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Done Deal

November 25, 2014


I’m currently reading Bad Luck Girl by Sarah Zettel. “Half fairy. Half human.Half Black When Jazz ruled Chicago.” This is the third book in the American Fairy trilogy and easily stands alone. I should finish soon! Endings. ALAN just ended as did Grand Jury deliberations in Ferguson. I’m here in this resort setting in Maryland […]

A Little Hump Day Shine

September 24, 2014

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My word this year is ‘shine’. It can be so easy catching myself not shining my brightest. Typically, those are times I don’t allow others to shine. I’m too bright too dull the glow of others! (Repeating 3x daily) Technology helps me, helps us, shine. I recently updated my iPhone to the new IOS and […]

ALAN pt 2

December 1, 2013

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I went to ALAN this year because Lyn Miller-Lachmann (Rogue; Nancy Paulsen Books) asked me to moderate a panel with her, Kekla Magoon (The Rock and the River; Aladdin) and Rene Saldana Jr (Juventud! Growing up on the Border: Stories and Poems; VAO Publishing). entitled “It’s Complicated: Diverse Authors Revisit the Classics”. We had a […]

ALAN pt. I

November 30, 2013


Why not go out on a limb? Isn’t that where the fruit is? – Frank Scully Last year’s ALAN was in Vegas and I was able to stay over for Thanksgiving dinner with my son and DIL at Bob Flay’s Mesa Grill. This year it was in Boston. Although I didn’t stretch my visit into […]


September 26, 2013


The following are a few good ways to get involved in the dynamic world of YA. ALAN, the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE, is seeking applicants for the position of editor of their journal, The ALAN Review.  To apply, interested persons should submit the following: a letter of application detailing qualifications for the […]

Do you ALAN?

November 28, 2012


I’ve written quite a bit about attending the ALAN conference, but never about ALAN. ALAN is the Assembly on Literacy for Adolescents. The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents is an independent assembly of NCTE. Founded in November 1973, ALAN is made up of teachers, authors, librarians, publishers, teacher-educators and their students, and others who are […]

ALAN 2012

November 21, 2012

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I had high expectations for ALAN because I had such a fantastic time last year. I wasn’t so sure as things began. Things began to feel so different from last year! I wasn’t ever excited about the idea of Vegas for a YAlit conference and even more so after getting here. The overpowering smell in […]

She Pauses for Causes

January 3, 2012


I’m not the only one giving away books. GuysLitWire recently shared the Make it Safe Project. The Make It Safe Project donates books about sexual orientation and gender expression to schools and youth homeless shelters that lack the resources to keep their teens safe. Giving: We donate books to K-12 schools, their Gay-Straight Alliances (a […]

Thanks, ALAN11!!!

November 24, 2011


Between work and preparing for the ALAN conference, I’ve not been blogging much. I’ve been back  home for a couple of days now and have processed much of my experience, so I think it’s time to try to write about it. Simply put ALAN is incredibly awesome!!!!! ALAN, the Assembly of Literature for Adolescents, meets […]