Monthly Archives: April 2012

Teacher banned from displaying Dr Seuss quote, professor Cheryl Cowdy interviewed

Professor Cheryl Cowdy from York University was interviewed on CTV: “is Dr. Seuss Too Political?” because a grade-one teacher was actually banned from displaying a quote from Dr. Seuss’ Yertle the Turtle! (I LOVE that book.) The quote was: “I … Continue reading

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Three photos from my HUNTED book launch in Toronto…

are in Quill & Quire,/A>!! Yayyy! How cool is that? (beaming) And how did I find out, you ask? By Twitter! I love Twitter. (smiling)

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Sign the petition to help Lois Duncan stop Albuquerque police brutality

Do you like the amazing author Lois Duncan? Her daughter Kait Arquette was murdered, and there was a cover up by the Albuquerque Police Department. You can help fight this and other Albuquerque police brutality by signing the petition. I … Continue reading

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How I Use Pinterest As A Writer – & Children’s and YA authors, publishers, and book bloggers on Pinterest

Have you tried out Pinterest yet? A social media system where you can pin images, and then click on those images to get to the original article, site, video, etc. It’s a visual way to explore the web, and to … Continue reading

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Writer’s Idea book by Jack Heffron (Writer’s Digest) free on Amazon & B&N as ebook

The Writer’s Idea Book by Jack Heffron (Writer’s Digest) is free right now on Amazon & B&N as an ebook. It’s normally $19.99. What a great giveaway!

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HUNTED just got a rave review in VOYA!

I am so thrilled and excited! HUNTED just got a glowing review in VOYA! “Cheryl Rainfield writes a masterful dystopian fantasy novel with a gripping plot that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. The story is well … Continue reading

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Text-message airplanes from Moleskin.

I think these text-message airplanes from Moleskin are so cute! Or maybe they just appeal to the writer and reader in me. It’s word fun! Thanks to @MikeCane on Twitter for the link.

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I was on an Ad Astra panel with Lesley Livingston, Adrienne Kress, and Max Turner! (still wowed)

I had a fantastic time at Ad Astra this year! But mostly because of YA author Lesley Livingston’s generosity, and her and Adrienne Kress’ kindness. My panel on YA fantasy was scheduled at the exact same time as the YA … Continue reading

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Book People Unite! Sign the pledge saying you love books and think they’re important.

Book people unite! Sign the pledge. (No money required.) I love this! I just signed the pledge (created by RIF–Reading Is Fundamental). To me it’s an “of course!” books are important. They helped me survive my childhood, helped me escape … Continue reading

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Lauren Myracle on Banned Books…and Scars is mentioned!

Lauren Myracle, author of SHINE, ttfn, and many more popular YA books, talks beautifully and honestly in this article about her books being banned and challenged, the horrible criticisms she’s received, the blizzard of fan mail she gets (a hundred … Continue reading

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