Monthly Archives: March 2009

How They Got Here: 2009 Debut Author Heather Duffy Stone

This post is part of a year-long series of blog interviews I’ll be hosting with my fellow 2009 Debut Authors, called "How They Got Here."   It should be an especially helpful series for teens who write, teachers, and anyone who wants to write for kids.  2009 debut authors will be dropping by to talk about […]

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Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream

My students can always tell when I’m reading an especially good book during our sustained silent reading time.  I’m a reader who wears her literary heart on her sleeve and I’m not always quiet about it.  The kids heard me gasping in shock as I read Suzanne Collins’ THE HUNGER GAMES, laughing out loud at […]

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Friday Five

1.  Thank you for all the warm and fuzzy comments on my preliminary cover.  I wrote a note to illustrator Joe Cepeda last night trying to put into words what it’s like to have someone capture your main character’s spirit so beautifully.  I’m not sure my words did it justice, but I tried. 2. Watch […]

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Goodbye, Ice… Hello, ARCs!

Two big things happened while I was at school today, teaching 7th graders how to do a bibliography.  My husband emailed me to hurry home after school because: 1.  The ice on Lake Champlain was breaking up.  I really like to be there when this happens because it’s one of my favorite sounds in the […]

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My Office This Week

If I’m giving a talk about books & writing and I mention that I also teach and have a family, the adults in the audience always ask the same question.  "When do you write?" If you’re a writer with a family or a day job or both, you already know the answer.  "Whenever I can." It’s […]

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Catie’s Wish

I get a fair amount of email from people who visit my website or read my blog.  Sometimes it’s interesting.   Sometimes it’s incredibly sad.  Sometimes it’s wonderful and uplifting. Not too long ago, I got a note from Jane, a fellow writer in Pennsylvania, that was all of those things.   Jane shared the story of […]

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How They Got Here: 2009 Debut Author Neesha Meminger

This post is part of a year-long series of blog interviews I’ll be hosting with my fellow 2009 Debut Authors, called "How They Got Here."  It should be an especially helpful series for teens who write, teachers, and anyone who wants to write for kids.  2009 debut authors will be dropping by to talk about […]

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Signs of Spring…Northern Edition

A couple weeks ago, newport2newport  issued a challenge to her LiveJournal friends to begin posting signs of spring, and I have to admit, while I’ve enjoyed looking at all of your crocuses and marypearson ‘s gorgeous California blooms, I’ve felt a little left out, living way up in Northern NY where the weather pays no mind to […]

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WINTERGIRLS by Laurie Halse Anderson

There are a handful of moments in my life that have had a huge impact on me as a writer, and one of them involves this book.  It might not  sound like a very big deal, but it’s a tiny memory — a pebble in my pocket — that I turn over and over when […]

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For authors interested in Skype virtual visits…

Children’s author Mona Kerby and school library media specialist Sarah Chauncey have teamed up to create the Skype an Author Network, an terrific online resource to help authors who offer virtual visits connect with teachers and librarians. If you’re interested in offering this kind of virtual visit, they’d love to have you click on this […]

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