Archive for the ‘Communities’ Category

Laugh with the Moon by Shana Burg

This week, my friend Shana Burg, author of A THOUSAND NEVER EVERS, launched her second book called LAUGH WITH THE MOON. Please welcome this new book into our lives.

Here is a trailer about the book:

If you want …

 

Let’s Go Rambling

My friend and author Kelly Bennett and illustrator Terri Murphy are launching their brand new book ONE DAY I WENT RAMBLING  today. Folks all over the web are helping launch this book with a blog tour.

I have not …

 

Happy Belated Birthday, El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children’s Day/Book Day

On April 30, El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children’s Day/Book Day turned 16 years old. My congratulations go to Pat Mora and all those who supported her in bringing this ‘baby’ into the world. Celebrating children …

 

El día de los niños/El día de los libros, Children’s Day/Book Day

 Once upon a time there was a poet and author named Pat Mora. She believed in fostering the love of books in children. She called it ‘book joy.’ One day, someone asked her about Children’s Day. Even though it …

 

Good Book News

 

 

Tomorrow at Book People at 2 pm, my friend and fellow Austin author Greg Leitich Smith is launching his book CHRONAL ENGINE (Clarion). I am so excited for Greg. Book birthdays are as big a deal human birthdays. …

 

A Gift from Sara Hickman

So I opened up my mail queue recently and there was a gift from Sara Hickman. A song from her newest cd The Best of Times. As Texas State Musician of the Year, Sara has dedicated her energy  …

 

More Digital Revelatory Thoughts or Learning to Surf the Tsunami

True story: Last month, I hopped on my bike and joined thousands of Austinites on the East Austin Studio Tour. One studio where I stopped was a digital boutique which creates apps. Inside, a handwritten sign on the wall …

 

Mother’s Day Meanderings

We think we are so connected. We read blogs. We interact through social media. We write emails. Some of us even write letters and read the newspaper. We think we are aware and involved and then we get an email …

 

A gathering of 26 children’s book writers

It only makes sense that a gathering of twenty-six children’s book writers would be a warm supportive affair. After all, the intention of our writing is to touch and expand the hearts of children and young adults. But we are …