Category Archives: Authors You Should Know

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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#LoveInBooks: 7 YA Authors Sending Love

Hello, lovely reader! Today is the first day of a multi-author Valentine’s Day special: #LoveInBooks. Seven of us have teamed up to share quotes from our books containing the word “love” from now through Valentine’s Day. Here’s the first quote … Continue reading

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GeekyCon Recap

A couple of weeks ago I got to go to my first GeekyCon, and it was fabulous!  I left the con and went directly to a camp in the woods, which is why I haven’t gotten to post about it … Continue reading

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Celeste Lim on Diversity

Today we’ll hear from author Celeste Lim, who shares her thoughts on diversity in children’s fiction as part of The Sweet Sixteens’ #SixteensBlogAbout May theme. Born in China and raised in Malaysia, Celeste holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and an MA from … Continue reading

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An Interview with Megan Morrison, Author of GROUNDED: THE ADVENTURES OF RAPUNZEL

I recently had the enormous pleasure of interviewing my good friend, Megan Morrison, about her debut middle grade novel, GROUNDED: THE ADVENTURES OF RAPUNZEL, for the Sweet Sixteens’ debut author interview series, The Debut Club. This is an extended version … Continue reading

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Betty May: Exploring the Struggles of Women Behind Bars

When I was a child, I had the incredible good fortune to meet a woman who would shape the person I became, whose energy and belief in others helped me evolve from a shy little girl who cried in the … Continue reading

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Books That Made Me: The Queen’s Thief Series

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of my “Books That Made Me” series, part of the #SixteensBlogAbout series featuring The Sweet Sixteens’ favorite books and authors.  So far in this little series, I have written about the book that … Continue reading

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Books That Made Me: The Harry Potter Series

Welcome to part three of my little series about my favorite books and authors, part of this month’s #SixteensBlogAbout topic over at The Sweet Sixteens. I’ve already written about two of the seminal books of my adolescence, Watership Down and … Continue reading

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