending!

Workshop Outline: Demystifying the Editing Process

Feb 14, 2015

We love teachers! 16 Free Books for Valentine's Day!

Are you a teacher, librarian, or reading specialist? Do you want 16 signed midgrade books for your school or classroom?

Most of them are brand new or soon-to-be-published. A few are familiar favorites. (There's even a big award-winner hiding in the mix!)

For your chance to win signed copies of ALL these books, just do one of two things:

1. Leave a comment below


3. Tweet about the giveaway using the hashtag #MGAuthorsLoveTeachers

Your name will be entered into the virtual hat, and we’ll draw the winner at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, February 18th. If you win, you’ll receive signed copies of ALL these books–not all at once, because some of them don’t publish until March or April, but won’t it be fun to get multiple packages in your mailbox?
Good luck!

(And if you want a similar boatload of YA books, hop on over to Sarah Darer Littman's blog for another chance to win!)

Here are the titles in the giveaway:

Why'd They Wear That?
Sarah Albee

Random Body Parts
Leslie Bulion

Beetle Busters
Loree Griffin Burns

Walk Two Moons
Sharon Creech

One Witch at a Time
Stacy DeKeyser

Fish in a Tree
Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Paper Things
Jennifer Richard Jacobson

How to Outswim a Shark Without a Snorkel
Jess Keating

On the Road to Mr. Mineo's
Barbara O'Connor

Wish Girl
Nikki Lofton

Mark of the Thief
Jennifer A. Nielsen

The Way to Stay in Destiny
Augusta Scattergood

The Gossip File
Anna Staniszewski

Emmanuel's Dream
Laurie Ann Thompson

Blue Birds
Caroline Starr Rose

Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson

Good luck!

Jan 25, 2015

Blog Tour!

Announcing the official schedule of the One Witch at a Time blog tour! Check out a few (or all) of these fabulous blogs for author interviews, guest posts, reviews, and giveaways!

February 9
Cracking the Cover

February 10
Haunting of Orchid Forsythia

February 11
Mother-Daughter Book Club

February 12

February 13
The Book Monsters

February 16
Word Spelunking

February 17
Read Now, Sleep Later

February 18
Small Review

February 19
KidLit Frenzy

February 20
The Flashlight Reader