Monthly Archives: April 2013

Funny and moving speech in support of LGBT marriage by New Zealand MP Maurice Williamson

I love this moving and funny speech by New Zealand politician Maurice Williamson in support of LGBT marriage. Humor really does help reach people (and so does heart-felt emotion). I am always so grateful to the people who speak up … Continue reading

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A funny video to bring some lightness to your day: Dancing Queen At the Bus Stop.

Sometimes we just need a little lightness. I love this funny video of a woman dancing to music when she thinks no on can see her.

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Hunted Has Been Shortlisted for the 2013 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award!

I’m excited–and honored–to announce that my YA sci-fi/paranormal fantasy HUNTED has been shortlisted for the 2013 Ruth and Sylvia Schwartz Award! The release says: “This year’s short list includes some of Canada’s best-known and award-winning children’s book authors and illustrators. … Continue reading

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For My Readers: I Believe In You

I believe in you. Whether or not you believe in yourself, I believe in you. I know you have good in you. You have hope, even if it’s buried, you have dreams, you have love. You have goodness that deserves … Continue reading

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Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference and Workshop May 2-5

Julie Powers Schoerke, my wonderful book publicist (and friend!) is going to be speaking May 2 – May 5 at the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference and Workshop in Oxford, Mississippi. If you get a chance, I recommend you go … Continue reading

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Unplug for Screen-Free Week – a great video by Random House and picture book illustrators

I love this video by Random House and picture book illustrators Tad Hills, Dan Yaccarino, Chris Raschka, and Bob Staake. What a great message–to read, to unplug from TV and computers and video games, and really experience the world with … Continue reading

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