Monthly Archives: January 2011

Knocking off the rust

Tweet I feel like my blogging skills have gotten a bit rusty since the book tour. Sorry about that, friends. I promise to try harder. Sometimes the problem is that the kind of thoughts that I want to put into a blog post feel like they will need hours of writing and shaping, and then […]
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Hey, Big Apple!

Tweet I am coming to New York City!! On Sunday, March 20 at 4pm, I’ll be speaking at Symphony Space. I am VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!! (so excited, I find myself pounding the caps lock and spitting out exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!) It gets better. I will be chatting with the One, the Only, Maureen Johnson, who […]
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WINTERGIRLS crosses the pond

TweetI am still playing catch-up with a few things (not helped by this morning’s -25 temperature), but am getting to the bottom of my to-do list. Here’s a Big Item. WINTERGIRLS is now available in the United Kingdom!!! Here’s a book trailer I made for our friends across the pond.    
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Catalyst videos!

TweetIt is such an honor and so much fun to watch videos based on my books! Here are two based on Catalyst. (Why are we thinking about Catalyst right now? It’s anxiety time for high school seniors trying to figure out their paths to college. I send all of you big hugs and virtual cups […]
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Staying warm and inspired

TweetWe take the phrase “Christmas season” literally here in the Forest. The decorations are finally coming down today. In a lame attempt at our defense, we had Christmas visitors until last Sunday. The snow is deep, the wood is dry, the dogs are cuddly. Much of life now is hunkering down for serious reading and […]
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Tweet Congratulations to all of the winners of the American Library Awards announced yesterday! Moon over Manifest by¬†Clare Vanderpool won the Newbery                 A Sick Day for Amos McGee, illustrated by Erin E. Stead, written by Philip C. Stead won the Caldecott             […]
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No Name Calling Week

Tweet No Name Calling Week is fast approaching: January 24 – 28. (Which isn’t really a full week, is it? The project is aimed at schools, so it’s a school-week long. But I think the weekend would be a useful addition. Just sayin’.) What is No Name Calling Week? I thought you’d never ask! No […]
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Snowy Day

Tweet We got a not-fully-anticipated 2 feet of snow late yesterday and last night. No, the schools in my town were not closed. They didn’t even open late.             I headed out to the cottage when it was still dark out, so I didn’t realize how beautiful it was outside. […]
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