Monthly Archives: December 2013

Special Delivery: Why Amazon’s Big Drone Hullabaloo was a Failure of Journalism (and how we can do better)

If you read this blog, it’s probably because you know me as a children’s author, but for seven years out of college, I worked in local television news. My undergraduate degree is from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, and in my years there, we talked a lot about what makes a news story — and what […]

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Authors Wanted (to help celebrate World Read Aloud Day!)

World Read Aloud Day 2014 is just three months away. Do you have plans yet? For the past couple years, I’ve helped out with LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day by pulling together a list of author volunteers who would like to spend part of the day Skyping with classrooms around the world to share the […]

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The wonderful people of NCTE2013

I spent the weekend before Thanksgiving in a whirlwind of books and readers and general awesomeness at the National Council of Teachers of English Convention in Boston. Here are some highlights. Run NCTE! A couple weeks before NCTE, I had this crazy idea. What if a whole bunch of us – authors and teachers and […]

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