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August 3, 2012

Jane Stemp Wickenden brought this to my attention. A few years ago British author Sarah Harrison (author of HOT BREATH and COLD FEET among other novels) wrote this guide to terms used by reviewers: Sarah Harrison’s Guide to Literary Criticism Enchanting : there’s a dog in it. Heartwarming : a dog and a child. Heartrending…

January 6, 2011

In an effort to be fair and to learn more about the motives of the man behind the removal of the ‘N’ word in Huck Finn (as well as the word ‘injun’), I invited Dr. Alan Gribben to be a guest on my podcast, unfortunately, this was his response: Thanks for the invitation, Ms. Davis. …

January 5, 2011

I’ve never considered myself a white person. I know, weird, right? The world looks at me and thinks, “White girl.” It’s not that I think I’m not white, or am something else, I just don’t align myself that way. But being Jewish, I always felt in the minority, and add to that, growing up in…

December 16, 2010

Yes, that headline is a bait and switch. But I only did it because what I have to tell you is important and serious and not titillating, and I am desperate to get my fellow Westchesterites on board, so please forgive me. There is a scandal, but apparently, no one noticed the terrible thing that…

October 6, 2010

Other ways to listen: Subscribe for your iPod/iPhone at iTunes Subscribe for your Zune Download this episode by clicking here. Or just click the “i” on the media player to the left to see the episode listing.   Show Notes  Episode #11 Subject: Tips on telling a great story Guest: Dianne de las CasasBonus stuff: on the app…

September 29, 2010

Thanks to 100ScopeNotes for the early morning laugh! http://feeds.feedburner.com/BrainBurps

September 22, 2010

The Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Book Awards (Cybils) judges and panelists have been announced for the 2010 committees. I’m thrilled to be among them! Panel Organizer: Pam Coughlan, MotherReader Panelists (Round I Judges): Emily Beeson, Homespun LightPam Coughlan (see category organizer)Travis Jonker, 100 Scope NotesNatasha Maw, Maw BooksDawn Mooney, 5 Minutes for BooksKiera Parrott,…

August 26, 2010

Not only did I have a fabulous time last week at my signing at RJ’s, but they even sent me a lovely thank you note which I was going to type in here but realize it would make me sound incredibly conceited because it was all full of fantastic compliments.  LOL! Here are some pix…