Monday, May 19, 2014
So pleased to announce that AS FAST AS WORDS COULD FLY has received the 2014 Skipping Stones Honor Award. What an honor to be chosen as one of the 22 recommended books by Skipping Stones Magazine. Find out more HERE.
Thrilled to announce that AS FAST AS WORDS COULD FLY was nominated for the 2014-2015 Keystone to Reading Intermediate Book Award!
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Author and children literature advocate, Jackie Wellington was gracious enough to invite me to the world of the GROG. So, what is a GROG, you ask? GROG is the online meeting room for readers and writers to gather helpful resources. So what does the name mean? G-Gudiance and support, R-Resources for the craft of writing, O-Opportunites to grow our skills, G-Great folks who care about readers and writers of all ages. What better place to be nurtured and supported by your peers. Take a look at my interview over at the GROG Blog
Monday, March 10, 2014
Reading is Sweet, Honey Child. This statement is true, but it's also the introduction for a new virtual book club for girls: Sweet Honey Child. I'm honored to be featured as one of the this month's authors of recommended books. Take a peek at the interview HERE.
Sunday, February 9, 2014
I had the pleasure of meeting Anna Forrester, children's book blogger, at the African American Children's Book Fair in Philadelphia, PA on February 1, 2014. We chatted and I was touched by her comments concerning the book. To my surprise, she wrote a wonderful review of the book on her blog. Many thanks to Anna for her graciousness. Click HERE to read the review.
It's truly an honor to be featured as a spotlight author during The Brown Bookshelf's 28 Days Later Campaign. The Brown Bookshelf has a mission to bring awareness of African American literature to teachers, librarians, parents and children. In celebration of Black History Month, they feature 28 African American authors and illustrators to spotlight each day of the month. Many thanks to the founders for choosing my work to help celebrate Black History Month. Take a peek at the post HERE.
Monday, January 27, 2014
I am honored by the invitation from the gracious host of Allison's Book Bag to be the featured author for 3 days. Allison reviews books for young readers and has featured an interview with me on Jan. 27th. She plans share my guest post on how to write family stories on Jan. 28th, and then post her review of As Fast As Words Could Fly on Jan. 29th. Be sure to visit.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
We are pleased to announce that the Association for Library Services to Children (ALSC) has selected As Fast As Words Could Fly as one of the books that will be discussed at the 2014 Midwinter ALA Conference in Philadelphia, PA. What an honor!
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Members of the IRA Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group rounded up titles that caught their eyes and delighted their imaginations in 2013. We're proud to announce that As Fast As Words Could Fly made the list of Diverse and Impressive Picture Books of 2013.