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  • STEM Tuesday-- Deserts --Writing Tips & Resources
    STEM Tuesday– Deserts –Writing Tips & Resources
    July 16, 2024 by
    Hello from my desert home, Utah, and welcome to STEM Tuesday. I’m Stephanie. I took this photo several years ago at Snow Canyon State Park in Saint George and it really encapsulates what I love about life sciences. Nature gives us these unexpected—but beautiful—moments. This is the desert! Before I get into writing tips and resources, I wanted to highlight some recent and forthcoming nonfiction desert books: First up, Weird, Wild, Amazing! Desert by Tim Flannery, published in 2022. Written by an Australian scientist in his unique blend of strange factoids and clear explanations, this...
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  • Rainbow Book Month
    Pages Filled With Pride
    June is designated as Pride Month, a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+  community. It’s a time to shine a positive light on people who are often marginalized while honoring those who took a stand during the 1969 Stonewall Uprising in Manhattan.   In recent years, the publishing world has made progress in producing books that both raise awareness about and showcase joy within the LGBTQ+ community. The American Library Association (ALA) brings attention to these books in June, which they refer to as Rainbow Book Month™.   What is Rainbow Book Month?   According to the ALA, “Rainbow Book Month™...
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STEM Tuesday
  • STEM Tuesday-- Deserts --Writing Tips & Resources
    STEM Tuesday– Deserts –Writing Tips & Resources
    Hello from my desert home, Utah, and welcome to STEM Tuesday. I’m Stephanie. I took this photo several years ago at Snow Canyon State Park in Saint George and it really encapsulates what I love about life sciences. Nature gives us these unexpected—but beautiful—moments. This is the desert! Before I...
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All About Middle Grade Books

  • Interview With Author Carly Anne West
    Interview With Author Carly Anne West
    July 14, 2024 by
    I’m thrilled to welcome Carly to discuss her new book, THE GHOSTS OF NAMELESS ISLAND (Andrews McMeel Kids 7/23/24). I recently met Carly at ALA and fell in love with her and her hilarious/spine-tingling middle-grade novel. I am delighted to say we share the same publisher, and our ghost stories...
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  • Interview With Author Carly Anne West
    Interview With Author Carly Anne West
    July 14, 2024 by
    I’m thrilled to welcome Carly to discuss her new book, THE GHOSTS OF NAMELESS ISLAND (Andrews McMeel Kids 7/23/24). I recently met Carly at ALA and fell in love with her and her hilarious/spine-tingling middle-grade novel. I am delighted to say we share the same publisher, and our ghost stories...
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For Writers

  • Headshot, agent Kelly Dyksterhouse
    Meet Literary Agent Kelly Dyksterhouse
    June 27, 2024 by
    What a pleasure it has been to get to know Kelly Dyksterhouse, a literary agent with the Tobias Literary Agency. Kelly has her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults and specializes in building the careers of authors and illustrators who work on a broad range of projects from...
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