Magic & historical fiction: interview and giveaway

Magic, inspirational quotes, time-travel, and World War II history fill the pages of Mindy Thompson’s imaginative debut The Bookshop of…

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“Writing is a Strange and Magical Process”: interview & book giveaway

Moments in Like Nothing Amazing Ever Happened are so real and reminded me so much of my husband that I…

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A Navajo Story: author interview and book giveaway!

Congratulations to Brian Young on the release today of his debut middle grade novel, Healer of the Water Monster, out…

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MG Survival Story: author interview and giveaway!

I love survival stories and found Frances Greenslade‘s Red Fox Road so compelling, I devoured it in two sittings. From…

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“I let myself daydream”: interview with Lauren Wolk & book giveaway

  Echo Mountain is a fabulous new story from the award-winning Lauren Wolk, out in 2020 from Dutton/Penguin Young Readers.…

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A Hero of the Jim Crow era: author interview and giveaway

I can’t think of a better way to spend time during a quarantine than to read! And I’m giving away…

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Chance Comes Once: author interview and giveaway!

I’m still choked up after reading Her Own Two Feet, just out from Scholastic’s FOCUS imprint, about a Rwandan girl…

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Craft Strong Secondary Characters: interview & giveaway

After reading Adam P. Schmitt’s debut middle grade novel Speechless, I was… speechless. No, really. I was. Seriously. Toward the…

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The Humility to Keep Trying

Barbara Kingsolver says, “[Writing is] a project of balancing the audacity to do this work, and the humility to keep trying until you’ve gotten it right.”

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