School visits and youth conferences: Yes!

The more I get into this book-promoting world, the more I appreciate it for what it’s worth. ¬†And it’s worth this: ¬†meeting adults and youth who connect with Crazy in some way, and making a pitch for more open, honest … Continue reading

NC Reading Association Conference Takeaway

Linda, Madeleine Kuderick, Lester Laminack, Carole Boston Weatherford Last Sunday afternoon (Quail Ridge Books and Music) and Monday morning (NCRA) Madeleine Kuderick and I generated some dialogue about mental illness. Raising awareness and getting the conversation going among teens as … Continue reading

NCRA and Books That Save Lives

If you are reading this on Monday, I will be in Raleigh at the North Carolina Reading Association Conference, co-presenting a breakout session with Madeleine Kuderick (Kiss of Broken Glass) on the topic “Young Adult Literature Saves Lives.” I’ll talk … Continue reading