Her grandparents’ barn: an interview with Linda Oatman High

Linda Oatman High has written more than twenty books for young readers, and here is her latest. Don’t you just…

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Science is Mystery: interview and book giveaway

Animal, mineral, vegetable? My family loves to play Twenty Questions. We always start with these three categories to narrow the…

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Malcolm and Me: author interview and book giveaway

Author-interviews are especially fun when a good friend has a debut coming out! Congrats to Robin Farmer on this month’s…

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Upper-MG Historical Fiction: interview & giveaway

Calling all lovers of historical fiction! I’ve just read the newly released upper-middle grade novel Alina and with me today…

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Hear the Character’s Voice: Interview & Giveaway

“The first part of a book for me is hearing the character’s voice in my head. I don’t even take out a pen until I hear it strongly and consistently.”

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Anne Blankman on emotional truth in historical fiction, & YA ARC giveaway

Today I want to sing the praises of Richmond, Virginia’s writing community! I’m fortunate to be surrounded by poets, novelists,…

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Sailing Oceans with Padma Venkatraman

How’s this for serendipity? When I met conference keynoter Padma Venkatraman at the James River Writers conference in October 2016,…

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