Monthly Archives: June 2014

New Mind-Altering Substance Identified. It’s Called Writing.

Send to Kindle  Fiction writers share several traits. Just about all of us were avid readers as children; and most are, or feel like, outsiders. We might have families and active social lives, but there is something in us that … Continue reading

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Diversity in Books

Send to Kindle  A group of authors concerned about the lack of diversity in children’s literature launched a campaign on social media recently to raise awareness and influence decision-makers in the publishing industry. On Twitter, their  hashtag,#WeNeedDiverseBooks, trended for several … Continue reading

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