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Radio Interview 7/13/14
This Sunday (July 13, 2014) I’ll be talking with Rodney Lear on Sunday Morning Magazine with Rodney Lear about GOLDEN BOY! Tune in at 7:00 am on WKRQ-FM (101.9) and WYGY-FM (97.3) —and 6:00am on WUBE-FM (105.1) & WREW-FM (94.9).
The Class of 2k13 Takes Chicago!
Originally posted on Class of 2k13:
Watch out, Windy City, because the Class of 2k13 is headed your way! Mark your calendars and join us! Friday, June 28, 2k13 First stop, 11:00 am: ALA–the American Library Association’s annual conference and exhibition.…
Monday Media: Parents On Facebook
A while back I wrote a blog post titled “Should Kids Use Facebook?” where I looked at information given in the Economist that tallied the presence of the youngest users on the social media site. In response to that post, … Continue reading
Back to Blogging!
It’s been a crazy few weeks… I realize as I type this that it’s been even longer than I thought… let’s make that a crazy two months, but I am now back to blogging! A quick update. Since you last … Continue reading
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
Tuesday Teaching: Exchange Excitement!
At this very moment I’m posting to you from Spain, where two other teachers and I have brought 19 students from Burlington High School on a cultural exchange with the IES Lázaro Cardenas school in Collado Villalba. We’re here for … Continue reading
Hello, everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s finally here, 2013: the year that GOLDEN BOY will get published, along with some other great debut authors. Check out the Lucky 13s and the Class of 2k13 (see below!) and start bookmarking. … Continue reading
Originally posted on Class of 2k13:
GOLDEN BOY Marginalized due to his albinism, thirteen-year-old Habo discovers it’s more dangerous to be seen as priceless than worthless when his family moves to Mwanza, Tanzania, and he must flee for his life…
Wednesday Writing: GALLEYS!
Today I must spend some time squealing with delight: my galleys arrived yesterday! Galleys (also known as ARCs, Advanced Reader Copies) are essentially paperback books created from an as-yet-unfinalized text. They have a cover image (often the final cover image … Continue reading
Friday Feature: Lisa Palin
This week’s Friday Feature is the final fabulous member of my writing group: Lisa Palin. So, Lisa, what are you doing these days? (Special emphasis for you on the “these days”… but we’ll get to that in a moment!) I’m … Continue reading
Monday Media: Merger!
As some of you may know, I’m being published by G.P. Putnam’s Books for Young Readers. Putnam is an imprint of Penguin. On October 29th, Penguin agreed to merge with Random House. The move is being touted as an “essential” … Continue reading
Friday Feature: Katie Slivensky
Today’s Friday Feature is another astounding member of my writers group: Katie Slivensky, science queen. So, Katie, tell us about your day job… just because it’s so cool! I’m a science nerd and animal lover. I work as an educator … Continue reading
Wednesday Writing: Copyedits
I just spent a wonderful day working on copyedits that had me deadline-crunched and stressed (they’re due next Monday). So, for all you writers out there, here is my checklist for a delightful copyediting experience. When you get your copyedits … Continue reading
Guest Blog: The Lucky 13s
Today I blogged over on The Lucky ’13s Blog, answering the question “Why on earth haven’t you given up on writing?” Click on over and check it out!
Wednesday Writing: Fresh Ink
So, what’s the most fun thing to do while waiting for your own ARCs to be available? Go to an awesome event hosted by a local indie bookseller where kids are pre-reading and reviewing other people’s ARCs! You heard right: … Continue reading