Category: Author Visits

Stepping through the #FantasticFrame with author Lin Oliver

Author Lin Oliver can make anything fun. Seriously–from SCBWI conference announcements to the crooked finger on her right hand (see #7 below), Lin’s repartee will have you chuckling. So I jumped at the chance to ask Lin about her action-packed new chapter book series, THE FANTASTIC FRAME. Think MAGIC TREE HOUSE meets your favorite works… Read more »

Three #amwriting #writingprocess reminders from the Olympics. (Obrigada, Brasil!)

  Confession: While I’m incredibly inspired by each Olympic athlete, my current personal best is an occasional sprint to the fridge between competitions. Thus, I hereby justify my Olympic-binge-watching by offering three #writingprocess take-aways. #amwriting reminders too. Dive in. When I teach the WRITING PROCESS, I neglect one of the hardest parts: The WAITING PROCESS. Like an athlete’s Olympic… Read more »

Why I LOVE Skype & YOU Might Too.

I’ve just returned from visiting 22 schools all over the world in twelve days. 1,000+ kids–all levels and cultures–and boy did we have fun! It was not the most direct route, mind you.  California (Los Altos Hills) –> Illinois –> New Hampshire –> Texas (Fort Worth) –> Malaysia –> Pakistan –> U.A.E /Dubai (Kinders and… Read more »

If You Can Read This, Thank A Teacher–or Librarian

As we plow through January to the blizzard of BookLove events like I LOVE TO READ month, I’m reminded that READ ACROSS AMERICA, WORLD READ ALOUD DAY, even DR. SEUSS’ birthday would be nothing, NOTHING, ZERO, ZILCH, NADA without teachers and librarians. Let’s face it, dear author pals–if our friends and colleagues in the trenches,… Read more »

The Writing Process Blog Tour

My friend author–and SCBWI RA pal, Susan Uhlig tagged me to jump on the Writing Process Blog Tour so welcome to my two cents about this crazy-wonderful business. You can read what Susan had to say about her process HERE. As for me… What am I working on? Like many authors, I’m working on several… Read more »