Category Archives: On Reading

You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Read Banned Books!

I’m so honored to be appearing on the following panel, sponsored by Maryland Library Association’s Intellectual Freedom Advisory Panel and Teen Interest Group. You Gotta Fight for Your Right to Read Banned Books: A Panel Discussion Thursday, September 28, 2017, 2:00p.m. … Continue reading

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Everything You Want to Know, and Even Stuff You Don’t

I’ve posted a round-up of the most common questions I get about Sword and Verse, my writing process, and my favorite stuff.  Which Hogwarts House would I be Sorted into? Do I write longhand on a computer?  What’s my favorite … Continue reading

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GeekyCon Recap

A couple of weeks ago I got to go to my first GeekyCon, and it was fabulous!  I left the con and went directly to a camp in the woods, which is why I haven’t gotten to post about it … Continue reading

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Books That Made Me: The Queen’s Thief Series

Welcome to the fourth and final installment of my “Books That Made Me” series, part of the #SixteensBlogAbout series featuring The Sweet Sixteens’ favorite books and authors.  So far in this little series, I have written about the book that … Continue reading

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Books That Made Me: The Harry Potter Series

Welcome to part three of my little series about my favorite books and authors, part of this month’s #SixteensBlogAbout topic over at The Sweet Sixteens. I’ve already written about two of the seminal books of my adolescence, Watership Down and … Continue reading

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Books That Made Me: THE LORD OF THE RINGS by J.R.R. Tolkien

So here’s the second in my little series, inspired by The Sweet Sixteens’ December #SixteensBlogAbout theme, “Favorite books and authors”. Last week I wrote about the book that made me a book evangelist, Watership Down by Richard Adams, and I mentioned how … Continue reading

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Books That Made Me: WATERSHIP DOWN by Richard Adams

This month’s #SixteensBlogAbout theme over at The Sweet Sixteens is “favorite books and authors”, so I decided to make this a little series celebrating some of the books and authors that have had the most impact on me as a … Continue reading

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Celebrating Picture Book Month!

November is Picture Book Month!  This international literacy initiative, founded by author and storyteller Dianne de Las Casas, celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.  Check out the Picture Book Month website, which will feature daily posts from “picture … Continue reading

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Chapter and Verse: Guest Post at Author Amok

I was delighted to be asked to contribute to the fun novel and poem pairings at Laura Shovan’s Author Amok blog.  I had a ball finding the perfect poem to share with one of my favorite books, Enthusiasm by Polly … Continue reading

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New Favorite, Old Favorite: Just Like the Movies and The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman

Not long ago I had the pleasure of reading Kelly Fiore’s Just Like the Movies, the story of two unlikely friends who set out to recreate scenes from their favorite romantic films in their own lives.  Marijke and Lily are … Continue reading

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