4th Annual Thanksgiving Author Event: Writing Contest 5th Grade Winners

Bobbie Pyronimg_2533, author of A DOG’S WAY HOME, THE DOGS OF WINTER, and LUCKY STRIKE, and I did a school visit at Trailside Elementary School in Park City, Utah before the Thanksgiving holiday. We hosted a writing contest for …

Q and A with Sherry Weaver Smith: THE WOLF AND THE SHIELD

Sherry Weaver Smith The Wolf and the Shield BOOK COVERToday I welcome Sherry Weaver Smith to Dog Reads, a blog that features interviews with authors who’ve written a canine story for kids or young adults. What is the title of your book? Pub date and publisher? Genre? Targeted age

Author School Visits: 12 TIPS

dog-reading-294x214For checklists and the mechanics of conducting a successful author school visit go to your publisher’s web site and search ‘school visits’. Random House, for example, features a site called Set up a Visit that outlines basic information you and …

Q & A with Shawn K. Stout: A TINY PIECE OF SKY

Shawn K Stout A TINY PIECE OF SKY BOOK COVERToday I welcome fellow VCFA alumna and dearest friend, Shawn K. Stout to Dog Reads, a blog that features interviews with authors who’ve written a canine story for kids or young adults.

I have been looking forward to Shawn’s A

STICKEEN by John Muir

1161926Over the what-I-prefer-to-call Native American Indian Day weekend, my daughters and I headed to the John Muir House in Martinez, California. Aubrey had an opportunity to earn extra credit in her history class by learning more about John Muir and …

 
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