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Thankful Thursday: Boatloads of Bookish News!

Lots for me to be thankful for today…as both a writer and a reader. First the writer… MARTY MCGUIRE comes out in just over two weeks, and that means reviews are starting to come in (eeek!). Happily, they’ve been of the delightful sort so far! Messner gets all the details of third grade right: the […]

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Meet Cassandra Morris, the Voice of Marty McGuire!

If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you probably know that MARTY MCGUIRE is the first in my new chapter book series with Scholastic, launching this spring. Marty’s a third grade girl who would rather catch frogs and crayfish in the pond than play dress up, so she’s mortified when her teacher casts her […]

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MARTY MCGUIRE’S Illustrator (and a giveaway!)

Last spring, I was in line at my local coffee shop when my cell phone rang.  It was Anamika, the editor of my MARTY MCGUIRE chapter book series with Scholastic, and when I answered, she had three words for me. "He said yes!" I screamed.  And the whole coffee shop turned. One lady startled and […]

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Editor-in-Training

My seven-year-old daughter had been waiting and waiting and WAITING to read the draft of my second MARTY MCGUIRE chapter book, so a few weeks ago, I printed it out for her.  She settled in next to the fireplace with the big folder of papers, and I started making dinner. Pretty soon, she appeared in the […]

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Now it feels real

I left home just after 4:30 yesterday morning to catch a train into Manhattan on one of the muggiest, steamiest days of the year.  Whatever would possess me to leave the lake on such a day? I had a noon lunch date and editorial meeting with my editor for Marty McGuire, Frog Princess.  I was […]

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I can finally share the news!

Last month, I posted some photos after a family trip to Washington, DC.  But there was one I couldn’t share at the time.   Okay, I guess I could have shared it with a caption that said “Here I am outside the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian.”  But that would have led to comments like […]

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