Ruth, author of the Ellie McDoodle chapter book series, is featured on Darcy Pattison's new blog for 2nd and 3rd grade readers. We learn some cool behind the scenes stuff about Ellie (and Ruth). Stop by and let them know you were there!
"I want a good book, NOW!"
This post by author Lynne Kelly about the writing life is great: lynnekelly.blogspot.com/2012/08/9-writing-lessons-from-jaws.html?goback=%2Egde_67346_member_152893100. Do any one of her points grab you?
Do you know Laini Taylor's work? She's an amazingly gifted author who thinks way beyond the confines of the page. The second book in her Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy, Days of Blood and Starlight, recently debuted at # 4 on the NYTimes Bestseller List. Wow.
Even if you aren't a fan of fantasy, her 5 Writing Tips are well worth reading and incorporating in a writing life.
Are you looking for something different to do with children this weekend? MooseWood Nature Center in Marquette, MI is hosting an event to celebrate the amazing ways animals prepare for winter. They will have exhibits and activities on this theme and yours truly will read and sign A Warm Winter Tail books.
Sunday, November 11, 2-3pm
MooseWood Nature Center at Presque Isle Park, Marquette, MI
There is suggested $5 admission fee and donations are cheerfully accepted.
C'mon in. I'd love to see you!
Book signings are a great way to learn about a community
Everyone who came through the door during my signing at Horizons Books in Traverse City, MI had a smile on their face. I know this is true because my signing table was in the path they had to travel to enter the store! Many people chatted, congratulated, oohed and ahhed over Christina's illustrations, and took A Warm Winter Tail home with them. Thank you Horizons Books and Traverse City (and my friends and sisters-in-law for their support!)
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