Monthly Archives: November 2013

What Happened to Your Book Today

This can be a tough time of year to be an author or illustrator. When all those “Best of the Year” book lists come out from publications like Publishers Weekly and Kirkus, it can feel like getting picked last for the kickball team all over again.But my wise writer friend Erin Dionne reminded a fellow […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Where to Find Me at NCTE

I’m heading to Boston for the NCTE Convention this weekend. Looking forward to talking books, signing, seeing old friends, and meeting new ones!  Will you be there, too?  If so, I’d love to see you! Here’s where you can find me throughout the weekend… Friday, November 22 3-4 pm Signing HIDE AND SEEK at Scholastic […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Thank you, Skano & Tesago Schools!

I had a great day of author visits with the students of Tesago and Skano Elementary Schols in Clifton Park, NY last week. It’s always so great to walk into a school where reading and writing are valued, and it shows from the moment you arrive. These kids were so enthusiastic, and they had such […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Join Us for an Author-Teacher Run/Jog/Walk at NCTE!

Will you be at NCTE in Boston next week? If so, and if you’d like go get in a little exercise and fresh air with friends, I hope you’ll join us for the First Annual Author-Teacher Run/Jog/Walk at NCTE! (I’m being optimistic with that “first annual” part, but hope springs eternal, right?) Here’s your official […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Where did October go?

There were snowflakes falling during my run this morning.  As much as I love snow and winter, this has left me bewildered. I feel like we were just smelling new pencils a couple days ago, and now it’s mid-November. Where did October go?  If I look back through my photos, I can start to piece […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Celebrating Writers with Ruth Ayres

One of my favorite things about being a traveling author is meeting other writers, teachers, and librarians . Last summer, I had the opportunity to spend some time with teacher-writer Ruth Ayres. We had so much in common and became fast friends. Ruth has a new book out called CELEBRATING WRITERS, so I invited her […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Marty McGuire Global Read Aloud Video Q and A – Week 5

When MARTY MCGUIRE was selected for this year’s Global Read Aloud, I never could have imagined all the amazing readers I’d meet via Skype and Twitter and email over the past six weeks. I’ve so enjoyed watching all of you discover Marty’s world and listening in on your conversations about her classmates, friends, and challenges. […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Celebrating the Season (to read!): A #GiveBooks Giveaway

If you’re anything like me, you don’t need much of a nudge to choose books as holiday gifts. I’ll admit it…I am officially “the book aunt.” My nieces and nephews never have trouble guessing their presents, even when I’ve disguised the books by wrapping them in a lumpy package with candy or a nice fleece […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed

Real Revision: An Interview with Ammi-Joan Paquette

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know I’m a card-carrying revision geek. My  book for teachers, REAL REVISION: AUTHORS’ STRATEGIES TO SHARE WITH STUDENT WRITERS, features interviews with more than forty authors about how they revise. From time to time, I also like to feature blog interviews on the topic of real […]

Posted in Uncategorized | Comments closed
  • Find Kate Online