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Dear Grace: Hiking Your Mountain on 10.19.15

May 15, 2016Dear Grace*,The snow has melted in the valleys, but I could still see patches up on the High Peaks driving up the highway from yesterday's track invitational in Queensbury. It reminded ...

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Skype with an Author on World Read Aloud Day 2016!

Skype with an Author on World Read Aloud Day 2016!

Hi there - and welcome to the World Read Aloud Day author Skype volunteer list for 2016!If you’re new to this blog, I’m Kate Messner, and I write books like ...

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World Read Aloud Day 2016 – A Call for Skype Read-Aloud Volunteers!

World Read Aloud Day 2016 - A Call for Skype Read-Aloud Volunteers!

Hey, author-illustrator friends! To help schools plan their celebrations for LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day I'm putting together a list of author & illustrator volunteers who would like to read aloud ...

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The Power of Place in Researching Ranger in Time: Long Road to Freedom

Writing the Ranger in Time books is a dream job for a long list of reasons. I get to spend my days making up adventures for a time-traveling golden retriever. ...

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33 Rules of Writing from Some of the Most Brilliant Women in Children’s & YA Literature

33 Rules of Writing from Some of the Most Brilliant Women in Children's & YA Literature

Yesterday, I spoke to class of teachers and soon-to-be-teachers at our local SUNY college. Their professor had asked me to talk about how authors plan and draft and revise, and ...

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