“Braiding the Verse Novel” is a series of interviews I did with writers of novels – and one biography – in verse. We had our conversations over the summer of 2012. I’ve written articles about verse novels for School Library Journal and NH Writer which draw on these conversations in different ways. Here, I’m posting…
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Studying With Jan Mark or, how I became a children’s book writer
I wrote this essay in appreciation for Jan Mark. Jan was a two-time winner of the Carnegie Medal, the award given to England’s most outstanding work of children’s literature. I studied with Jan in the early 1980s.
Literacy and Special Recognition Award. Thank you, NERA
I am deeply honored to receive the Literacy and Special Recognition Award from the New England Reading Association. Thank you NERA! I selected the cross-cultural literacy organization, I’m Your Neighbor, to receive NERA’s donation in honor of this award.