Archive for the ‘Great Reads’ Category

Pay it Forward Friday: Bridget Zinn’s POISON – Help Spread the Word!

A while back, you may remember my participation in the Bridget Zinn auction. It actually took the place of my Thanksgiving Picture Book Peek in 2010. Now I’m asking your help in an opportunity to contribute to Bridget’s beautiful legacy … Continue reading


How a Novelist Learned to Write Picture Books by Anna Staniszewski

My friend and agency mate, Anna Staniszewski‘s publishing success sounds a little like a fairy tale — hugely popular novels, sequels, prequels. WOW! Then, just like Jenny, the main character in her latest novel My Epic Fairy Tale Fail, Anna … Continue reading


Congratulations to all the ALA Youth Media Award Winners!

It’s so fun watching the live stream of the Youth Media Awards and listening to the hoopla from the crowd for these brilliant authors, illustrators and books. I feel lucky to have read so many already and excited to add … Continue reading


National Book Award Finalists Announced!

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTS FictionThis Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz (Riverhead)A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers (McSweeney’s)The Round House by Louise Erdrich (Harper)Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk by Ben Fountain (Ecco)The Yellow Birds by Kevin … Continue reading


Lots Happening This Week! Appearances, Freebies, Giveaways and More!

First, the GOODREADS GIVEAWAY for a signed copy of the TOO PICKLEY! Board Book starts today. While TOO PICKLEY! came out in 2010, the board book is a brand new release and it’s adorable. So, stop on over and enter. … Continue reading

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