Category Archives: Media

Wednesday Writing: NESCBWI ’13

This past weekend I attended the annual conference of the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrators (NESCBWI). Now, when I was first learning about writing, I had no idea that SCBWI existed. I was … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Discussion Guide

I am very excited to announce that I can unveil the teacher’s guide for GOLDEN BOY! I’m really, really happy with how it turned out. The questions range from easy find-the-answer-in-the-text to really pretty deep (“How does a person’s upbringing … Continue reading

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Monday Media: International Calling

On this year’s inaugural Spanish Exchange we splurged a little in the budget— upon our arrival we went out and purchased disposable phones for every kid and each chaperone – a total of €30 apiece, wich included €10 of talk … Continue reading

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Monday Media: The Penguin Catalogue

So… guess what just came out? THE PENGUIN SUMMER CATALOGUE!! AND… guess what’s on page seventeen?? GOLDEN BOY IS!! Just one more step to really being a real book. … Also rather humbling. There are some BIG books coming out … Continue reading

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Monday Media: SWAG re-blog

Hello, everyone. Today is a bit of a mish-mash: a post on how to create that all-important multi-media experience of your book, SWAG! Only one catch… I didn’t write it! 🙂 So head on over to A. C. Gaughen’s blog … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Junior Library Guild

I have some very exciting news for this week’s Wednesday Writing: GOLDEN BOY has been chosen by the Junior Library Guild as one of it’s “Spring Selections” for 2013. For those of you who have never heard of the JLG … Continue reading

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Friday Feature: Lynda Mullaly Hunt

Today’s Friday Feature is Lynda Mullaly Hunt, debut author of ONE FOR THE MURPHYS and founder of Book Train. Lynda, welcome to the blog! What’s it like being a debut author? Well, I have to admit that it’s pretty over-the-top … Continue reading

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Tuesday Teaching: No More Novels?

Earlier this month, The Washington Post published an article titled “Common core sparks war over words,” in which it worries that the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in English (by 46 states & DC, to date) will lead … Continue reading

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Monday Media: NYT Besteller Lists

Thanks to the PW Children’s Bookshelf mailing (a fantastic mailing if you’re at all interested in books for children & teens or want to know more about the market & it’s related news!) for another fascinating article: Laura Hazard Owen … Continue reading

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Monday Media: Portraits of Albinism

    Just a quick post to point you to a beautiful photojournalism piece by Jacquelyn Martin: “Portraits of Albinism: Letting an inner light shine.” It’s accompanied by an article (and radio broadcast, if you happened to tune into to WBUR in … Continue reading

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Monday Media: CyberMonday vs Paper Books

On my way home from work on this cyber-Monday evening I heard an interesting segment on my local NPR station discussing the steps that brick-and mortar bookstores are taking to convince shoppers not only to come in (rather than shop … Continue reading

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Wednesday Writing: Cover Reveal!

Hello Blogosphere, it’s been a while. However! Though things have been crazy lately, I haven’t forgotten my promise to tell you about my cover reveal! Look at it! Isn’t it amazing? Jesse Joshua Watson gave Habo so much emotional depth … Continue reading

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Monday Media: Online Reviews

A few things recently have gotten me thinking about the new face of reviewing… First, GOLDEN BOY finally appeared on Goodreads (go! say you want to read it! add it to a list!) and I had to create an author profile. … Continue reading

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Thursday Travel: Into 2013!

Yay, time travel! Well… okay… not really. But close! Today we, the debut author CLASS OF 2013, launch our official blog with an awe-inspiring giveaway: a $50 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble AND a GIANT PILE OF BOOK LOOT– … Continue reading

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Monday Media: Writing on the iPad

Last year Burlington High School went “one-to-one,” meaning that they provided a web-enabled device to every student and teacher in the high school. In our case, this device was an iPad. As a foreign language teacher, having browsing availability in … Continue reading

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