Busy Weekend at California Library Association and California Reading Association

  Sweet Sixteen debut authors: K. C. Held,     A. E. Conran, Janet Sumner Johnson, Jill Diamond, Amy Allegher, Parker Peevyhouse and Laura Shovan.

Sweet Sixteen debut authors: K. C. Held,     A. E. Conran, Janet Sumner Johnson, Jill Diamond, Amy Allegher, Parker Peevyhouse and Laura Shovan.

From Sacramento to Visalia, I was thrilled to meet some inspiring authors, librarians and reading specialists at both the California Library Association conference in Sacramento and the California Reading Association conference in Visalia. Highlights were meeting six other debut authors from the Sweet Sixteens; sharing my signing table with friend and YA writer extraordinaire, Kim Culbertson, and sharing my love of middle grade in a presentation to educators wanting empathetic and challenging mg books for their students.