Archive for June, 2009

What a Girl Wants: Detective Stories

The next installment of Colleen Mondor’s “What a Girl Wants” panel interview series is up at Chasing Ray. It’s an awesome discussion! Today we’re talking about the role of the girl detective in YA literature. So…… Nancy Drew? Agatha Christie?… Read the rest

Spicy Reads Review

An awesome new review of The Rock and the River is up at My Road Trip ( The reviewer, Ed Spicer, put in some great reflections about how the book affected him and sparked memories of his own experiences in… Read the rest

What A Girl Wants, What A Girl Reads

The “What a Girl Wants” interview series has launched over at Chasing Ray. Today we’re talking about what we read as tweens/teens that most impacted us. Check it out! And then join the discussion in the comments section. This is… Read the rest

CCBC Book Discussion – June 24

For anyone in the Madison, Wisconsin area: The Rock and the River will be discussed as part of the Cooperative Children’s Book Center’s June Book Discussion at UW-Madison. Follow this link for more details. If you’re in the area, it… Read the rest

What A Girl Wants

Colleen Mondor, of Chasing Ray , is hosting a brand new, exciting round table of women authors talking about “What a Girl Wants.” It launches later this week, and I’ll be participating! Here’s a sneak peek at Colleen’s introduction to… Read the rest

Interview on The Chocolate Pages Show

Thursday evening I was interviewed on Blog Talk Radio, for Pam Perry’s The Chocolate Pages Show. You can listen to the podcast here. The show’s a hour long, and I’m not the only guest, so my part doesn’t start until… Read the rest

As If BEA Wasn’t Enough…

Last night I got to give a copy of The Rock and the River to Ms. Phylicia Rashad. I handed her a signed copy, and she looked at it, then asked me to personalize it. I was over the moon.… Read the rest

More on BEA

Ok, you’ve been waiting for the juicy details of my weekend at Book Expo America….. It was AWESOME! I met tons of cool and interesting people: authors, teachers, librarians, publicists — lots of industry folk. I told them all about… Read the rest

BEA, Baby!

This weekend I attended Book Expo America (BEA) at the Javits Center in New York. It was my first time at BEA, which is a major annual conference for the publishing industry. Publishers, booksellers and other book-related vendors set up… Read the rest