Category Archives: read local

Madelyn’s Virginia-centric Summer Reading Scavenger Hunt

Try saying that five times fast. Here’s a summer-reading project I’ve wanted to put together for a long time: a scavenger hunt with a read-local twist. My hope is that you, the young readers in my home state, will get … Continue reading

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Ghosts of Bergen County: Dana Cann

If you’ve ever been in a writing group, here is what you know: Some of the best stories ever written have not actually been published. Their pages are shared — consumed — by the rest of the group. A year … Continue reading

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New Fiction from Virginia KidLit Writers

My home state of Virginia has a hard-working, super-talented, kidlit crew and I wanted to show off a few of the picture books, YA and middle-grade novels coming out in 2016.  This isn’t an exhaustive list; it’s a start. And … Continue reading

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Fall in Virginia: Books, conferences and friends

Hi, all. It’s been a busy two weeks so I wanted to send out some recaps from recent events. I keep explaining to people that I have to do recaps because my flip phone doesn’t allow me to live-tweet — or to tweet at … Continue reading

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News and Updates

Hi, all. Nanny X Returns is officially out today. It’s available online or you can order through a bookstore near you. I hope you will! Meanwhile, Nanny X has been put on the reading list for the Land of Enchantment Book … Continue reading

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