Monthly Archives: July 2011

Those that can…teach

Maybe I should have been a teacher the way my high school instructors claimed. I enjoyed teaching my on-line Man Talk class with the Low Country RWA chapter. And last week I loved being part of the guest faculty at the … Continue reading

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DePaul University Summer Writing Workshop – Day 1

Friday was day 1, and my first time there as an instructor. The opening speaker was electric. Alex is the author of “There Are No Children Here” and other non-fiction works where he gives people’s life stories. SOme of his … Continue reading

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PULL Wins the National Reader’s Choice Award – part 2

PULL’s 2010 Reader’s Choice award for it’s first place in Young Adult books arrived in the mail today. I understand why it is affectionately known as a tombstone.  Since I could not be in both New York for the RWA conference where … Continue reading

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YA books and censorship

Early in June I went to Chicago’s Printer’s Row book festival, an annual weekend celebration of the printed word. I shared a booth with Barbara’s Bookstore – totally coincidental – and the Chicago Writer’s Association. I spoke to a family about PULL, … Continue reading

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