Monthly Archives: May 2013

Butterfly Tears Tour: 9 Women Who Went Through Abuse and Trauma To Healing

If you know about me or my books, you’ll know I’m an incest and ritual abuse survivor–rape was a daily and nightly occurrence for me growing up–and that I care deeply about breaking silence about sexual violence, and also encouraging … Continue reading

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Do you love my books? Join my street team. You’ll have my deep gratitude, enter to win prizes, and more

Do you love my books? If you do, and you’d like to help me let others know about them, then I would love to have you on my street team! Just like me on FaceBook and then send me a … Continue reading

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1 Sweet Picture Book and 3 Sweet Board Books: Duck and Goose: Goose Needs a Hug; Hey, Duck!; Up Cat; and Sweet Dreams Lullaby

Art matters a lot to me in picture and board books; if the art isn’t beautiful or sweet or somehow just right, for me it ruins the story. And the story, the text, is just as important, if not more … Continue reading

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Scars is going to be translated into Slovenian!

Scars is going to be translated into Slovenian! I love that it’s going to reach even more people who might not otherwise be able to read it. I’ll post a pic when I get an author’s copy. 🙂 It’s the … Continue reading

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LOVE this video talk by Laurie Halse Anderson on censorship.

If you’ve followed my blog or know me from Twitter or Facebook, then you know I love Laurie Halse Anderson–her brave books that help make a positive difference in the world, and the way she speaks out and creates good … Continue reading

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Guest Post from JR Wagner To Celebrate His New Release: A Novella From The Never Chronicles (Proceeds Donated to RAINN!)

Ack! Today is a holiday here in Canada, and I completely forgot I was supposed to post JR Wagner’s post. (blushing. My sincere apologies!) JR Wagner is an author I like and respect; he’s a great person–kind, supportive, aware–and a … Continue reading

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Two Feel-Good Picture Books: Good News, Bad News and Snippet The Early Riser

I think picture books can bring a lot of good feeling–for children, and also for adults. I struggle with a lot of depression (a result of childhood abuse), and one of the things I turn to when I’m depressed that … Continue reading

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Powerful LGBT video from the UN: LGBT Rights Are Human Rights.

Powerful video by UN human rights office: LGBT rights are human rights. (I admit–it made me cry. I want this–a world that is free and equal.)

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Guest Post by indie author Su Williams: Show, Don’t Tell; Some of the Stuff I’ve Learned; and Something Different

Today indie author Su Williams joins us with writing technique (Show, Don’t Tell), writing advice (Some of the Stuff I’ve Learned Along the Way), and some fun question and answers (Something Different), to celebrate the release of her new YA … Continue reading

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Accepting People For Who They Are: The Five Genders of the Bugis People of Indonesia

I’ve long thought that our North American society forces people into strict, confining boxes and roles, especially around gender. It’s very easy to see the fear and hatred that comes out when a young boy wants to wear a dress … Continue reading

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