Holiday Wishes

A Festive Felicitation

Whatever you celebrate, however you do it, I wish you joy and light as you observe your holiday. It’s a time to have the people you love around you and that’s always worth celebrating. I’m stubbornly saying cheers to 2018. It was a pretty weird mix of terrible and good, and I’m hoping the year can end on a better note. 2019 still looks nice and shiny from this distance, so here’s hoping that things can keep improving. Optimists of…

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Rejected Book Titles

So self-publishing is a thing, which is awesome. The author has total control over content, editing, cover art and titles. Like every great power, though, this is one that has to be used responsibly. When it comes to titles, this power is sometimes *too* mighty. Look, I know titles are hard but there are certain guidelines that exist for a reason. With this handy visual in mind I wandered over to the big list of free Book Title Generators over at Kindlepreneur.com (which you…

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Happy Birthday to the Master of Rhyme

Happy Birthday to Theodor Seuss Geisel. My heartfelt, grateful thanks for the side-eye looks of horror and confusion from volunteer readers that I bring into my PreK class and then unleash the good Doctor’s work on. Their disbelief that they have to learn what is essentially a new language, on the fly, in front of twenty five wiggly four-year-olds warms my heart on the coldest of days. I thank you, Dr. Seuss, and I read your books every year.

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10 New Year’s Resolutions: Bookworm Edition

A new year means new books to find, new genres to explore and lots of books to add to your favorites shelf. The possibilities are endless, and that’s the kind of great feeling we could all use right about now. Before you head for Barnes and Noble to redeem your gift cards and stock up for the next twelve months, take a look at these ideas to make 2017 the year of the bookworm. Read. Don’t feel guilty about it.…

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Merry Christmas!

Happy Holiday of your choice, particularly to adherents of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. You guys need to jump right on the winter holiday bandwagon. I look forward to massive pasta dinners.

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