Category Archives: Resources

KIDS AND PLEASURE READING

Are you frustrated with the lack of pleasure reading your tweens or teens are doing? Parents and teachers have all heard the excuses: I have too much homework. I’d rather play sports. There aren’t any books I like. I’ll just … Continue reading

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You mean I’m not done?

The plot shines with all of the needed pieces to keep a reader turning pages and the characters are memorable. It looks like I can close the book (or rather the computer file) and call this one complete…. Okay, not … Continue reading

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New Inspiration

I have my go-to list of sites I visit for writing inspiration and help. Ones like Janice Hardy’s Fiction University and Writer’s Helping Writers  have kept me entertained and informed on ways to improve and inspire my own writing. This … Continue reading

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A Bright Place to Connect with Books: BRIGHTLY

Brightly is an ambitious project to help moms and dads raise lifelong readers.  Created by parents and avid bookworms, the effort is a partnership with Penguin Random House. The site is filled with book recommendations, reading tips, author essays and … Continue reading

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A SCBWI ROCKY MOUNTAIN GATHERING

Last weekend I attended the 40th anniversary of the Rocky Mountain SCBWI Conference. What a fantastic time! Great speakers, food, and conversation. Nearly 300 people attended the two day chapter event. It struck me how little diversity there was in … Continue reading

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Keep Moving Forward with Connections

Last weekend I attended one of the SCBWI local chapter’s Connect sessions. This one focused on how to hunt for an agent. It was hosted by author/illustrator Anna-Maria Crum. Anna-Maria and her colleague/fellow author, Hilari Bell, also run a business … Continue reading

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FIVE FOR THE FUTURE

I raced through the five Cybils finalists earlier this month giving me an opportunity to tackle the healthy stack of books in my TBR (to be read) pile. I also have an eye on the future and books yet to … Continue reading

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