Educators & Librarians

Deadly Flowers Wins Wisconsin Award!

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017 in Book: Deadly Flowers, Educators & Librarians, Japanese Demons, Ninjas, Reviews | 0 comments

Deadly Flowers

Giddy dancing and excitement around here, because Deadly Flowers has won the 2017 Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award, given by the Wisconsin Library Association for “distinguished achievement in children’s literature!”

So delighted. I’ll get to go to a library conference in the scenic Wisconsin Dells and speak to numerous sagacious and exceptional librarians. Can’t wait!

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Chenery Book Festival

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Author Visits, Book: Dragon's Egg, Educators & Librarians, Events | 0 comments

Here I am with my fellow festival-era! Ammi-Jo Paquin, on left, specifically requested that we not mention how she is holding her book upside down and backwards....so I won't.

Here I am with my fellow festival-ites! Ammi-Joan Paquette, on left, specifically requested that we not mention how she is holding her book upside down and backwards….so I won’t.

Had a lovely time yesterday at the Chenery Book Festival in Belmont, MA, where the dogwoods are blooming. The only drawback was that so many kids and parents wanted to drop by to talk about books that I didn’t get enough of a chance to hobnob with my fellow authors!

This reader didn't want her face to show in the photo. But how cool is it to meet a reader whose shirt matches your book!

This reader didn’t want her face to show in the photo. But how cool to meet a reader whose shirt matches your book!

I did have some happy chat with poet Teresa Millstein (you know how some poets just look like they’re poets? She’s one of those) and novelist Tara Sullivan (I took home her remarkable and harrowing The Bitter Side of Sweet.) This fabulous festival held at Chenery Middle School and organized by super librarian Karen Duff (seriously, where’s her cape?) gets better every year!

Chenery Author Fest 2017 Banner

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Fun and Games

Posted by on Apr 13, 2017 in Book: Deadly Flowers, Educators & Librarians, Events | 0 comments

Screen Shot 2017-03-22 at 3.51.18 PMIt’s so much fun to imagine libraries all over the U.S. filled with eager girl ninjas figuring out rope puzzles, finding clues in the stacks, and eating Pocky! Download your copy of the ninja library game for Deadly Flowers!

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Books = Change = Hope

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Childhood, Children's Literature, Educators & Librarians, Race | 0 comments

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