By Jove! Win a Signed Copy of TOO PURPLY!

In honor of the London Book Fair, April 19th-21st, I’m giving away a free autographed copy of TOO PURPLY! (the U.K. edition of my book). Simply comment on this blog post anytime from now though April 21st to enter. Anonymous comments must include your full name. The winner will be selected by random drawing on… Read more »

Hail to the Hashtag!

I’ve been Twittering for a while. But as for it’s features, efficiencies and value, I’ve been sold on it slowly. TweetDeck satisfied my CPA column craving, allowing me to categorize and organize those I follow into a tidy format. That tool alone boosted my Twitter presence considerably. But hashtags were always a bit of a… Read more »

Critiquing out of your Genre

A few months ago, one of my critique buddies, Judith, asked for recommendations for books on writing middle grade novels so that she could more thoughtfully critique middle grade manuscripts. While I was appreciative of her dedication to her critiques, I was hesitant to steer her to my favorite titles for fear that I’d lose… Read more »

Signed copies of TOO PURPLEY! in these stores now!

I’ve been traveling in the Midwest and Northwest these past two weeks and stopped in to sign TOO PURPLEY! stock at the following bookstores: Barnes & Noble (Near the Notre Dame Campus)6501 North Grape RoadMishawaka, IN 46545574-247-0864 Borders (Near the Notre Dame Campus)4230 Grape Road Mishawaka, IN 46545 Barnes & Noble2619 Miamisburg-Centerville RdDayton, OH 45459937-433-0750… Read more »

Annie Leonard and THE STORY OF STUFF

There’s a great interview, today, in the School Library Journal online edition, with Annie Leonard, creator of THE STORY OF STUFF. Annie’s self-deprecating admission of her lack of intellectualism, provides humble humor alongside her movie masterpiece, which has been viewed in classrooms and homes all over the world. For those of you unfamiliar, THE STORY… Read more »