Monthly Archives: December 2012

Having my first real good Christmas

I think this is the first Christmas that I’ve ever had that’s felt good/okay. I’ve had a rough month this December–some horrible abuse memories from this time of year, and some depression, deep sadness, despair, old feelings that come from … Continue reading

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Parallel Visions On Sale for $0.99 until Dec 31st!

To celebrate the release of Parallel Visions: A Teen Psychic Novel, it’s on sale on Amazon for $0.99 until Dec 31st! Kate sees psychic visions of the future and the past—but only when she’s having an asthma attack. When she … Continue reading

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Books To Help Kids Deal With Trauma

SLJ created a list of picture books to help kids cope with tragedy because of the recent Sandy Hooks tragedy. I think it’s a great starting point–and I’ll bet we all have some books we would add. I think books … Continue reading

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Guest Post by YA author Lorca Damon: Books Don’t Do Anything

Today’s guest post about the importance of books is by author and teacher Lorca Damon (YA novel The Earth is for Dancing). I so understand the escape a novel can bring, the way Lorca talks about. Take it away, Lorca! … Continue reading

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A sweet, heartfelt video review of Scars

Check out this sweet, heartfelt, honest review of Scars by reader Jacob Lasher. Jacob’s read Scars five times already! (beaming) What a feel-good review from a reader.

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Contest To Celebrate My New YA Fantasy Parallel Visions. Win a Kindle, Kobo, or Nook!

I’m excited that my new YA fantasy Parallel Visions is now out in the world! To celebrate, I’m having a contest. Help me get the word out about Parallel Visions, and you’ll be entered to win bookstore giftcards and an … Continue reading

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Recent Picture Books I’ve Loved: I’m Bored; Mine!; The Stone Hatchlings; and Rocket Writes A Story

I have so many fantastic picture books I’ve recently read and loved, and I’ve been wanting to share them with you, but I keep getting buried under all my work. So I decided to do a bunch of shorter reviews, … Continue reading

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