Archive for the ‘Great Reads’ Category

Congratulations to all the Colorado Book Awards Finalists

2010 COLORADO BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS Anthology/Collection Broken Links Mended Lives: A selection of short stories by members of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers, Janet Lane, Susan Mackay Smith and Jeanne C. Stein, editors, RMFW Press A Dozen on Denver: Stories, Rocky … Continue reading


Ann M. Martin on Middle Grade writing and her return to The BSC

Ann talks about the journal her mom kept for her since birth, why she chose to write a prequel to The Baby-sitters Club, and the important themes for middle grade stories.


Coming of age in black and white – WHAT I SAW AND HOW I LIED

Before G, PG and PG13 movie ratings, we had As and Bs. I was quite young when the rating system changed but I still remember my parents talking in whispers about B movies. Unlike PG13 movies which often ride the … Continue reading


TOO PURPLEY! On Sale Today!!

I can’t believe it. TOO PURPLEY! is on bookstore shelves and shipping from online sellers. Yesterday, I stopped by my neighborhood Barnes & Noble and it was already out. SQUEEEEEE! I’m so grateful for the wonderful reviews TOO PURPLEY! has … Continue reading


Congrats to my agent-sharing buddies – ALA Award Winners!

I know this is fame by association but … sending out my most heartfelt congratulations to Liz Garton Scanlon for her Caldecott Honor book ALL THE WORLD and … Chris Barton for his Siebert Honor book THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS. Liz … Continue reading

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