Author Archives: madelyn

Telling stories

When I worked at the Roanoke Times, I covered a few KKK marches in Radford and in Blacksburg, both Virginia college towns. The hardest part, for me, was watching small kids marching alongside their parents. I remember, especially, a young … Continue reading

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Testing…

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d take a moment and pound out a few August updates: THIS IS JUST A TEST, my middle grade novel with Wendy Shang, is now out in the world. We … Continue reading

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3…2…1… Launch and Giveaway

THIS IS JUST A TEST, written by yours truly and Wendy Wan-Long Shang, goes out into the world on June 27. We’re celebrating with a launch party at One More Page Books, and by hosting a little giveaway. How to … Continue reading

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Book Launch!

Wendy Shang and I will be holding our book launch for THIS IS JUST A TEST on Tuesday, June 27, at One More Page in Arlington. The event starts at 6:30. We’ll have cake, perhaps some trivia, and we’ll read … Continue reading

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Rolling Thunder by Kate Messner

If the windows are open on the last weekend in May, we wake to the sound of motorcycles. My husband makes coffee. The kids grab granola bars. And we all head over to the bridge overlooking I-66. Everyone from the … Continue reading

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