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August

It is the time of year when I again feel the need to look up the word fallow in the dictionary: fal·low[fal-oh] adjective 1.(of land) plowed and left unseeded for a season or more; uncultivated. 2. not in use; inactive: … Continue reading

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Bossy Child Becomes Teacher: Beth Shaum Interview

It seems wholly appropriate in this month of love to have back-to-back interviews with teachers who radiate their love of literacy, teaching and books. Today’s guest is Beth Shaum, sixth-grade English teacher at St. Paul Catholic School in Grosse Pointe … Continue reading

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The Gift of Art

I love writing picture books (especially when the writing’s going well). I’ve now been privileged to be through the process a few times, and it is very clear that my favorite part, by far, is when I first see the … Continue reading

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Buffalo Swag Fun Pack!

I am a swag sucker. I cannot resist ordering stuff–lots of stuff–with images of my books’ covers. Now it’s time to share the wealth. If you would be kind enough to share a back-to-school memory in the comments, that will … Continue reading

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Leeza Hernandez: Illustrator, Author, Stranger-Hugger

Some first encounters are memorable. I was attending my first conference of the New Jersey Association of School Librarians in Long Branch, NJ. Authors were set up in an “authors alley,” my own seat precariously near a conference-hall door that … Continue reading

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Daniel Jennewein on Books, Friends, and Donald Duck

I remember when I saw the first sketches of the buffalo the rest of the world met in  IS YOUR BUFFALO READY FOR KINDERGARTEN?. The instant connection I felt to that art, the way THAT was MY buffalo–is a memory … Continue reading

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The Gbemi and Audrey Show, Hosted by Erin Murphy

Hi! I’m not Audrey Vernick, I’m Erin Murphy, Audrey’s literary agent. When Audrey started this blog focused on literary friendships, I knew she had to somehow include her own friendship with Gbemi (Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich). I was there the day they … Continue reading

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