October 24, 2018

Kidlit and the Midterm Elections: #28DaysofAction is a campaign to get out the vote nationwide. Organizer Rainbow Rowell is tweeting every day, urging others to join her commitment to do at least one action a day to assist in a race or encourage voting. This can include letter writing, phone banking, canvassing, or even donating to a candidate.

Diverse Voices Open Inbox: Calling all MG authors! HarperCollins Childrens is sponsoring a contest with a grand prize that features a 30-minute phone consultation, edit letter, and consideration for publication. See here for more information.

Heather Murphy Capps
Heather Murphy Capps has always had a deep appreciation for comfort and elegance. She and Claudia would have run out of money quickly together but would absolutely have been on the same page about taxis and nice restaurants. And of course, solving mysteries about beautiful art. That said, Heather also appreciates Jamie’s love of complication, which is why she spent several years living in rural Kenya and then became a television news reporter, which involved standing for hours in the middle of hurricanes and political battles. Now she’s raising middle-grade readers and writing for them. She loves to read and write books with lots of great science, magic, mystery, and adventure. Heather is the communications coordinator for Mixed-Up Files, as well as creator/curator for our We Need Diverse MG series. She is committed to creating more diversity in publishing.