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Diversify your Shelves with We Need Diverse Books

I had a lot of fun with this guest post for YA Books Central. We were asked to recommend three diverse books and discuss what we liked about them. This is a monthly column that I’m sharing with authors Maurene … Continue reading

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Taxes, Books Read, & Diversity

I’m having a grand old time getting my taxes organized…perhaps not. But in the course of said organization, I made a tally of books read in 2014. The bulk of what I’ve read were ebooks purchased from our Beloved Overlord, … Continue reading

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Innate Identity vs. Imagining the “Other”

With all three books of the Tankborn trilogy completed and released into the wild, I’m doing as a writer does and working on my next project. Not to give too much away, but it’s a dark fantasy YA with a … Continue reading

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#LA14SCBWI: Schmooze, Learn, Get Inspired

I’m really looking forward to my upcoming trip to SCBWI-LA, the annual summer conference of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. My flight down to LA is at a much less ungodly time than my usual trips–it leaves … Continue reading

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Diversify Your Shelves Campaign #weneeddiversebooks

Today we’re revealing the next part of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign, a project that’s near and dear to our hearts! Part three is called “Diversify Your Shelves,” and it’s all about taking a personal approach to promoting diversity in literature. What … Continue reading

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