Monthly Archives: November 2011

Stories and Leftovers (and a great indie bookstore!)

The day after Thanksgiving, still full of turkey and stuffing and apple pie that wasn’t quite up to snuff (Mom wasn’t here this year), my daughter and I drove to Montpelier for an annual tradition at the fabulous Bear Pond Books.  The post-Thanksgiving “Stories and Leftovers” event is an opportunity for families to come and […]

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The Magic of NCTE

I spent a whirlwind three days in Chicago for the National Council of Teachers of English Convention.  If you happened to sit near me on the plane ride home, you might have wondered why I couldn’t stop smiling.  Here are some of the reasons… My NCTE trip began in the loveliest way possible…meeting up with […]

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OVER AND UNDER THE SNOW News & Signing

I was in Chicago last week for NCTE, the annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, and it was an amazing three days of presentations, book-talk, and best of all, lovely conversations with teachers — some old friends, some online friends I was meeting in person for the first time, and some […]

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CIRCUS GALACTICUS by Deva Fagan

I must poke my head up from the flurry and flutter of NCTE speech-writing and Mom’s-leaving/soup-making activities to shout: Deva Fagan’s new book, CIRCUS GALACTICUS, is out today! I met Deva in 2009, when our debut novels came out and we were part of a group event at Books of Wonder in NY, with my […]

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Spread the Word about Marty McGuire! (You could win a $100 bookstore gift card, books, & writing workshops!)

So when’s the next MARTY MCGUIRE book coming out? I’ve been asked this question a lot in emails and on Twitter lately, so I thought I’d answer it here.  MARTY MCGUIRE DIGS WORMS, will be out in both hardcover and paperback on April 1st.  Illustrator Brian Floca is finishing up the amazing art now, and […]

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My Presentations & Signings at NCTE

It’s almost time for the annual NCTE convention, one of my favorite author/teacher events in the world.  (For the non-teacher-geeks among readers, NCTE stands for National Council of Teachers of English.)  I’ll be in Chicago for the convention Thursday through Saturday, and if you’re going to be there, too, I’d love it if you’d come […]

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Celebrating Books at the Rochester Children’s Book Festival

The Rochester Children’s Book Festival is one of the very first author events I participated in when my first book came out, and it remains one of my favorites. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a place full of so many enthusiastic readers, and every year it just seems to get better. In addition to […]

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