Archive for the ‘That’s Life’ Category

Happy to Find HopeMob!

Does everyone already know about this website beside me?

If you don’t, you should. I discovered it when I woke up at 2am last night, and unable to fall back asleep, I began surfing the web. (I know, mom, have … Read the rest

Posted on 08/09/2012 11:07 pm | Comments Off
 

One Man’s Junk…

Dear Blog,

A boy from Malawi learns to write with a stick in the dirt. He copies the Chichewa letter ‘e’ that he made from termite hill mud.

You know how they say, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”?… Read the rest

Posted on 07/28/2012 10:00 am | 6 Comments
 

A Coke and a Smile

One of the great things about traveling is the spontaneity you can have, apart from the regular routine of your daily life. We decided to start the morning off by visiting the Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library, which is full … Read the rest

Posted on 07/26/2009 07:31 am | 1 Comment
 

True Friends: DDD Panel Discussion

DDD Panel at BookPeopleIt was great fun to participate in the Delacorte Dames and Dude (DDD) panel discussion at BookPeople today. The topic was “Everything You Wanted to Know about YA Lit But Were Afraid to Ask.” Author Sarah Bird was our lovely Read the rest

Posted on 06/13/2009 05:39 pm | 1 Comment
 

Taking the Stage in Brookline

It’s impossible to describe how exciting it was to speak to an audience of 350 sixth-grade students at the Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, Massachusetts last week! First of all, I love this neighborhood. Second of all, I taught sixth-grade in … Read the rest

Posted on 05/02/2009 10:28 am | Comments Off
 

BEWARE: APPLES FALL FAR FROM TREE!

This week, I went to a Halloween party for the Awesome Austin Writers hosted by adored YA authors Cynthia and Greg Leitich Smith. Because I love this group so much, I thought I’d cook something extra special, never mind that … Read the rest

Posted on 10/20/2008 01:00 pm | 4 Comments
 

Texas Book Events: Come on Down Y’all!

November is book festival time. People nationwide stop and celebrate books. And personally, I’m gearing up for a busy month of speaking to kids, parents, and teachers, as well as meeting other authors. If you’re in Texas, I’d love to … Read the rest

Posted on 10/12/2008 01:47 pm | Comments Off
 

A Fairy Tale in Pakistan

With all the bad news coming out of Pakistan this week, I’d like to turn the spotlight on one woman who appears to be a Pakistani angel for the children in her country. Her name is Basarat Kazim. And she … Read the rest

Posted on 09/24/2008 08:36 am | 3 Comments
 
 
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