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National Book Award Winners!

The 2012 National Book Award Winners. Congratulations to all! New great reads to add to my list! Young People’s Literature  William Alexander Goblin Secrets  (Margaret K. McElderry Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing) Poetry David Ferry,   Bewilderment: New Poems and Translations (University of Chicago Press)     Nonfiction Katherine BooBehind the Beautiful Forevers:… Read more »

Author Spots for Schools!

Here’s a great way to connect children’s authors and readers, and it’s a WIN-WIN-WIN for schools, authors and school book fairs everywhere! AUTHOR SPOTS FOR SCHOOLS! Author Spots are FREE mini-commercials created by children’s authors that schools can broadcast to promote their book fair to kids and parents. I’m not talking about anything fancy here… Read more »

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 Powers (Little, Brown) NonfictionIron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1945-1956 by Anne Applebaum (Doubleday)Behind… Read more »

A Letter to the President

Dear President and Mrs. Obama, Thank you for being the honorary chairs at the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. this weekend. I hope you can stop by the Colorado booth at the Pavilion of States on Saturday to take a look at my children’s book, LIGHT UP THE NIGHT. There, you’ll meet a nice… Read more »

2012 -2013 Appearances

WOWEE! My calendar is filling up nicely. Here’s my schedule thus far: 9/21/12 – Mountains and Plains Independent Booksellers Association Trade Show, Children’s Author’s Tea 9/22 – 9/23/12 –  RMC-SCBWI Instructing “Minding Your Ps &Qs: A Picture Book Re-Vision Workshop” 10/1/12 – Castlewood Library 4-5 P.M. “CASTLES, CROWNS, CORNERS,CREATIVITY!” 10/3/12 – Koelbel Library 7-8 P.M…. Read more »

TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! Book Birthday Party!

It’s my book birthday for   TIME OUT FOR MONSTERS! To celebrate the release, we’ve got a lot going on! And there’s something for EVERYONE!CHECK IT OUT! Time Out for Teachers – Free Skype Visits and Resources for Teachers and Librarians for the 2012-13 School YearTales from the Time Out Corner – A fun video… Read more »