Monthly Archives: January 2013

Skype with an Author on World Read Aloud Day!

Hi there! If you’re new to this blog, I’m Kate Messner, and I write books like these:   I also read lots and lots of books, and reading aloud is one of my favorite things in the world. When I was a kid, I was the one forever waving my hand to volunteer to read […]

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Twelve Kinds of Lovely: Frost Flowers on Lake Champlain

It’s probably no surprise that someone who writes books like these… …is a winter person. I love summer, but winter light and winter quiet feed my soul in a different way. If you’re that kind of person, too, you won’t want to miss this small, lovely book called TWELVE KINDS OF ICE, written by Ellen […]

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It’s Time to Stand Up for Teachers

If you read this blog regularly, you know that I talk mostly about writing and nature, travel and revision and books and how to get kids reading.  None of those things are especially controversial or political. I have readers and friends and family members who wear both red and blue when it comes to politics, […]

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Writing and Writing (and a short story to read while you wait!)

I must admit… I’ve been a bad blogger lately because all  my words have been going into a few projects I’ve been working on. So now that I’m here, how about if I tell you a little about those? This one’s all done… HIDE AND SEEK is my follow up to CAPTURE THE FLAG, and […]

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Authors Wanted: A call for World Read Aloud Day 2013

Confession: Reading aloud is one of my favorite things in the world. When I was a kid, I was the one forever waving my hand to volunteer to read to the class, and still, I’ll pretty much read to anyone who will listen. For the past couple years, I’ve helped out with LitWorld’s World Read […]

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Why writing a book about concussions can be hazardous to your health…

WAKE UP MISSING, my Fall 2013 MG novel with Walker/Bloomsbury is just about put to bed. I spent much of the holiday break reviewing copy edits, and I have to admit, as excited as I am for this book to be out in the world, I was a little sad to let it go because […]

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