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Friday Five: Five Books on my October TBR List

October is going to be a super busy month for me. I’m thisthisclose to finally finishing The Glory Girls of Stockyard County … which needs to be retitled since I’m taking out the livestock auction setting … and I’m rewriting a picture book plus gearing for NaNoWriMo, (National Novel Writing Month,) and running a marathon. But as [...]

Baltimore Book Fest and Just Write Conference Recap!

I’m still pooped from this past weekend! It was long but oh-so-wonderful, between the Baltimore Book Festival and Just Write Conference at the Bel Air branch of the Harford County Library. On Friday, the Baltimore Book Festival didn’t begin until 11:00, but I arrived at 9:00 to help Kathy MacMillan set up. (She wrote the upcoming Sword and [...]

Book Birthday: HOODOO by Ronald L. Smith

Happy book birthday to fellow Marylander, Ronald L. Smith for yesterday’s release of his debut mid-grade novel, HOODOO with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt! Twelve-year-old Hoodoo Hatcher was born into a family with a rich tradition of practicing folk magic: hoodoo, as most people call it. But even though his name is Hoodoo, he can’t seem to cast [...]