Joanna MarpleIn my 20's, with only my guitar and a rucksack, I wandered the continents, immersing myself in the lives of some wonderful people, projects and stories, which changed the way I view my responsibility to others and this earth. Right now I'm a European transplant in the US who writes books for children and young adults that offer readers mirrors and windows. Stories can help us not only navigate our world but also can connect us to others, and allow us to inspire and help each other. I believe that equity and empathy should be at the core of our actions and words. I am also a school librarian and I get a kick out of book-matchmaking!
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So very happy to interview another SCBWI Nevada mentee, Abbey Lee Ash, who has just released her debut YA novel, which I am reviewing this Friday. [JM] Where are you from and how has that … Continue reading →
Titles: Books 1 and 2 in Children of Exile Series Author: Margaret Peterson Haddix Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2016 & 2017 Ages: 9 -12 Themes: siblings, friends, aliens, adventure, saving humanity Genre: dystopian Children … Continue reading →
I followed Lorin on Facebook on her personal page and that of her editing company before I actually met her in person at LASCBWI, 2013. We bonded over chocolate courvoisier in the lobby, as one does! I have attended workshops … Continue reading →