A number of you have asked me about the Edgar Awards and my trip to New York last week. Here’s the full scoop, complete with about a zillion photos! It all began with this: And why was I invited to attend the Edgar Awards banquet? Because my book ABSOLUTELY TRULY was a nominee! As you may
There are few things I enjoy more than shining a spotlight on authors and books that I love. I have a treat for you all today — Leila Howland is stopping by my blog to dish about her delightful new book The Forget-Me-Not Summer. Leila Howland Isn’t she gorgeous? Talented, too. Leila is best known for her YA
… in 48 hours, I’ll be in the Big Apple! On Tuesday night I’ll be at Books of Wonder (6-8 pm) for a pre-Edgar Awards bash & book signing with my fellow nominees. Come join us! Click here for full details. Then on Wednesday night, it’s time for the Edgar Awards — squeeeeeee! The event is black
It’s SPRING! Glorious SPRING! So let’s write about … SPRING! It’s so beautiful outside here in the Pacific Northwest that I could barely pull myself back indoors to get this Saturday Story Starter going. For those of you who haven’t participated before, Saturday Story Starter is purely for fun, just a way to exercise those writing
It’s that time of the week again! Before I share this week’s mail with you, though, I have something exciting to announce. We finally have a title for MDBC #7!! MOTHER-DAUGHTER BOOK CAMP Fun, huh? I love it. Love it! And I’m enormously grateful to Justin Chanda, one of Simon & Schuster’s resident geniuses, for the
Hey New York friends and fans – I’m heading your way next month! I’ll be in town for the Edgar Awards (click here to read about THAT excitement), and have been invited to a signing at Books of Wonder with my fellow nominees. Hope you can join us all on Tuesday April 28th — click here
It’s time for our March story starter! For those of you who haven’t participated before, Saturday Story Starter is purely for fun, just a way to exercise those writing muscles (think of it as Heather’s Literary Gym). There are no prizes, only the simple joy of putting words on paper (well, OK, on the computer screen).
You know I don’t play favorites, right? I love all of my readers, and I love all of the mail you send me. Nothing brightens my day more than reading a letter or an email or a comment from one of you. But this drawing is pretty special. Take a close look, and I think you’ll agree.
Calling all teachers, librarians, writers, illustrators, readers and lovers of books for young people! There’s a new game in town, and it’s called BOOKOLOGY, a free online magazine celebrating children’s literature, specifically with a focus on K-8. It’s stuffed full of fun things–articles, interviews with writers and illustrators, inspiration for curriculum connections, and other resources. Click