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Calling All Texans!

Tweet Everything in Texas is bigger, including the size of the state itself; It’s ginormous! That means y’all who live there are not afraid of doing a little driving. Right? You should drive to Dallas this Saturday!! Why? For the First Annual Arts & Letters Live BooksmART Festival!! This Saturday, from 11 am to 5pm, […]
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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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And about that suitcase…

Tweet Given that many of you will soon be packing for end-of-year travels, I thought I’d let you know how my experiment with travelling lightly went. (You remember – I only took a carry-on for my five week book tour. Details here.) In a word – fantastic!! It helped that all of my travels were […]
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Winding my way to San Jose

TweetI really dislike 3:30 am wake-up calls. But sometimes, they’re necessary. I’m at the Syracuse airport, waiting for the flight that will take me to the flight that will take me to San Jose, CA. I’ll be speaking in the area thanks to the San Jose Writing Project. If you live around San Jose, please […]
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My NCTE & ALAN schedule

TweetI am packing again – this time for a trip to New York City for the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention and the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents. These are the conferences organized and attended by the best of the best English/Language Arts/Literature/Reading teachers *** in the country. They are the smart […]
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Checking off to-do list items

TweetCopyedited manuscript of Independent Dames sent off. check. Critiques printed out out and packed. check. Opening conference speech written & printed. check. Revision speech written & printed. check. Revision hand-outs assembled. check. Revision hand-outs copied – not yet! Must drop off on the way to the hairdressers! Portland speeches written. check. Portland speeches printed – […]
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