Monthly Archives: October 2010

I love stories like this!

A couple gives out books instead of candy. I would have loved it; I was a real bookworm; I still am. Just as long as I still got some chocolate at another stop. 🙂 What do you think? Would you … Continue reading

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Ursula LeGuin Is Blogging!

Wow! If you like her writing, head on over. I found her first post fascinating.

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Scars, framed!

I just got SCARS back, framed–well, the dustjacket–with the silver GG (Governor General Literary Award) sticker on it–and it feels SO good! (grinning and grinning) I felt like laughing in joy–I actually did, holding it–and now I’ve put it up … Continue reading

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9th Anne of Green Gables series book available!

Did you know that there is a 9th book in LM Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables series??? (I LOVE that series.) Well, there is! She delivered it to her publisher the day she died. The Blythes Are Quoted. The paperback … Continue reading

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Is it okay to say “queer”? My opinion on it.

Someone, after watching my It Gets Better video, asked me if it was okay to use the word queer. I appreciated the question. I know it’s not always easy to know what is “right” or politically okay–AND it also varies … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield’s It Gets Better video for queer youth & anyone thinking of suicide

You’ve probably seen or heard about the It Gets Better Campaign in response to all the recent gay suicides resulting from homophobic bullying? I hope you have, any way. I know what it’s like to be bullied, abused, and hated–and … Continue reading

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Check out this great book dominoes video

I LOVE really neat book-related videos. If you do, too, then check this video out. It’s fun, and beautifully done.

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Wear Purple Today to support LGBTQ & remember those lost

I’m wearing purple today to support LGBT youth. I’ve also changed my Twitter profile pic to be purple, and mentioned it on FaceBook. You can check it out here. I think it’s so important that we show queer youth–and adults–that … Continue reading

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Read the first page of new YA and kidlit novels online

I love reading the first few pages of a book before I buy. If you do, too, check out these 1st-page excerpts of new/upcoming Kid/YA novels at First Page Panda. You may find a new book you want to read!

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Attend a great children’s/YA writer conference in Toronto

Are you a children’s or YA writer, illustrator, or performer? Do you want to be? If you’re in Toronto, check out Packaging Your Imagination, the annual writing conference that CANSCAIP (Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers) puts on. … Continue reading

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