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Prepping for NaNoWriMo 2015?

I’m in the process of prepping for NaNo next month. Lots of outlining is going on. I’m pretty excited about it for two reasons. My first reason for being excited is because I’ve outlined not only the first book in

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Tony the Phony and the Cursed Mansion – The End

Today’s post is part of a Choose Your Own Story written and hosted by T. Isenhoff and M. Isenhoff on their Storyboys blog. T. is in 3rd grade, and M. is in 6th grade. This story was their winter homeschool

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Hybrid Author Panel Summary – Check it out!

On Saturday I sat on the hybrid author panel and answered some questions about my experiences as a self-published author. Here is the link to Kristen Wixted’s summary of the event at The Writers’ Loft.

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Kindle Countdown Deal – Starts Today 8am pst

#Kindle Countdown Deal – Beginning Today 8am pst. Get GANGSTERLAND at a great price! Check out the reviews and see why it’s a great book for tweens 10+ Click the cover to find out!    

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Giveaway for Teachers and Librarians!

Attention teachers and librarians! The Emblazoner’s New Catalog – filled with great middle grade and tween titles your students and patrons will love – is coming soon! To celebrate, we’re holding a giveaway of stuff you can use: gift cards

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Tween The Weekend – High Concept

  I posted this topic a number of months ago, but I think High Concept is something we writers want to strive for. We really want to find that magic that creates books that everyone wants to read. I have

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Over at Emblazon today – Movies!

Check out my post over at Emblazon today, where I talk about Movies created from books! What’s your favorite? And here’s some cool stuff while you’re waiting for my return. 🙂 Ender’s Game Trailer: Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters

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Summer Vacation – Savannah, GA and the Bonaventure Cemetery

Hi Everyone! I’m on vacation this week in Savannah, Georgia. So for my tween the weekends post I’m going to share with you what I’ve been doing on my summer vacation. Although I bet some of you might think this

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Cover Reveal of HEIST by Laura Pauling – YA Psychological Thriller!

I’m about half way through an advanced reader copy of this book. It’s edgy, about a boy from Southie (south Boston) who accidentally changes the past, only everything is even more messed up than it was before. Can he save

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Conference Weekend! NESCBWI here I come!

Just a quick post to let everyone know that this weekend is the New England Regional Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators conference. Wow that’s a sentenceful! And there are a ton of first timer tips out there like

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Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble! Gangsterland 1920's mystery GANGSTERLAND When Jonathan Brooks moves in with his dad, he's sure his life has hit bottom. Until the local bully causes him to discover an unusual skill: Jonathan can disappear into a book. The book requires him to solve a crime, rescue the girl and save himself...all before the final page.      

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