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We made the list!

We’re so pleased that Scholastic Teacher magazine included Children of the First People in its featured books for the Summer of 2019. Teacher friends, please check it out! Here’s what Chris Borris and Pari Deshpande Cohen had to say: “We’ve … Continue reading

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One great idea; two unforgettable books

Meet the terrific Alaska Native kids from Children of the Midnight Sun and its recently released sequel, Children of the First People. Click HERE to launch the full story from KTVA-TV’s Sunday magazine, “Frontiers with Rhonda McBride.” (Photo © Roy … Continue reading

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It’s official! A new book is born.

Photographer Roy Corral and I are celebrating the long-awaited release of our new book, Children of the First People, and the launch party is going to be a sensation. Please join us on Saturday, April 20, beginning at 11 a.m. … Continue reading

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Supporting your local library

I’m really glad to be invited to events like our local “Beyond the Stacks,” organized by the Anchorage group called Friends of the Library. I’m betting there’s an FOL in your neck of the woods, too. If you’re in Southcentral … Continue reading

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Thank you, Children’s Book Council!

Our warm thanks to the Children’s Book Council for recognizing our book in its list of showcased books … the theme this winter is “Helping Hands.” Look for Charlie and other honored books at their showcase website by clicking here.

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That was a 7.0 M earthquake!

As I write, several schools in Southcentral Alaska are closed for the year and administrators and educators have worked hard to rearrange students populations at other schools. The major earthquake that shook Anchorage on November 30 happened while I was … Continue reading

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Season of Cheer

I know, I know, it’s not even Halloween yet! We’re talking back to the early Christmas ads at my house, too. But I’ve already been invited to Holiday Bazaars and craft shows that start in late October. And besides, I’m … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New

Remember the mid-1990s? Cell phones really were the size of bricks, and selfies required a tripod and a timer. My first personal email address was newly minted, and I was trying to conceive just how the Worldwide Web might be … Continue reading

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Writing Time

That’s me, a Word Worker. This shot of my favorite T-shirt reminds me why I’d best stick to non-fiction…and makes me want to enter a deliciously bad writing competition. I’ve tried writing a long work of fiction. I wasn’t as … Continue reading

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Like Bobbie the Wonder Dog, I’m Headed to Oregon

I’m looking forward to reading Bobbie the Wonder Dog to an audience of Oregonians during a noon-hour talk on Friday, January 12, at the Albany Public Library. I’ll share details about Bobbie’s walk across America and the research I undertook … Continue reading

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