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michael-seidel's picture
Nov.30.2012
If you love yourself, free yourself. Release yourself.   I think of all the ways that I'm held back by the past.  Teachers' comments.  Parents, sisters, coaches.  Bosses, co-workers, girlfriends -- or girls that I courted as potential girlfriends. Seventh grade.  I remember...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Oct.25.2010
WHATTA BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you to everyone for the kind messages and good thoughts. If the rest of the world knew how much fun it is to turn 49, they wouldn’t angst about it so much. Special thanks to the teens, parents, librarians, teachers, and booksellers at the Pittsford B&N for making my...
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Jun.18.2010
Back in January, bookseller Elizabeth Bluemle and I had a conversation about white privelege and issues of race in children's publishing and children's literature, two topics that had been much on our minds. Elizabeth kept pondering and talking to people in the industry and has now published a...
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Jun.16.2010
You know the sound a car engine makes at the RPMs are climbing and you are preparing to shift into the next gear? Make that sound in your mind right now. I'm getting ready to shift gears and go full throttle on a number of projects. Before I can do that, though, I have to clean off a couple of...
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Jun.03.2010
I spent Tuesday - Thursday of this week at BEA - the gigunda annual trade show for booksellers in New York City. It was crazy-intense and wonderful. I got to hear smart people talk, saw friends be honored, receive some nice recognition from independent booksellers for some of my work, sign LOTS of...
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May.20.2010
There is a kid in Oregon who loves CHAINS. He loves it so much that he wrote an original song about it and then made this video. Be sure to watch all the way to the end. There is a surprise there that might bring tears to your eyes. That's what happened to me.   http://www.youtube.com/user/...
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May.20.2010
::cues drummers:: Are you ready for my BIG NEWS?CHAINS has made the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal in the United Kingdom!! This is officially a Big Freaking Deal. As in, I hyperventilated when I heard. The Carnegie is the equivalent of the Newbery Award in the UK. Take a look at the other authors...
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Apr.06.2010
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Apr.06.2010
(Announcement: I am preparing another vlog. What questions do you want answered? End of announcement) (And now we return to our regularly scheduled blog) Seriously? Sarah Hale is the answer to your Women's History month needs. Ask Bonnie Jacobs. What else do we have in here,..... ::rummages::...
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Apr.06.2010
Sorry to have been so absent this week, friends. Beloved Husband had shoulder surgery and has needed some tending; mostly to make sure that he sort-of, kind-of follows doctor's orders. I'm happy to report he is mending well. I'll be posting two videos very soon: one will show examples of how I ...