Upcoming Appearance: Kansas Library Association

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be speaking at the 2014 Kansas Library Association Conference this October.

The conference has a theme that’s close to my heart, indeed: Out of the Stacks: Engaging Communities, Promoting Learning. I’ll be doing two sessions…a breakfast session on finding a book for every reader and a workshop on how librarians can connect their young readers to the stories behind their favorite stories.

As a library school dropout and a passionate advocate for the good libraries do in our schools and our communities, I couldn’t be more honored. Even better, the invitation came from >>>Read more<<<

📅17 July 2014 1 comment
When Floor Equals Bookshelf

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“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”
― Stephen King >>>Read more<<<

📅12 June 2014 0 comments
I’m So Over Book Guilt

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Silly movie lover! The book is always better than the movie. Stupid reader! How can you possibly read (and enjoy) that blasphemous ebook? Quit wasting your time rereading and discover new authors! It’s your duty! Did you know you’re reading the wrong books? What? You like genre fiction? Embarrassing! The publishing industry is going to hell! You must singlehandedly save it!

Yeah. These are the messages gleaned from roughly two seconds of scanning book-related news this morning.

You guys: I am so over book guilt.

Remember back in the day when there wasn’t really an Internet and there wasn’t really >>>Read more<<<

📅05 May 2014 0 comments
Erin’s in Bitch Talking Banned Books

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Why should you care about 2013′s most-challenged books? I weigh in for Bitch Media’s blog. >>>Read more<<<

📅17 April 2014 0 comments
What I Did On My Summer Vacation

salt spring island feetSalt Spring is an island in the Strait of Georgia across from Vancouver in British Columbia. I arrived there on August 23, fresh off the ferry. If I’d had my wits about me I might have told my kind hostess that “I am well in body although considerable rumpled up in spirit, thank you ma’am,” like a certain red-headed Canadian. Instead, I stumbled up the steep path toward my AirBnB cottage.

A week later, I took stock of what I did on my summer vacation: Hike. Sleep. Eat (and well at that). READ.

I read on the porch of the >>>Read more<<<

📅03 September 2013 0 comments