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Go Bobbie!

We just heard that our book Bobbie the Wonder Dog is on the current list for 2nd- and 3rd-grade readers in America’s Battle of the Books. And having Brown as a surname has landed me right next to Judy Blume … Continue reading →

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New Board Books Highlight Alaska Native Talent

I’ve been honored to serve as editor of a publishing project instituted by Best Beginnings here in Alaska. If you haven’t heard of this amazing organization, you’ll learn that they’re a branch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and they mail … Continue reading →

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What are you doing now?

I get that question often. Usually I can answer it with a quick, “Oh, I’ve got a couple of irons in the fire.” Sometimes authors aren’t free to talk about what’s coming up with a specific publisher, even if it … Continue reading →

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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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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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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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