Category Archives: Authors You Should Know

Enter a SHE SPOKE giveaway hosted by author Lindsay C. Barry!

Thank you to Lindsay C. Barry for hosting a giveaway over on Instagram for a signed copy of She Spoke: 14 Women Who Raised Their Voices and Changed the World! It was great to meet Lindsay recently when we spoke … Continue reading

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SHE SPOKE on Book Q and As with Deborah Kalb

Thank you to Deborah Kalb – author of The President and Me: John Adams and the Magic Bobblehead (Schiffer, 2018), The President and Me: George Washington and the Magic Hat (Schiffer, 2016), and co-author of Haunting Legacy: Vietnam and the … Continue reading

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Writing for All Ages

I was honored to take part recently in a group interview of authors who publish books for multiple age groups, along with authors: Hena Khan, Nora Shalaway Carpenter, Leah Henderson, and Casey Lyall. Robin Galbraith conducted the interview for Cynsations, the excellent writing … Continue reading

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Read More and Read Local!

I had a great time last weekend at the West Virginia Book Festival in Charleston, WV!  Thanks to everyone who came out to my workshop on Storybuilding and my Nita’s First Signs storytimes! Here’s a great photo of all my … Continue reading

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One month left to participate in the #ReadLocalSummerChallenge

I’ve had a blast being a part of the Read Local Challenge, which features traditionally published authors and illustrators living in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Now we’ve got a great way to extend the fun: the Read Local … Continue reading

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ASL Poetry and a NITA’S FIRST SIGNS Giveaway at LauraShovan.com

I’m so excited to share a guest post at Laura Shovan’s Poetry Friday blog post! Laura is a poet and the author of Takedown and The Last Fifth Grade of Emerson Elementary, and she matches books with great poems when she posts … Continue reading

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Take the #ReadLocalSummerChallenge!

I’ve had a blast being a part of the Read Local Challenge, which features traditionally published authors and illustrators living in Maryland, Delaware, Washington, D.C., and Virginia. Now we’ve got a great way to extend the fun: the Read Local … Continue reading

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FREE Webinars for Readers and Writers from the SCBWI MD/DE/WV Region

Check out these upcoming webinars hosted by the MD/DE/WV Region of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. These webinars are FREE and open to everyone, as part of the Read Local Challenge, which gives you the chance to win prizes by … Continue reading

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READ LOCAL CHALLENGE MD/VA

  Attention Teachers, Librarians, Homeschoolers, and Readers: The READ LOCAL CHALLENGE is underway! We invite all schools, libraries, homeschool groups, scout troops … groups of any size to join us! Take the challenge to read as many books from participating … Continue reading

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So Much #LoveInBooks!

Hello lovely reader, My Valentine special #LoveInBooks, featuring six other YA authors, has ended and a winner has been drawn for the giveaway. Thanks and a kiss to all who entered! I hope you enjoyed the series.       … Continue reading

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