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A Reading of The Jobo Tree – My Short Story in Highlights Magazine

Eleven years ago my short story “The Jobo Tree” (pronounced Hobo Tree) was published in the September 2006 issue of Highlights for Children magazine. Soon after it was published, I received an award in the mail for “Author of the Month.” I … Continue reading

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Cover Reveal of The Swift by Alex Banks

 The Swift Comes out June 2nd How far would you go to save the ones you love? “The night twelve-year-old Pete planned to shoot the winning goal in the championship hockey game was the same night his dad was lost … Continue reading

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Bish Denham’s Spider Hair and New Book!

You’re in for a treat today. Meet Bish Denham, author of Anansi and Company.  Don’t you love that do? She did it herself. It goes with her new book about Anansi, the trickster spider. About Anansi and Company How do you … Continue reading

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Faery Swap Blog Tour

Psssst! Susan Kaye Quinn, one of my favorite authors, has published her first book for middle grade kids. Check it out! I think you’ll be as impressed as I am. March 3rd – March 21st A little about Faery Swap… … Continue reading

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Sizzlin’ Summer Freebies

Mark your calendar for Thursday, August 1st. A few of the Emblazon authors (we write for tweens) have scheduled a promo day together and priced some of our eBooks for FREE. This is a one-day event, so be sure to … Continue reading

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Walk Two Moons – My Favorite Tween Book

Today is the first Tween the Weekends post, hosted by the Emblazon website here. “Tween the Weekends is a monthly feature hosted on Emblazon. This is an opportunity for writers and readers to promote tween literature, that age bracket squashed between middle grade … Continue reading

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Prizes! Celebrate Launch of Emblazon Website

Come celebrate the birth of a new website called Emblazon! Together, our sparks will light up the lives of young readers. Help us blaze new trails and make a difference. A wise person once said, “Write your name on the heart … Continue reading

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Test Run of My Story on Real Kids

I’ve been struggling to keep up with everything lately and have been scarce here. Thanks to blogger buddies like Bish Denham, I’m still plugging along. Bish invited me to guest post on her blog, and today is the day!  Testing … Continue reading

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