Monthly Archives: September 2010

Interview with children’s author Lori Calabrese

Lori Calabrese is an award-winning children’s author. Her first picture book, The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade, was named Dragonfly Publishing Inc.’s 2009 Best Children’s Book. She writes for various children’s magazines, is the National Children’s Books Examiner … Continue reading

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Ever wonder if book trailers make a difference?

I have. Especially since I have a book trailer for my YA novel Scars. My thinking was that a book trailer can help make the book–the title or the author or both–familiar to potential readers. I didn’t know, though, if … Continue reading

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Win a signed copy of Scars at blog tour stop number 2.

Day two of Scars blog tour – enter to win a signed copy of Scars. You can also read a review of Scars from a parent’s point of view.

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3 gay teens committed suicide at same school because of homophobia. Sign petition

3 gay teens committed suicide in the past year at the same school–Anoka-Hennepin School District–because of homophobic bullying and harassment. I can’t believe teachers!–and students–think that’s okay. Please, sign the petition to ask for change and a safe school atmosphere … Continue reading

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Guess what???

I will be in Boston on Sept 21 for SCARS! I will be on Fox 25 Morning News, visiting some bookstores, and possibly an event with the local rape crisis center. I’m excited! (and a tiny bit nervous. But mostly … Continue reading

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Scars blog tour – interview and win a copy of Scars

Every day on the Scars book tour, you can enter to win a copy of SCARS. Today, visit Pirate Penguin Reads for my interview & the Scars giveaway. In the interview, you can find out what it means to me, … Continue reading

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Scars blog tour starts Sept 7th! Visit to win a copy of Scars.

Hey, everyone–the SCARS book blog tour starts tomorrow–Sept 7th–and will run until Sept 22. Each blog will have one copy of Scars to give away to a blog visitor–so visit the blogs to enter to win! Or just to read … Continue reading

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It’s a book! (video)

I think this is funny, affirming for readers and book lovers, and fitting for our times. What do you think?

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Releasing Pain Through Writing

My article Releasing Pain Through Writing appears in the September issue of Hunger Mountain (the VCFA journal of the arts). I’m honored to be part of i! I talk about Scars, getting pain out in writing, and the importance of … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Publishing with a Small Press by Lori Calabrese

The road to publication for many is often a bumpy one, and it’s ultimately up to you the writer, to decide which way you want to steer. Should you turn that wheel and head toward the bright lights of New … Continue reading

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