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Terrible Titles!

The  fabulous  Alyssa Brugman has tagged me for a “terrible titles” blog hop! The challenge is to pick eight random lines from a work-in-progress by scrolling through the manuscript and letting the cursor land where it will.  Here are eight…

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Visit to Conneaut Senior High School

Hi, everyone. Here are some pics of my recent visit to Conneaut Senior High. It was a really awesome visit. I spent about three hours with the students who had all read WHAT HAPPENS NEXT prior. I was able to…

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In which I discuss Cinderella, Bluebeard, & Stephen King

I was asked to make this author video for the OELMA Conference that is coming up in October. The Ohio Education Library Media Association also goes by OHIO SCHOOL LIBRARIANS!

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Western Reserve Book Festival

Some terrific pictures from a book festival that I attended recently with some other Ohio-based authors.   Left to Right: Colleen Clayton, Leah Clifford, Scott Tracey, Julie Anne Lindsey, Mindy McGinnis.   Julie Anne, Leah, Scott, Cinda Williams Chima, and…

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CHOOSE TO READ OHIO

I am pleased and honored to announce that WHAT HAPPENS NEXT has been selected for the Choose to Read Ohio (CTRO) Booklist for 2015-2016. CTRO is a group initiative by Ohioana Library Association, The State Library of Ohio, and Ohio…

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Bullying and Burgers!

This past Monday, I had the pleasure of participating in a bullying awareness event held at the Rocky River Public Library in conjunction with a fabulous group of young adults and mentors from Know Your Purpose Foundation. We gathered for…

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On Place: Writing YA Set in The Rust Belt                   The term Rust Belt was coined in the early 1980’s and refers to the geographic region of the  U.S. where industry once thrived but is now in a state…

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Blog Hoppity Hop!

Hey, everyone! It’s been a while since my last post so I apologize for that…crazy summer. But I’m taking part in the Children’s Author Blog Hop. My friend and fellow Ohioan Jody Casella invited me to be part of this…

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Ohioana News

I went to the Ohioana Book Festival this past weekend and it was amazing! So many wonderful readers, educators, and fellow authors were there. I participated in a lively panel discussion about teen literature and enjoyed signing books alongside my…

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OHIOANA BOOK FESTIVAL

JOIN ME! When: Saturday, May 11th! Doors open at 10:00 am. I’ll be signing all day and then participating in a “Books for Teens” panel at 2:00pm with Kristina McBride, Julia DeVillers, and other great authors! Where: Fort Hayes Metropolitan…

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