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Shenandoah Children’s Literature Conference: A Writer’s Perspective

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During the last week in June, I attended the Shenandoah University Children’s Literature Conference. The conference invites award-winning and nationally- (and internationally-) recognized authors to present talks and roundtable discussions to attendees. In the afternoon, small group sessions are led by leaders working in education, and two graduate credit options are available. The conference targets […]

Pennwriters Conference: May 16-18

Val

I’m pleased to announce the 2014 Pennwriters Conference at the Eden Resort in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. I’ll be presenting a class on characterization on Friday, May 16 and look forward to attending many of the other classes and presentations, networking with other authors, and meeting agents and editors. For any writers interested in attending, you can […]

Book Review: Emily Gets Her Gun… but Barack Obama Wants to Take Yours by Emily Miller

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Note: I originally wrote this book review for Freedom Forge Press, a publisher celebrating freedoms of all kinds. The review is reprinted here with permission. Emily Miller is a journalist and a resident of Washington, D.C. When she found herself defenseless as criminals broke into a friend’s home, she decided to go through the red […]