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

Meet Jenna Israel, Another Teen-acious Teen

I am pleased to welcome Jenna Israel, who comes highly recommended by her friend and former guest, Eliana Franklin.  Jenna loves to read, and as you’ll see, she definitely has a scientific side. LP:  Welcome to the conversation today, Jenna.  Tell us … 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