Monthly Archives: April 2011

Stop dangerous practice of “weight grades” on report cards by signing the petition! (And enter to win 1 of 2 copies of Scars)

UPDATE: Now you can win 1 of 2 signed copies each of Scars, Purge by Sarah Darer Littman, Hope in Patience by Beth Fehlbaum, and I’m Not Her by Janet Gurtler just for signing the petition! Let us know on … Continue reading

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Hunted: My new paranormal fantasy coming out this October

photo credit: The Travelling Bum I just found out the name of my new YA paranormal fantasy coming out this October from WestSide! It’s HUNTED. I’m SO excited! I love the name–it was one of my top favorite names that … Continue reading

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great signing at Indigo Yorkdale

I really enjoyed the signing at Indigo Yorkdale. The staff were incredibly helpful and thoughtful, especially one man (I wish I’d gotten his name, but I arrived rushed). I had fun talking with my fellow authors Helene Boudreau, Mahtab Narsimhan, … Continue reading

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picture book review: Ladder to the Moon

Ladder to the Moon written by Maya Soetoro-Ng illustrated by Yuyi Morales Publisher: Candlewick (April 2011) ISBN-10: 9780763645700, ISBN-13: 978-0763645700 Reading level: Ages 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5/5 stars Ladder to the Moon is such a rich, warm book … Continue reading

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Signing Scars today at Indigo Yorkdale at 1pm

I will be signing Scars today at 1pm at Indigo Yorkdale with the wonderful YA authors Neesha Meminger, Mahtab Narsimhan, and Helene Boudreau. If you’re around, I hope to see you. Check out the cool poster.

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Why Did You Become A Writer?

photo credit: dotmatchbox I can’t remember a time I didn’t read. Books were my escape from the horrific abuse of my child and teenhood–doors into other worlds, revelations on how people could really be (kind, caring, and compassionate), and hours … Continue reading

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Donate to the making of a film on feminism.

I just donated to feminist filmmaker Jennifer Lee to help her make a film on feminism. To some people, “feminist” has become a dirty word. But to me, feminist means equality, freedom, fighting against oppression and for what is right. … Continue reading

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On Writing Bravely – My Guest Post Today at Cynsations

Writing bravely can be hard; you make yourself vulnerable. But I think it’s worth it–for you and for the reader. I hope you’ll check out my guest post today on Cynsations about writing bravely. A quote from the post: “…I … Continue reading

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Great company while I work (my dog)

I have such great company while I work! One of Petal’s favorite places to be while I work–on my shoulder! Of course, I can work much better once she lays her head down and I can see what I’m doing. … Continue reading

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Book-Inspired Art: Cakes based on children’s and teen books

photo credit: mags20_eb I love book-inspired things–especially when they’re based on children’s or teen books. So it was a special treat to see these absolutely gorgeous cakes based on children’s and YA books. My top favorites are the cakes based … Continue reading

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