Monthly Archives: January 2011

Incredible compliment for a writer

I am so honored, excited, and thrilled! A reader created fan art for Scars! And it’s beautifully done, too, depicting a scene early in the book. Just…wow. (beaming) That is such an incredible compliment for a writer to receive. As … Continue reading

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It’s National No Name-Calling Week!

It’s National No Name-Calling Week from today (Jan 24) through to the 28th! It’s important for everyone to think about bullying and how it can impact us, but this week also has a focus on lesbian/gay/queer victims or homophobic bullying, … Continue reading

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Cheryl Rainfield to speak at Willard Library March 23, 2011

I will be talking about bibliotherapy, how books helped me cope with my abusive childhood, and my novel Scars at Willard Library in Battle Creek, MI on March 23, 2011. If you’re in the area, I’d love to have you … Continue reading

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Anne Rice talks about writing with Christopher Rice

Check out this video with legendary author Anne Rice (Interview with the Vampire) and her writer son Christopher Rice (The Moonlit Earth), on writing and being an author. I found the interview inspiring, encouraging, and wise, so full of insight, … Continue reading

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Scars Is on the Rainbow List!

Scars is on the 2011 Rainbow List–“books with significant gay/lesbian/bisexual/trans-gendered/queer-questioning (glbtq) experience for young people from birth to age 18.” (beaming) I’m delighted! There are some fantastic books here, including Catherine Ryan Hyde’s Jumpstart the World. I can see that … Continue reading

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PSAs for libraries from authors

Check out Our Authors, Our Advocates to see some PSA videos for libraries from some great authors! There’s only a few up now–Sharon Draper; Brad Meltzer; Sara Paretsky; and Scott Turow, but I’ll bet more will be joining them. I … Continue reading

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SCARS in the YALSA TOP 10 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers!

And not only is it in the top ten–it is NUMBER ONE! (grinning and grinning) SCARS is the #1 Book on the 2011 YALSA Top Ten Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers! I’m wanting to laugh and to cry. It’s SO … Continue reading

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Kate Messner’s poem on the impact of books

If you haven’t read Kate Messner’s beautiful, moving poem yet about how our books can reach readers, you’ll want to check it out! It talks of the way books give us what we need, and how our books give that … Continue reading

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ALA Awards

For a full list of this year’s ALA Awards, check out the article in PW. I was really excited to see some of my favorites getting awards and honors, and interested to check out the many books I didn’t know. … Continue reading

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Some online book fun

Find out what the NYT bestsellers were in the week you were born. (Mine was JONATHAN LIVINGSTON SEAGULL. What’s yours?)

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