Cynsational News & Giveaways

Guys Read: Thriller by Jon Scieszka from Debbie Gonzales at ReaderKidZ. Peek: “Gripping tales of ghosts, ghouls, and the odd pirate will most certainly enthrall the most reluctant reader. Who could resist reading about ghost vision glasses, monster hunters, or a wish machine that conjures up the desires of the dead?” Note: Melissa Sweet is the author-in-residence this month at ReaderKidz. Continue Reading Cynsational News & Giveaways »

New Voice: Kathi Baron on Shattered

Kathi Baron is the first-time author of Shattered (WestSideBooks, 2009); visit Kathi at Blogger. From the promotional copy:

Teen violin prodigy Cassie has been tiptoeing around her father, whose moods have become increasingly explosive. After he destroys her beloved and valuable violin in a sudden rage, Cassie, shocked, runs away,

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Interview: Sharon Darrow on the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults and the Picture Book Certificate Program

Sharon Darrow has taught writing at Waubonsee Community College, College of DuPage, and Columbia College of Chicago. She writes poetry, short stories, creative nonfiction, picture books, and novels. She is the faculty chair of the MFA program in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Vermont College of Fine Arts.

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Hunger Mountain Holiday Fundraising Auction Features Critiques, Broadsides

From Caroline Mercurio, Managing Editor, Hunger Mountain, The Vermont College Journal of Arts & Letters Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Who’s the writer on your gift list? Join us for the Hunger Mountain Holiday Fundraising Auction, featuring manuscript critiques with notable authors and limited edition letterpress broadsides.

All items will be available at Caroline’s Hunger Mountain Store,

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