Monday, September 21, 2020

Bibliophile's Corner

I DISSENT Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes Her Mark

by Debbie Levy - illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley

Amazon Description: 

Get to know celebrated Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg - in the first picture book about her life - as she proves that disagreeing does not make you disagreeable!

Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime disagreeing: disagreeing with inequity, arguing against unfair treatment, and standing up for what's right for people everywhere. This biographical picture book about the Notorious RPG, tells the justice's story through the lens of her many famous dissents, or disagreements.

My Thoughts:

While I normally review recently released books, and this one released in 2016, with the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg last Friday, I felt shining a light on this book was a small way to honor her. Ms. Levy's picture book (which is beautifully illustrated by Elizabeth Baddeley) is a wonderful way to introduce your child to the extraordinary life, career, & contributions of the iconic Supreme Court justice. Rest in peace, RBG.

Friday, September 18, 2020

Storyteller's Journey

The Zigzag River on Mt. Hood.
What a Summer!

In addition to the recent release of THE NIGHT OF THE NORTH, I enjoyed the Willow Writers Retreat on Mt. Hood in Welches, Oregon, and the SCBWI Online Summer Spectacular!

It was a season of much needed peace & relaxation, despite Covid-19.

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Hope you have a fantastic fall season, full of writing and reading!

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Whimsical Word of the Week

Ameliorate - (v.)
make something (bad or unsatisfactory) better.
Example: The author spent the summer attempting to ameliorate her manuscript.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Bibliophile's Corner

The Moment of Tenderness
by Madeleine L'Engle

Flap Copy Description:
This powerful collection of short stories traces an emotional arc inspired by Madeleine L'Engle's early life and career, from her lonely childhood in New York to her life as a mother in a small-town Connecticut. In a selection of eighteen stories curated by one of L'Engle's granddaughters, we see how L'Engle's personal experiences and stormy faith informed the creation of her many cherished works.
A child learns, for the first time, that there are more important things in life than the immediate fulfillment of her desires; a young woman grapples with societal expectations regarding motherhood and self-determination; a young man returns to his childhood home, aggrieved to find his parents' health deteriorating before his eyes; a mother and daughter confront their changing relationship when a suitor comes calling; a cryptologist searches for habitable planets after nuclear devastation on Earth. In L'Engle's beautifully distilled world, characters young and old navigate the highs and lows of life, experiencing the agonizing beauty of everyday.
Some of these stories have never been published; others were refashioned into scenes for her novels and memoirs. Almost all were written in the 1940's & '50's, from L'Engle's college years to just before the publication of A Wrinkle in Time. From realism to science fiction to fantasy, there's something for everyone in this magical collection.

My Thoughts:
This amazing anthology of short stories by Madeleine L'Engle is a beautiful addition to the iconic author's repertoire. While most readers are familiar with Ms. L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, reading this eclectic collection will give you a deeper appreciation of the legendary author's literary prowess. I highly recommend The Moment of Tenderness to readers of all ages!

Click here to learn about the extraordinary author, Madeleine L'Engle.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Storyteller's Journey

A Rafflecopter Giveaway!

To celebrate the release of my new book - THE NIGHT OF THE NORTH - you're all invited to participate in this Rafflecopter Giveaway! I'll not only be giving away 3 signed copies of this new children's book - with bookmarks, the Grand Prize Winner will receive a complete signed collection of my Lindstrom Wintertime Tales - each with a matching bookmark. (Amazon gift cards are also featured in this giveaway!) The winners will be announced on Friday, December 11th.

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