Thursday, August 31, 2023

September 2023 Reading Challenge: Back in School

With either a sense of dread or excitement or both, students and teachers are back in school and getting into the full swing of things. It's time to embrace the school schedule. Is your alarm set and your bag packed? Got your gym shorts? Did you make a lunch and charge your computer? What about binders, pens and paper, and books? 

Speaking of school and books...let's talk about the September reading challenge. Yeah! It's time to find school-related good-reads. Whether it's a particular place of study on the cover, a class, a subject, a #2 pencil, or a yellow bus, summer is over and whatever "back in school" means to's go time.

Lists, Uniforms, and Libraries

So grab some county library books, audiobooks, Little Free Library books, thrift store finds, and/or bookstore treasures, whichever and wherever, and read on. Here's my reading list with (AMZ) links:

 1. The Headmaster's List by Melissa De La Cruz

2.) Winger by Andrew Smith

3.) I learned to Dance in Reform School by H.L. McCall

4.) Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library by Chris Grabenstein

5.) The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook: College by Joshua Piven, David Borgenicht, and Jennifer Worick

6.) Dear Mrs. Larue: Letters From Obedience School by Mark Teague

7.) The Secret School (audiobook) by Avi

8.) Juliet's School of Possibilities by Laura Vanderkam


Time...a precious resource.
Photo credit to Audrey Monke

Friday, August 18, 2023

PNWA Finalist for 2023: Picture Book Category

 My picture book story is a finalist for the PNWA Literary contest!

🤩🥳 🥂Clinks all around to my writing buddies and the others on the list. Whoot! Time to celebrate!
There's a party goin' on right here,
A celebration to last throughout the years.
So bring your good times and your laughter, too,
We gonna celebrate your party with you!