Monthly Archives: August 2013

Behind the Scenes with Bossy Fish: Interview with Editor Melissa Manlove

As an author, it’s always magical for me to see a finished picture book after months and months of back and forth emails with my editor over everything from text revisions to illustration sketches. SEA MONSTER AND THE BOSSY FISH, editor Melissa Manlove was instrumental in making this latest Sea Monster adventure a book that […]

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Rose O’Neill: The Girl Who Loved to Draw by Linda Brewster

 I’m happy to have been involved in the KidLit Cares auction for Superstorm Sandy relief for so many reasons. First, of course, is the money we raised for the Red Cross relief effort. But beyond that, my own contribution – the school and library planning and publicity packages – have led me to discover some […]

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Teachers Write Wrap-Up – Sharing a Secret

I’m a little weepy today… I know you all need to get back to your classrooms and libraries if you’re not already there, but it’s tough to say goodbye after such an amazing six weeks of writing and sharing together. The good news is that your Teachers Write buddies are never far away, though. Our […]

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Teachers Write 8/15/13 Thursday Quick-Write & Reflections

I can’t believe the summer’s flown by so quickly! How could we already be at the end of six weeks of writing together?? I hope that this is really just the beginning, though. I hope that you’ve met some friends — some like-minded teachers who want to be brave and write and show their students […]

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Teachers Write 8/14/13 Q and A Wednesday

Good morning!  It’s hard to believe, but today is our last Q and A Wednesday of Teachers Write 2013. Our official guest authors are no strangers – Margo Sorenson and Erin Dealey have promised to come by to answer questions – and I’m sure we’ll have plenty of other folks coming by as well. Got […]

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Teachers Write 8/13/13 Tuesday Quick-Write with Erin Dealey

Guest author Erin Dealey wasn’t quite finished talking about VOICE in yesterday’s mini-lesson. Today, she joins us with a visual Quick-Write to follow up! Here’s another exercise in Voice. Choose one of the doors pictured below…   Imagine the world behind this door. Who is talking? Shhh…..tiptoe closer and put your ear to the surface. […]

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Teachers Write 8/12/13 Mini-Lesson Monday with Erin Dealey

It’s time for your Thursday Quick-Write with guest author Erin Dealey. Erin writes board books, picture books, mg, YA–and raps.  : ) Her picture book, DECK THE WALLS (Sleeping Bear Press), a kid’s-eye view of holiday dinners, will release Sept. 21st. Erin is an English/ theater teacher, Area 3 Writing Project presenter (UCDavis), and heads […]

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Teachers Write 8/9/13 Friday Bonus Post with Ammi-Joan Paquette

Every once in a while, I promised we’d have a surprise guest, and today is one of those days. Ammi-Joan Paquette is here to talk about one of my favorite genres, science fiction!  Writing Science Fiction: It’s All About the Research By A. J. Paquette  I am known for reading widely in all kinds of […]

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Teachers Write 8/8/13 Thursday Quick-Write – A Double Dose!

Good morning! It’s time for your Thursday Quick-Write, and we have a double dose for you today. First… here’s guest author Margo Sorenson! With her latest middle grade/tween novel TIME OF HONOR (MuseItUp Publishing) featuring a prep school debater catapulted into the middle ages to prevent a murder, Margo Sorenson continues to draw on her […]

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Teachers Write 8/7/13 It’s Q and A Wednesday!

Good morning, team! I’m traveling again this week & won’t be around to comment until late, but we have some great guest authors for Q and A Wednesday today, including Joanne Levy, Danette Haworth, and Erin Dealey! Got a question you’d like to ask one of these friendly writers? Teachers & librarians – Feel free […]

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