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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Amazing News!

Kirkus just recognized SUNRISE, the conclusion to the ASHFALL trilogy, with a STARRED REVIEW! I’m thrilled and humbled by the recognition. You can read their review here. My favorite bits? “Throughout the novel, every decision has consequences, and characters must constantly decide what they are willing to pay” and “A story about how hope is […]
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