An update on my work as a first-round panelist for the 2014 Cybils YA Fiction category and what I have learned for my own writing.
Cybils Update: The Osmosis Strategy of Writing
The “I Am Here” Reading and Exhibition and the Brooklyn Blossoms Book Club
What Makes a Book Fun to Write?
Most recent articles
A report on a panel of the Brooklyn Blossoms Book Club, featuring four award-winning black women authors and a photo exhibit celebrating black girls and women.
The arrival of my ARCs of Surviving Santiago from my publisher, Running Press Kids, leads me to think about what made that novel so much fun to write.
Police killings of unarmed black men is a human rights issue in a country in which some people live in democracy and others in a police state.
My reasons for observing Buy Nothing Day instead of Black Friday, along with a review of a YA novel that explores the global consequences of buying stuff.
An update on an ongoing and increasingly successful fundraising campaign for #WeNeedDiverseBooks that will create new opportunities for writers of color.