Category Archives: Inklings

Rubber Band Man

The guy always wears a rubber band around his wrist—to remind him of what he is.  It’s a thin brown band about the color of his skin, so it’s impossible to see unless you’re looking for it. That’s what I … Continue reading

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Diversity in YA — WANT Cover Reveal

Cindy Pon and I have been friends since we were both signed by Greenwillow, one after the other, only months apart. This is the cover reveal of her latest novel, WANT, coming soon form Simon Pulse. Read the whole post … Continue reading

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Happy Book Birthday to Doing Her Bit: A Story about the Woman’s Land Army of America

Based on true events, Doing Her Bit traces the history of the Women’s Land Army during World War I. Real-life Farmerette Helen Stevens trains to farm the land, negotiates a position for herself and other women, and does her bit … Continue reading

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Lee & Low’s New Visions Award Expands; Manuscripts Due October 31 

First Book and the NEA Foundation are working with Lee & Low to introduce a new middle grade or young adult book by a never-before-published author of color, as part of the publisher’s existing New Visions Award. The collaboration will … Continue reading

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Moose as viewed from my lap during Hermine


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