October 29, 2008

Toad Hill reviews is a fabulous book review blog for and by tweens. The reviews sound as though they are written by much older kids – it’s obvious these kids are big readers. I may be a bit prejudice though…they gave The Curse of Addy McMahon a great review, and now they’ve interviewed me and…

October 15, 2008

I’ve been wanting to tell you all about this fabulous award, but since Tracy Grand from JacketFlap.com sent out this announcement, I thought I’d let Tracy do the talking (blogging?) for me! Nominations for the third annual Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’Literary Awards (the Cybils) are open now through Wednesday, October 15th. The goal of…

October 1, 2008

My fall newsletter focuses on school visits so a recent email that ricocheted around various writer and illustrator listservs was of particular interest. That, and it was stunning in its chauvinism. Most authors I know try to work in a number of annual gratis visits for schools in poverty stricken areas of the country. But…