I'm leaving today to guest teach in conjunction with the Vermont College MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and I'm not sure how the Internet access will be there. So, in case I'm offline for the most of the next couple of weeks, everyone have a wonderful last half of July!
Please also note that Greg will be the Austin area Barnes and Noble Author of the Month for August 2005. He'll be signing Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo (Little Brown, 2003, paper, 2005) and Tofu and T. rex (Little Brown, 2005) at the Barnes and Noble Round Rock on August 27. See his blog for details as they develop.
Cynsational News & Links
Counselor Belinda Miller at Commerce Elementary School writes seeking donations of children's picture books or easy/early readers. The school, which has a 68% poverty level, is starting a parent education program "aimed at helping parents help their children to read." In addition, it has a strong student teacher program. Please send donations to: Belinda Miller, Counselor, 600 Culver Street, Commerce, Texas 75428. Thank you.
Listen to Vivian Vande Velde read an excerpt from Three Good Deeds (Harcourt, 2005); see "bonus materials" under the cover art.
Nifty features of Susan Taylor Brown's site include: 200 movies about writers; quotes about writing; and a wide range of articles. See That Crazy Little Thing Called "Teen Love" and You Have To Want It Bad.