Monthly Archives: November 2012

ALAN 2012 and a quick desert getaway…

I’m still catching up from last week…Thanksgiving and the NCTE Conference and ALAN Workshop in Las Vegas.  But now that I’m digging out from the turkey bones and piles of laundry, I wanted to share a few more photos from an amazing week. After three days of speaking and signing at NCTE, I had one […]

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Great Friends & Great Books at NCTE12/ALAN12

Imagine a conference center full of thousands of teachers who love books, reading, and writing more than anything.  Add in a hundred or so enthusiastic authors, an enormous exhibit hall full of amazing books, and a music-pulsing, neon-light flashing hotel lobby, and you can begin to imagine this year’s NCTE Conference and ALAN Workshop in […]

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Where to Find Me (in Rochester and at NCTE2012!)

November is a busy month for me, but a great one as far as book events. On Saturday, I’ll be here… …at the Rochester Children’s Book Festival at MCC.  If you live in Western NY, I’d love to see you there. It’s an amazing event full of book energy, and if you love books, you’ll […]

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Montclair Kimberley Academy Scholastic Book Fair

Earlier this week, I attended the biggest Scholastic Book Fair in the country – absolute heaven for a book geek like me! This is just part of the set-up at the amazing Montclair Kimberley Academy in New Jersey, which is celebrating its 125th birthday this year. There were SO many books, and Scholastic brought in […]

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KidLit Cares: Thank you SO much! Plus an update on what’s next…

Many, many, many thanks to all of you who have donated auction items, spread the word via social media and your email groups, and bid on charity auctions from the KidLit Cares Children’s Book Community as we raise money for the Red Cross Disaster Relief effort in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. You are all […]

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KidLitCares: Portfolio Critique with Penguin Art Director Giuseppe Castellano

Auction #41:  Portfolio Critique with Penguin Art Director Giuseppe Castellano Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to […]

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KidLit Cares: Skype Author Visit with Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park

Auction #40: Skype Author Visit with Linda Sue Park Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the […]

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KidLit Cares: 3-Day Writing Retreat at The Writing Barn in Austin

Auction #39:  3-Day Writing Retreat at The Writing Barn in Austin, TX Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made […]

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KidLit Cares: 50-page Fantasy or Science Fiction Critique with Author Gwenda Bond

Auction #38:  Manuscript Critique with Author Gwenda Bond Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly to the Red […]

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KidLit Cares: Query & Manuscript Critique Package with Author Tessa Gratton

Auction #37:  Query & Manuscript Critique Package with Author Tessa Gratton Welcome to KidLit Cares, an online talent auction to benefit the Red Cross relief effort to help communities recover from Superstorm Sandy. Agents, editors, authors, and illustrators have donated various services to be auctioned off to the highest bidder, with donations being made directly […]

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