ASHFALL #4

One of the most common questions questions I get is this: what’s ASHFALL #4 about? Instead of typing a separate answer yet again, I’m going to share everything I’m currently willing to discuss here. First, yes, there will be a fourth full-length ASHFALL book. So it will no longer be a trilogy. Or a three-and-a-half-ology. Now […]
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Calling All Librarians and Teachers in Des Moines and Philadelphia

I’m speaking at the Iowa Association of School Librarians (IASL) conference on April 12th in Des Moines. I’d love to stay over on Monday the 13th and Tuesday the 14th to visit schools and/or libraries in the area. Since IASL is paying my airfare, any events scheduled Monday or Tuesday would be significantly cheaper than […]
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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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SUNRISE Contest Winners

First place (wins SUNRISE manuscript): Cathy Sutton for her library display, bulletin board, and Twitter contest: Second place (wins SUNRISE ARC)–Franchesca Febres for her bulletin board: Third Place (wins slightly mangled SUNRISE ARC I rescued from recycling at ALA, yes, they’re that hard to come by), Sophie Peterson: Congratulations!  
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