By Linda Joy Singleton
My first Skype chat was with a classroom in Texas. I traveled the “long” distance from my bedroom to my office, and one-by-one, the kids came up to the screen to ask me questions. Since then, I’ve enjoyed many more video chats. At first, I sat at my computer with a tiny camera attached to the screen.
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Carmen signing her first book contract
By Carmen Oliver
You’ve inked your first book sale. Congratulations!
Now, you’re busy getting ready for your big launch date, and you’re beginning to think about doing school visits.
But before you can connect with your student audience, you first have to create a presentation.
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By Gayleen Rabakukk
When I first read P.J. Hoover‘s Cynsations post that mentioned video games related to Tut: The Story of My Immortal Life (Starscape, 2014), I thought, “She’s an electrical engineer. That’s not something someone like me could actually do.”
Still, it’s a very intriguing idea.
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By P.J. Hoover
OMG an author visit! It’s a huge, exciting time for students, teachers, and the author. We, the authors, are honored to be visiting your school.
Aside from the fact that it gives us an opportunity to get out of the house (and change out of our pajamas), there is nothing better than connecting with our target audience about a subject we love: books.
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By Cynthia Leitich Smith
G. Neri is the Coretta Scott King honor-winning author of Yummy: the Last Days of a Southside Shorty (Lee & Low) and the recipient of the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award for his free-verse novella, Chess Rumble (Lee & Low).
His novels include Knockout Games (Carolrhoda Lab),
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