Monthly Archives: April 2009

online auction for Diabetes with lots of items for writers and readers opens tomorrow

Don’t forget that Brenda Novak’s online auction for Diabetes research, that has lots of items that will interest writers and readers, opens tomorrow am–May 1st. See my earlier post to read more about it, or check out the auction itself.

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new kidlit blog will help a wider audience discover good children’s books

Booklights–a new blog on the PBS Parents site–will help a wider audience find good children’s books. The blog, written and maintained by children’s book bloggers Jen Robinson, Mother Reader, and Susan Kusel of Wizards Wireless), will help parents and other … Continue reading

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I have an agent I love!

I’ve been meaning to share with you all for a few weeks, now (but got sidetracked by my dog’s health–she’s doing okay enough again)–I now have an agent who I’m absolutely thrilled with! I love her. She responds quickly to … Continue reading

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Cookie Monster and Kermit demonstrate poetry

Cookie Monster and Kermit from Sesame Street make poetry fun! I love the humor.

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interview with Julie Schoerke, book publicist extraordinaire

Since my first YA book comes out this September, I don’t yet have a lot of experience with book publicists from an author point of view. But as a book reviewer, I do. And Julie is, by far, my favorite … Continue reading

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Amazon has acquired Stanza ebook reader

Did you know that Amazon has acquired Stanza, the hugely popular ebook reader for the iPod and iPod Touch? Yep, they have. Part of what made Stanza so popular, besides being free, was its ability to read multiple ebook formats, … Continue reading

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Random House launches new “enhanced” ebooks

Random House UK has launched new “enchanced” ebooks–ebooks with extras such as author interviews, photos, videos, games, quizzes, interactive graphics, and the option to listen to or read the text at the start of each chapter. The enhanced ebooks include … Continue reading

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Teachers — win a free virtual classroom visit from a children’s author

Teachers–you can enter to win a free virtual author classroom visit from children’s author Anastasia Suen. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and Children’s Book Week, she’ll give the free virtual class on Wednesday, May … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble offering 9 free audiobooks

Barnes & Noble is offering

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social networking classes for writers & illustrators by a children’s author

If you’re a writer or illustrator, and social networking makes you faint of heart, or you don’t know what people are talking about when they mention Twitter, then you might want to check out the class children’s author Susan Taylor … Continue reading

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