Category: Author Visits

If You Can Read This, Thank A Teacher–or Librarian

As we plow through January to the blizzard of BookLove events like I LOVE TO READ month, I’m reminded that READ ACROSS AMERICA, WORLD READ ALOUD DAY, even DR. SEUSS’ birthday would be nothing, NOTHING, ZERO, ZILCH, NADA without teachers and librarians. Let’s face it, dear author pals–if our friends and colleagues in the trenches,… Read more »

The Writing Process Blog Tour

My friend author–and SCBWI RA pal, Susan Uhlig tagged me to jump on the Writing Process Blog Tour so welcome to my two cents about this crazy-wonderful business. You can read what Susan had to say about her process HERE. As for me… What am I working on? Like many authors, I’m working on several… Read more »

Hohoho– “It is resolved that DECK THE WALLS teaches kids bad manners.” *Using DEBATES to teach Close Reading!

I had the pleasure of presenting at the California Reading Association’s PDI again this past November, to a packed house of AMAZING EDUCATORS, including the innovative crew from Loomis Grammar School, recipients of the 2013 California Exemplary Reading Program. Everyone participated in one or more of my FLUENCY GAMES & SONGS for Common Core and… Read more »

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part9: Baby meets world.

Yes, Virginia–WTEWYEpart 9 was supposed to post last week, but hey–when you have a new book-baby (and your internet goes out…)  TIME and SCHEDULES fly out the window. Just ask Mike Jung, book-dad of the hilarious middle grade novel, GEEKS, GIRLS, AND SECRET IDENTITIES, which came out last October (Happy First Birthday to GG&SI !)… Read more »

99 Hairbows and a BlogHopHappyDance: tag–they’re it!

When my pal Naomi Kinsman invited me on this blog hop, my brain reacted the way it had several invitations before: Do NOT do this Blog Hop. You are way too busy already. Plus you are still waiting for 99 out of the 100 Hair Bows From Around the World, promised in that 2006 chain… Read more »