Monthly Archives: July 2011

Little Libraries helping to share books, increase literacy.

These are SO cute! Little libraries to help share books, increase literacy. I love it! …Have you ever seen one in person? I haven’t. I’d love to!

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LOVE what the NY Public Library is doing to encourage young readers

I LOVE what librarians are doing at the New York Public Library–waiving the fines of children barred from borrowing new items by having them read! For every 15 minutes of reading these children do, they get $1 taken off their … Continue reading

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You can pre-order Hunted at…

A reader asked me today where she could pre-order Hunted. What a delight to read that comment! So I thought I’d share where you can pre-order Hunted if you’d like to: The Book Depository where it is on sale AND … Continue reading

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Toronto Public Libraries under threat of privatization and closure. Please sign the petition!

Toronto Public Libraries are under threat of privatization and closure. Please take a moment to sign the petition. It doesn’t take long, and it will help to add your voice to this. We need our libraries!

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3 free printable bookplates

I love bookplates. Here are three free bookplates that I created for you to print out and use. You may want to print them onto sticker paper and them cut them to size, or you can simply print them on … Continue reading

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freebies dealing with self-harm

I have just added some freebies that you can download that deal with self-harm. I hope you’ll grab them if you need them, or share them with others. I hope you’ll find them helpful. You can down download as PDFs: … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Banishing the Blahs From Your Fiction by author Deborah Halverson – and a giveaway

Today I have a real treat for you–a guest post by Deborah Halverson with some wise advice on writing teen fiction, AND a giveaway. Deborah Halverson is the award-winning author of Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies and the teen … Continue reading

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Interview with YA author Shari Maurer

Today I talk with YA author Shari Maurer, the author of Change of Heart. Read on to find out why Shari writes, what she likes and doesn’t like about the publishing business, and more! Shari, why do you write? I … Continue reading

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It’s such a good feeling to find new books you love!

Did I mention that I bought 12+ books from all the recommendations I got on ESP-related YA fiction? Yep, I did! (From two different bookstores.) Now I’m waiting for them to arrive. Meanwhile, I’m reading and loving Tighter by Adele … Continue reading

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The Illusionists looks like a worthy cause to back

I’ve just made a pledge to the Illusionists documentary project (on body image and the beauty industry selling insecurity) on KickStarter because it’s something I believe in, and I think that we’re stronger when we look at things that negatively … Continue reading

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