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Nerdy Book Club Blog
Why I Read YA
If you were to see me, an adult woman, in an airport or lounging on my couch, reading a teen lit novel, you might roll your eyes and think I have been seduced by the latest teen media craze. But I don’t care what you think, I have my own reasons. Check out the rest of the article here.
The Evolution of my Classroom Read Aloud
While waiting to disembark for my honeymoon my phone rang and I was offered a position within my school district as a reading teacher. Best. Wedding. Present. Ever. I spent the next week basking in the Mexican sun in a state of euphoric newlywed, newly hired, bliss. For many hours that week I lay by the water reading. True to my inner dork, I was reading middle grade lit. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, to be precise. Oh how I fell in love with the book about loving books. Who hasn’t wished to slip between the pages of their favorite novel and live in a fantastic world full of adventure? I couldn’t put this book down and I couldn’t wait to share it with my students. Conveniently, it was August and I wouldn’t have to wait long. Check out the rest of the article here.
Funds For Writers
The Power of Little Free Libraries for Indie Authors
As I reflect on the launch of my most recent book, I noticed that many aspects of sharing my words with the world remained the same. The typical author paranoia was present. The prolific social media posting was also there. And of course there was the incredible sense of accomplishment that overshadowed all the worries as I held the finished product in my hands.But the one thing that was different this time around was the mention of Little Free Libraries. http://littlefreelibrary.org/ To read the rest of the article, click here.
6 Promotion Strategies for a Self-Published Author
About a year ago I found myself attempting to swim through unknown waters. I made the plunge into the self-publishing world. But now what? I have never taken a marketing class. I do not have a wise council of advertising experts to turn to for advice. I spend all day teaching twelve year olds. So what do I do with the hundreds of books sitting in my basement? Here are six ways I chose to get the word out there about my books and launch a moderately successful book promotion plan. To read the rest of the article, click here.
Coulee Parenting Connection (Magazine) - Parents: How to Help Your Child Write a Paper, Without Accidentally Doing It For Them