Monthly Archives: December 2010

The Revenant by Sonia Gensler

I finished reading Sonia Gensler’s THE REVENANT last night and closed it with a sigh.  You know the feeling of finishing a book that’s just so good you worry that you won’t find another one you love as much for a long time?  It’s one of those books, and while I couldn’t put it down […]

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Winter NightLights: Spheres Polaires in Downtown Montreal

One of the things I love about living where I do is the proximity to Montreal, just a border crossing and an hour or so up the road. Sometimes it’s hard to explain…but the city is always full of unexpected magic.  Like this… These giant blue spheres lighting up the Place des Arts esplanade are part […]

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Wordless Wednesday: Spotted along Rt. 8 near Speculator, NY…

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SHINE by Lauren Myracle

I picked up an ARC of this YA novel at NCTE last month – not sharing cover art here because I’m not sure it’s final yet, but oh…what a book. Lauren Myracle’s SHINE opens with a newspaper report about an apparent hate crime — a gay teen is beaten and left to die, and his former best […]

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In the lobby after the skating show…

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words.

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Last SUGAR AND ICE event of 2010 (and it’s a special one!)

Our local newspaper featured my new book, SUGAR AND ICE, in this morning’s edition.  The reviewer wrote, "Kate Messner plucked the best of the North Country and plunked it between the pages of her new novel, Sugar and Ice, published by Walker & Company."  I love that line because setting is important to me, and […]

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Skyping with Author Lindsey Leavitt (and an offer for teachers!)

My creative writing students took a break from their novel-drafting this week for a terrific opportunity to chat with author Lindsey Leavitt.  You probably know her name from her first book, PRINCESS FOR HIRE.  But did you know she has a new book coming out from Bloomsbury this March?  It’s called SEAN GRISWOLD’S HEAD, and […]

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SUGAR AND ICE Skype-with-your-class offer and Blog Tour Links

Because a December book launch means snowy roads, busy schedules, and holiday craziness, I’m only doing a  handful of in-person book signings for SUGAR AND ICE, but I have been doing some virtual travels.  It’s been great fun to share a sneak preview of SUGAR AND ICE and tell some of the writing and revision […]

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A sweet & snowy afternoon in Lake Placid

Lake Placid was all lit up for the Holiday Stroll this weekend. But the window of The Bookstore Plus was my favorite! Inside, the store was crowded with holiday shoppers. (I am up there at my table somewhere!) Having a book launch event at a great indie is like showing up at a friend’s house […]

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Lake Champlain Ice Fog, Signing Books, and Signing Skates

The temperature here dropped below ten degrees Thursday night, so I woke up Friday to the first real ice fog of the year over Lake Champlain. I stood and watched the sky change for so long, I was almost late for school. But I think I could have used these photos as my excuse… Doesn’t this look all […]

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