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My life's goal is to read all the Newbery Medal Winners and Newbery Honor books, but sometimes my writing gets in the way.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fishing for adventure 
in middle grade fiction?
Click on link to order 

Ryan's Unkeepable Catch 
from Kindle store.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Here is a beautiful young reader enjoying
my middle grade novel 
"Ryan's Unkeepable Catch".

Available on Kindle.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Rough winters make for good reading! Try to include the 2015 Newbery Winner, The Crossover by Kwame Alexander or one of the Honor Books: El Deafo by Cece Bell and Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

If you don't know what a Wooly Bugger is, read my first self-published E-book on Amazon.com, Ryan's Unkeepable Catch. It's middle grade fiction for kids 9-12 with a bunch of truths about a boy hooked on fly fishing. And check out a new Laudable Link entitled Creative Writing Institute with CEO Deborah Owen.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Almost ready to publish Ryan's Unkeepable Catch on Kindle Kids for 9-12 year olds. 
Details to follow.

Monday, March 3, 2014

2014 Newbery Medal and Honor Books

The 2014 Newbery winners offer a great variety with something for everyone...and the winner is: Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo. The Honor books are listed below. Yummy can't wait!! Doll Bones by Holly Black The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes One Came Home by Amy Timberlake Paperboy by Vince Vawter

Sunday, January 5, 2014

We Need More "Rules"

Cynthia Lord's Newbery Honor Book "Rules" is outstanding. It brings to life the feelings of Catherine when relating to her autistic brother, David. What great writing! In reverse, Gennifer Choldenko's acclaimed "Al Capone Does My Shirts" portrays a brother with a special needs sister. Books that help siblings cope deserve all the awards they can get.