Archive for the ‘Chatter’ Category

  • And the Nominees Are. . .

    Date: 2017.04.06 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    I’m thrilled to report that “Bittersweet” has been nominated for Saskatchewan’s 2017-18 Diamond Willow Award!

    10 books are nominated and kids vote for the winner.

    Here is a full list of  the nominees. . .

    Diamond Willow Finalists

    Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure by Jonathan Auxier.
    Worms for Breakfast: How to Feed a Zoo by Helaine Becker.
    A Boy Named Queen by Sara Cassidy.
    Myles and the Monster Outside by Philippa Dowding.
    I Am Not a Number by Jenny Dupuis and Kathy Kacer.
    Hand in Hand by Jean Little.
    Bitter Sweet by Winnie Mack.
    Tank & Fizz: The Case of the Slime Stampede by Liam O’Donnell.
    Pandas on the Eastside by Gabrielle Prendergast.
    Heart of a Champion by Ellen Schwartz.

  • A Sneak Peek!

    Date: 2015.09.01 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    My new book, “Bittersweet” will be available in April, 2016!

    When Sam is diagnosed with diabetes, her whole world changes — can she learn to handle it?

    Sam is a normal 12-year-old. She loves ice cream, sleepovers, Christmas, and her soccer team (future team captain). What doesn’t she love? Her super-annoying teenage brother, how her little sisters mess up the house and talk incessantly, and especially, how completely weird she is feeling.

    Lately, Sam has been crazy hungry and thirsty. She’s tired all the time, and, most humiliating of all, she’s started wetting the bed like a baby.

    One day, after a collapse at a soccer game, she wakes up in the hospital to find out she’s got Type 1 diabetes. Suddenly everything is different: not just her diet and the injections, but her relationships with her family and her friends. Will she learn to handle it?

    This poignant story of a young girl coming to terms with a serious diagnosis, is a hopeful tale about overcoming life’s hurdles.

  • A new look for Callie!

    Date: 2013.04.04 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    She’s coming out in paperback in the U.S. this June, with a brand new cover.  Go, Callie!

  • Nomination News

    Date: 2012.03.08 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    “After All, You’re Callie Boone” has been nominated for the South Carolina Children’s Book Award!

    Twenty books per age category are chosen by librarians, then it’s up to students to read and vote for the winners.

    Good luck, Callie!

  • Oregon Spirit!

    Date: 2011.10.02 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    “After All, You’re Callie Boone” was chosen by the Oregon Council of Teachers of English as a 2010 “Honor Book”, which meant I had the chance to meet a bunch of great authors and teachers at the award ceremony. I was thrilled to be part of it all and will post a couple of photos soon.

  • Pleased as punch!

    Date: 2011.06.15 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    I’m delighted to report that “After All, You’re Callie Boone” has been:

    selected for the Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year list,

    nominated for Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Award, and

    nominated for New Hampshire’s Great Stone Face Children’s Book Award.

    Yay Callie!

  • And the nominees are. . .

    Date: 2011.03.16 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    How cool is this?

    Callie Boone has been nominated for the Saskatchewan Young Readers’ Choice 2011 Diamond Willow Award.

    Click the link to read more and check out the rest of the nominees. . .

  • Hooray for Libraries!

    Date: 2011.02.16 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    I’ve just learned that the Ontario Library Association has chosen “After All, You’re Callie Boone” as one of its “Best Bets” for 2010.

    I’m pleased as punch!

  • Officially Launched!

    Date: 2010.06.25 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    Thanks to all of the folks who came to the Portland launch at A Children’s Place Bookstore.  I hope you had as much fun as I did!

    The gang's all here. . .

    The staff was great and they even let me sign their “Author Table”, which is loaded with tons of autographs. I was pleased as punch to be a part of it.

    Callie's favorite expression seemed like a good fit. . .

  • An interview with Amy

    Date: 2010.06.23 | Category: Chatter | Response: 0

    Check out my recent chat with Portland local, Amy Baskin.

    There might even be a free book in it for you. . .

    http://amy-baskin.blogspot.com/2010/06/winnie-mack-book-giveaway.html