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#IndieReCon is Simply Amazing

February 21, 2013

Woman on Computer

Hi Everyone,
Breezing thru on this chilly Chattanooga morning to give you an update on the IndieReCon conference. It’s awesome, and the best part is, it’s FREE and ONLINE. That means anyone can attend.

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It’s Here–Well, Almost. IndieReCon

February 14, 2013

Hi Everybody,
Stopping thru to remind you that IndieReCon, the fabulous “indie” conference, will be here before you can say “jack rab–“…see what I mean?

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Unsung – Henry Baker

February 08, 2013

henry-baker

Hi Everybody,
Just passing thru to share an article I wrote several years ago for Black History Month. I had actually forgotten all about it until I just received the sweetest and most encouraging email from a reader in Illinois. Thanks Ms. Townsley!

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Keep it Moving!

February 05, 2013
Keep it Moving.  You'll get there...sooner or later.

Keep it Moving.
You’ll get there…sooner or later.

Hi Everybody,
Breezing thru with a quote that has kept me inspired for many a year, and which suddenly–just this morning, in fact–has inspired a quote of my own. Want to know what it is? Read on.

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The FUNNIEST KIDS Contest!

February 04, 2013

FunniestKid

Hi Everybody,
Passing thru with some great info on a fun-nee competition called THE FUNNIEST KID. If your kid is funny, read on!

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A Wonderful Press Release by The New York Journal of Books!

January 30, 2013

News

Hi Everybody,
Well, the news just gets better and better! As most of you know, in addition to reviewing children’s books at Picture Book Depot, I also review for the New York Journal of Books. Today the generous people there issued a press release for me, and I’m very grateful!

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I Won the Lee and Low New Voices Competition!

January 29, 2013
Yah! It's finally Rita's turn.

Yah! It’s finally my turn.

Hi Everybody,
Passing through with some WONDERFUL news. I have been named Lee and Low Publishers’ 2012 New Voices Award winner!

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The Un-Editorial Notepad #10 – What Makes a Great Picture Book?

January 17, 2013

America The Beautiful Together We Stand

Hi Everybody,
Brrrr, it’s cold! Hope everyone’s staying warm. As you know, I review children’s picture books of all kinds, and I’m passing through on this cold and dreary afternoon to give you an “un-editor’s” opinion on what makes a great picture book.

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Proof That Writers are Geniuses!

January 08, 2013

Einstein

Hi Everybody,
I ran across a very interesting article outlining the 24 qualities true geniuses are said to exhibit. I was stunned. Why? Because writers exhibit those qualities, too!

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