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Let’s plan The Year of the Picture Book!

At a recent meeting of New England Children’s Booksellers Advisory Council, Ken Geist, vice president and editorial director of Orchard Books and Cartwheel Books and author of the picture book The Three Little Fish, pleaded with booksellers to promote picture books. You can read the full article here. In the ensuing discussion, one bookseller suggested… Read more »

Sorry the Romp’s Been Resting

Well, actually not resting, just blog darn quiet. Had a college grad and now I have a couple of kids home that I don’t get to see so much. When they leave, in a few days, I’ll be revving up the Romp again. You can’t count on it.

Win an autographed F&G of TOO PICKLEY!

… and your friends will be pickle-green with envy!Okay, maybe that’s going too far but I couldn’t resist because –I’m giving away one autographed F&G of TOO PICKLEY! which doesn’t officially hit bookstore shelves until 7/6/10. It’s easy to enter. Just hop on over to Goodreads Book Giveaways.The deadline in 5/31/10.

Pay It Forward Friday: Do the “Write” Thing for Nashville

Three generous and talented Nashville authors – Victoria Schwab, Amanda Morgan and Myra McEntire – have joined forces to help flood ravaged Nashville, Tennessee. In Victoria Schwab’s own words: So if you haven’t heard, Nashville, TN is in a MAJOR crisis. On May 1st and 2nd, Nashville, Tennessee received a record amount of rain—nearly 13.5… Read more »

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 Mountain News, editor, Fulcrum Publishing Beats At Naropa: An Anthology, Anne Waldman and Laura Wright,… Read more »

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 »