Category Archives: Authors

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Jay Asher’s novel starts two weeks after its main event – Hannah Baker’s suicide. Through a series of tapes, she speaks to each of the thirteen people who have prompted her decision to give up on life. It’s sad and … Continue reading

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Christie Craig – author, essayist and all around funny lady!

Just when I was feeling frustrated with my own writing. Just when I started to think it’s a tad pointless, along came Christie Craig. Christie was guest speaker at Monday night’s SCBWI chapter meeting. Her topic was “Genre jumping and … Continue reading

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The Things we Attach Ourselves to

I just finished reading a wonderful middle grade novel about a young boy whose love and compassion help him find courage well beyond what any child should need. The book was Lynne Kelly’s debut novel, Chained and the boy was … Continue reading

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Teen Book Con – Houston

This was my first Teen Book Con and, although I didn’t quite know what to expect, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t what I got. I knew I’d be surrounded by high school readers – but not that many of them! … Continue reading

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A Writing Shed! How awesome is that?

I was with my critique group on Wednesday and one of my writer friends started asking us what our writing space looks like. It was interesting, the varied responses she got, and I thought it might be fun to broaden … Continue reading

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