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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How to Build Suspense: author interview & giveaway

When I asked author Tina Athaide how she made her debut novel so suspenseful, she gave me a mini-course on…

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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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Blue Skies: author interview & giveaway

In Blue Skies eleven year-old Glory Bea believes her daddy will come home from the war. He has to. He…

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Stretching My Hands Out: a photo-narrative exhibit

This month I went to a photo-narrative exhibit and poetry reading planned by two of my friends—Gigi Amateau and Penelope…

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Fall Writing Conferences: Inspiration from the Road

In October I heard two excellent keynoters—Marita Golden at the James River Writers Conference in Richmond, and Laurie Halse Anderson…

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