How Many Times Do I Have to Say This? Reviews Are for Readers, Not Authors

A Facebook friend shared this article from The Guardian tonight, and I was absolutely appalled. An author, Kathleen Hale, stalked the author of a one-star review of her book, and The Guardian printed an account of said stalking in her own words. What’s next, will The Guardian start printing fawning accounts of burglar’s exploits without any […]
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A List of Indiana Authors

A school librarian in Goshen, Deena Albietz, asked me if I knew other young adult or children’s authors who live in Indiana. (I do!) The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) maintains a list, but not all authors are members of the SCBWI. (They should be, though; membership is totally worth it.) Rather than typing […]
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The Benefits of Reading

I’ve been collecting research for an article I proposed on the value of reading. I found some fascinating stuff that might be of benefit to many of my readers, so I’m sharing it here: Reading for pleasure has immense benefits to your brain, including improved creativity, improved ability to retain information, better critical thinking, increased ability […]
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