The Society of School Librarians International Best Books

I got the news that my young adult mystery SUSPECT was on the top of the Society of School Librarians International best books for language arts (grades 7-12) last fall, but the official link never popped up for me until last week. Now I’m honored to share it, especially since I’m in such good company. … More The Society of School Librarians International Best Books

Reading Reviews

Some writers don’t read the reviews of their books.  Many of those who will read reviews from professional journals will avoid reader feedback from places like GoodReads.  That would undoubtedly be both smarter and safer.  A very wise writer said that “Good reviews are like crack; bad reviews, like poison.” But I’m blessed and cursed with an … More Reading Reviews

Reading Reviews

One extremely wise writer compared good reviews to crack and bad reviews to poison.  And she’s right.  It would probably be wiser to stay away from places like GoodReads where you run the simultaneous risk of becoming addicted to the “Attagirl!” feedback and being injured by the people who just don’t buy into your book’s solution.  So … More Reading Reviews