Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tool to help schools with anti-gay bullying

Teachers, social workers, administrators–did you know that you can order a free copy of the DVD Bullied: A Student, a School & a Case That Made History to help deal with anti-gay or homophobic bullying? It looks like a good … Continue reading

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Ever wonder what age most fiction writers are published at?

It’s 42–at least in Canada, at least according to one recent survey. (This is traditional publishing–publishing through a publisher, not self-published or print on demand.)

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Food For Thought Thanksgiving

Lee Wind (of I’m Here, I’m Queer, What the Hell Do I Read?) asked me if I had a personal story behind Scars that made it the book I HAD to write. Check out my answer: The Personal Connection That … Continue reading

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SCARS is at NCTE

I’m thrilled to see a pic of the display of SCARS at the 2010 NCTE! The sign above SCARS made me laugh–but that may be the writer in me enjoying/noticing words, and me being extra sensitive to some words that … Continue reading

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calendars with children’s book illustrations

Do you like children’s book illustrations? (I LOVE them.) Then you might want to check out these 2011 calenders with art by children’s book illustrators. They might also make a nice gift idea for someone you know.

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Scars now in Chapters

Canadians–if you’ve been trying to get a copy of Scars, it’s now available in Chapters/Indigo brick & mortar stores (not just online), as well as some good independents such as Another Story Bookshop, Caversham, Parent Books, Mabel’s Fables, and more. … Continue reading

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Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day – Dec 4th

Did you know it’s the 1st annual Take Your Child to a Bookstore Day on Dec 4th? Get a kid in your life reading, support bookstores & authors…and a love of reading! I think it’s a fantastic idea. It’s important … Continue reading

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Are celebrity-author children’s books any good?

Interesting article about celebrity-author children’s books & Obama’s upcoming picture book. Thanks to kidlit author Margriet Ruurs for the link.

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Enter to win a signed copy of Scars

Read the first page of Scars and enter to win a signed copy of Scars.

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cool book video

I love book, reading, and writing related videos, especially when they’re good. I think this stop-motion video made out of books is really cool! To me it’s like a huge metaphor of books shaping our lives, or of what we … Continue reading

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