By Kate Messner
I’ll start this post with a confession. I don’t really have any secrets.
The truth is, when my first novel came out in 2009, I made all of the same overeager mistakes other debut writers make when that first book is released–over-promoting and dragging my wonderfully supportive family to book event after book event for an entire season.
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by Beth Bacon
Editor Tracey Keevan
This is the second post in a series honoring reluctant readers.
Two out of three fourth graders in the United States failed to read with proficiency, according to a 2015 Kids Count survey.
The fundamental skill of reading is not an easy one to master.
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By Jane Kurtz
Giving birth to a book is hard. I know. I know. Whine whine whine. Anyway, labor pains are almost over. The new middle grade novel is almost out in the world.
On the verge of my book’s birthday, I returned to the Portland school where my brother and fellow author,
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