Category Archives: Authors You Should Know

This Saturday: The Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival Online

I’m excited to participate in the 2020 Chesapeake Children’s Book Festival!  This event will be held entirely online this Saturday, June 13 from 9 AM-3 PM on the Talbot County Free Library’s Facebook Page! 18 authors will be reading and … Continue reading

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Oh, The Places Your Mind Can Go!

I was honored to be asked to share a writing prompt for CHARM: Voices of Baltimore Youth, an inspiring literary magazine for teens. Seriously, check out their current project, “This is Not a Snow Day”, which documents life in Baltimore … Continue reading

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See you at MAGFest!

If you’re heading to MAGFest* at the Gaylord National Resort in National Harbor, MD this weekend, be sure to visit the Nerd Girl Books table in the exhibit hall! I’ll be signing on Thursday and Sunday as part of this … Continue reading

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Giveaway! Win a copy of the newest book by Karen Hattrup!

I’m closing out the summer by reading the funny and poignant Our Year in Love and Parties by Karen Hattrup – and soon you can too! The book comes out from HarperTeen on October 8, 2019, but you can enter … Continue reading

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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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