Recent highlights of my writing life included attending Jennifer L. Holm‘s recent signing at BookPeople in Austin as well as lunching with her in a wonderful group that featured the lovely Camille Powell of Book Moot. Read my full report at Spookycyn and Camille’s at Book Moot.
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ALA BBYA Nominated Titles 2007: highlights include: Ask Me No Questions by Marina Budhos (Atheneum, 2006)(author interview)(recommendation); Endgame by Nancy Garden (Harcourt, 2006)(author interview); What Happened to Cass McBride? by Gail Giles (Little Brown, 2006)(author interview)(recommendation); St. Iggy by K.L. Going (Harcourt, 2006)(author interview); Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata (Atheneum, 2006)(author interview); Freaks! Alive on the Inside by Annette Curtis Klause (Margaret McElderry, 2006)(author interview); Eva Underground: A Novel by Dandi Daley Mackall (Harcourt, 2006)(author interview); Wait for Me by An Na (Putnam, 2006)(author interview)(recommendation); The Wall and the Wing and Good Girls, both by Laura Ruby (both HarperCollins, 2006)(author interview); A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl by Tanya Lee Stone (Wendy Lamb/Random House, 2006)(author interview); Casey at the Bat by Ernest L. Thayer, illustrated by Joe Morse (Kids Can, 2006)(illustrator interview); The Rules of Survival by Nancy Werlin (Dial, 2006)(author interview).
Visit Main Street Books in St. Charles, Missouri. They specialize in local history, Western history, and children’s books (though the stock includes much, much more!).
Round Rock (TX) ISD Readers’ Choice Award: highlighted books include Come to My Party and Other Shape Poems by Heidi Roemer, illustrated by Hideko Takahashi (Henry Holt, 2004) (author interview) and Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies by Carolyn Crimi, illustrated by John Manders (Candlewick, 2005)(author-illustrator interview).