Tag: books

What to Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK! part2

Misconceptions. Anxiety over life changes. Today Show appearances–not.   Welcome to installment #2 of my new blog series!  Here’s the Dealey: Every Thursday for the next few months, authors–aka book-Moms and book-Dads, both new “parents” and veterans–will stop by and share their thoughts on the publication process: from conception worries (and misconceptions), to “sonogram” glimpses… Read more »

What To Expect When You’re Expecting–a BOOK!

We’re expecting–BOOKS! Call me crazy, but the last few weeks before the September release of my picture book, DECK THE WALLS (Sleeping Bear Press) remind me of the long-anticipated wait for the birth of our daughter–without the “beached whale” feeling. (Thank goodness!) So, in honor of Labor Day–yes, I realize it’s not a celebration of… Read more »

“Two roads diverged…” an Interview with Author Elaine Russell

Catching Elaine Russell in one place long enough to interview her is a celebration in itself. In between her travels to Thailand, Spain, Kauai, New York, Argentina, and California (all this year), she shared her journey as an author. In the past few months, not only has Russell released the second book in her middle… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday Sharon Creech: THE GREAT UNEXPECTED

This summer I had THE GREAT UNEXPECTED delight of finding Sharon Creech‘s new middle grade novel (out TODAY! / Harper Collins) in my mailbox. So I did what any lifelong fan of the amazing Ms. Creech would do: tucked it in my bag with my flashlight and bug juice, and took it to Sugarloaf Fine… Read more »

Confessions (and Reviews) of a Teenage Readaholic, part 4

Teen reviewer Maris is off to college, but she’s still reading..and reviewing: (Go Bears! Have a great year, Maris!)  This review comes to you from my dorm at UC Berkeley. Welcome Week was fun and crazy and before the big move, I managed to squeeze in some reading time: Charles de Lint’s YA novel, The… Read more »