Announcing the 2017-2018 League of Exceptional Writers Mentors!
October will mark the 7th year of providing free mentoring for avid writer ages 8 to 18 at the Cedar Hills Powells. Many thanks to the team at Powells for all their hard work in keeping this program running and to the Oregon SCBWI for providing an honorarium for our League Mentors. We are in for an exciting year. Nevin Mays will lead us off with a conversation about audio books and how they are made. We will have workshops on graphic novels, fan fiction, humor, poetry, and even an inside look at the editor’s studio from Abby Ranger the editor of many middle grade and young adult novels. Here’s the whole list of workshops for the year. Please share this far and wide with the avid readers and writers who you know would enjoy it. Contact me for a black and white version to put in your school or library newsletter.
Even more great news
It was a real honor to attend the Willamette Writers Conference in Portland last week and receive a Kay Snow Award for my short story The Last of the Name. Thank you to the whole crew at Willamette Writers for running yet another well-organized conference and for all you do to support writers. I’m grateful.
But that’s not all. I just got word that The Turn of the Tide is a 2017 finalist for the Willa Award from Women Writing the West. What a thrill! This award is given to books with a female protagonist and a western setting. I’m very much looking forward to the conference in Tucson in October.
More great news for The Turn of the Tide
What a treat to come home from my camping trip on Trillium Lake and learn that The Turn of the Tide has won the Oregon Spirit Book Award from the Oregon Council of Teachers of English. I’m so honored and thrilled to be able to accept this award at the OCTE fall conference on October 7th. I hope to see you there!
Oregon Battle of the Books 2017-18
I’m so happy to announce that The Turn of the Tide will be a Battle of the Books title next year. Many thanks to the hard working librarians, teachers and volunteer parents and grandparents who make this program a smashing success and a model that other states look to for inspiration. In celebration of this I will be doing extra school visits next fall. If you’ve got an OBOB program at your school I’d love to come talk to your students.
It’s a stressful time for schools and an uncertain one. In recognition of that and as a gesture of support I will take 15% off of my usual honorarium for any school participating in OBOB that books a full or half day school visit in the 2017-18 school year. I love to work with students and help them find joy and confidence in their writing. Please contact me through this website or my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are an OBOB family, I would be delighted to autography a copy of The Turn of the Tide that you order from my neighborhood bookstore Annie Blooms. You can call them at (503) 246-0053 to make arrangements.
STARRED Reviews for The Turn of the Tide!
Exciting news! Booklist and School Library Journal have both given my book a starred review. You can take a look at the reviews in full on my book page for The Turn of the Tide
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