Monthly Archives: September 2011

DropBox is a great FREE way to easily backup your files

As writers, it’s important to backup our files regularly so that we don’t lose any of our work. That’s true for anyone who uses documents. I use Dropbox to quickly and easily backup my writing–for free, and so can you. … Continue reading

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Free YA novelas and short stories

Summer’s Crossing (The Iron Fey) by Julie Kagawa is a FREE novella Griffin’s Daughter: YA Paranormal Romance by Leslie Ann Moore is FREE right now on Amazon The Middle Passage by Julia Golding is a FREE novella Remedial Magic by … Continue reading

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New Amazon Fire (Tablet) and Kindles are available to order!

Amazon’s new Kindles and Fire (tablet) are now available for sale. They look good and they have amazing prices. Amazon’s Kindle Fire (Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Tablet with Wi-Fi) is a pre-order at $199.00, for US only at this time. … Continue reading

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Baby Names Inspired by Children’s Books

I love this list of baby names inspired by children’s books! What a cool idea! Though I have to add a few missing names, like: Alanna from Alanna: The First Adventure by Tamora Pierce, Anna from From Anna by Jean … Continue reading

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More children’s & YA ebooks on sale

As always, check the prices before you buy; prices can change. The Next Thing I Knew (Heavenly) by John Corwin is $0.99 This Girl Isn’t Shy, She’s Spectacular by Nina Beck is on sale for $1.28 (92% off) The Last … Continue reading

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Uprise Books Project will get banned & censored books into hands of teens in poverty. But they need help.

The Uprise Books Project is going to get banned and censored books into the hands of underprivileged teens, free of charge. They hope to increase literacy, inspire teens and get them reading and thinking, and end the cycle of poverty … Continue reading

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Teen Reader fan trailer for Scars

Teen reader Leanette created a fan trailer for Scars, for a project in her Reading For Pleasure class in high school. What a thrill to see a reader create a beautiful trailer that captures the emotion and the story of … Continue reading

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Humorous take on Banned Book Week (videos)

I love these humorous video takes on banned books. This one by Girls In the Stacks is so funny! I really enjoyed it. And this video with puppets misunderstanding the meaning of Banned Book Week is fun! (smiling) Thanks to … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway for Banned Books Week Hop! Win 1 of 3 signed copies of SCARS

I am happy to be part of the Banned Books Week Hop! My own book SCARS was challenged–so I’ll be giving away three copies of Scars this week. I will sign and personalize the book for you if you live … Continue reading

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webinar on LGBTQ YA novels

YA author Nora Olsen (The End: Five Queer Kids Save The World) will be doing a webinar called The Kids Are Alright: Lesbian and Bi Young Adult Novels on Saturday, October 1. A lot of readers don’t know that there … Continue reading

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