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Friday Five

It’s been a busy week, so I’m sneaking in under the wire with five quick things on a Friday… 1. SeaMonsters…  I had a phone conference this week with the editor for SEAMONSTER’S FIRST DAY, one of my picture books with Chronicle.  We talked about the illustrator sketches, which are so funny and awesome they […]

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Friday Five: The Author Visit Edition

Spring seems to be the busiest time for author visits, and since I’m both a coordinator of visits for my school and an author who visits other schools, I thought a special Friday Five was in order… 1. My students were lucky enough to have not one but two great author events this week!  The […]

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Five Things on a Friday

1. I’m Skyping with a before-school book club in Vermont this morning!  Five avid fifth grade readers are meeting me on the computer in a little while to talk about THE BRILLIANT FALL OF GIANNA Z.  They read the ARC to help me with a special project, and I’m looking forward to our chat.   […]

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Five Things on a Friday

1. Thank you so much to everyone who answered my plea for advice for a plunge-in sort of writer working on a project that demands an outline.  The fact that I can post a note asking for help here and have so many wise and wonderful writers respond with just the kinds of encouragement and […]

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Friday Five

1. I got an ARC in the mail this week that made me very, very happy. This one is for older readers (12+) than Lisa Yee’s earlier books, and it’s terrific so far. More when I finish… 2. Sarah Miller, author of Miss Spitfire, posted a video-blog about her use of Darcy Pattison’s shrunken manuscript […]

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Friday Five – Hand Sales in the Classroom

As authors, we talk a lot about "hand sales" — when a bookseller personally recommends a book to a customer in the store.  But that’s not the only place hand selling happens.  I often give quick book talks in my 7th grade English classroom.  I’ll pull a pile of new or favorite books from my […]

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Friday Five

#1  –  We spent yesterday afternoon here, picking lovely, fat blueberries, which led to… #2  –  Blueberry pancakes for breakfast this morning! #3 –  Speaking of blueberries, have you seen Laurel Snyder’s adorable book trailer for her middle grade novel Up and Down the Scratchy Mountains?  Laurel’s running a contest on her blog right now […]

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