Monthly Archives: August 2008

Stephenie Meyer’s Work In Progress illegally posted – betrayal

Imagine taking a writer’s work-in-progress and posting it online, unauthorized, for the whole world to see. Now imagine you’re already a famous author, with thousands of fans, some of whom will read that unfinished work, before it’s been revised, edited, … Continue reading

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Nominate your favorite book blogs – until Sunday

Do you have a book blog you like? Or two, or four? Then head on over to My Friend Amy, check out the categories, and nominate a blog. You can nominate up to two blogs in any category until Sunday. … Continue reading

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16 interviews with children’s authors, illustrators, and more.

Do you like listening to author and illustrator interviews? I do. They’re often interesting, with bits of wisdom and great writing advice woven throughout. That’s true with the interviews Susan Raab, book publicist and author of An Author’s Guide to … Continue reading

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Get yourself written into a James Patterson book

Are you a fan of James Patterson’s books? (I personally love his The Angel Experiment (Maximum Ride, Book 1).) Then you might want to enter his sweepstakes to have your name written into an upcoming James Patterson book. I think … Continue reading

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Writers – there’s a great giveaway happening all Sept at WriterMama

If you’re a writer, and you like getting free stuff about writing, then you’ll be excited about WriterMama’s giveaway. All of September, she has fantastic daily prizes for writers, including a 1-yr subscription to, a 1-yr subscription to Writer’s … Continue reading

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Writers–Want free feedback on your query letter?

Do you want free feedback on your query letter from a literary agent? Then send your query letter (for fiction manuscripts) to Query Shark blog. Not all queries will be critiqued, but even if yours isn’t, you can learn from … Continue reading

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Rumors were wrong – no new Kindle this year

It turns out the rumors about a new, redesigned Kindle was wrong. Craig Berman,’s chief spokesperson, told the New York Times: “One thing I can tell you for sure is that there will be no new version of the … Continue reading

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Book Giveaway – Read Well, Think Well

I have another book giveaway for you all (and another starting early September). Yes, this is a great month to win a free book! This giveaway is for author and education expert Hal W. Lanse’s latest book Read Well, Think … Continue reading

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Book Blogger Appreciation Week – Sept 15-19

Do you read a book blog? Do you blog about books yourself? Then consider nominating a book blog at My Friend Amy, or, if you run a book blog, registering and taking part in it yourself. Book bloggers work hard … Continue reading

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review of picture book Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley

I love books that make me feel good while entertaining me–and this book does that and more. Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley by Aaron Blabey Front Street/Boyds Mills Press (September 2008) ISBN-13: 978-1-59078-596-6 Ages: 4-8 (and up) My rating: 5 … Continue reading

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