Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Transgender Awareness Week

Monday, November 16th, 2020

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I made the list!

Monday, September 28th, 2020

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The American Library Association published their list of most banned and challenged books of the past decade, and ALMOST PERFECT was #81! I couldn’t have done this without the Florida Tea Party.

A sad day for America

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

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Today, the U.S. Senate showed their loyalty to the president, rather than to the constitution. I can’t wait to vote that sap out in November.

800 Reviews for ALMOST PERFECT

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

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Following the lead of ANA AND ZAK, ALMOST PERFECT just received its 800th review on Goodreads.

800 Reviews

Sunday, September 1st, 2019

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THE IMPROBABLE THEORY OF ANA AND ZAK is the first of my books to reach 800 reviews on Goodreads. It also has 49 reviews on Amazon. Fifty reviews is apparently some kind of magic number for their algorithm which really boosts sales, but I’m not implying anything.

Florida Tea Party: 0, Freedom to Read: 1

Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

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Looks like the Florida Tea Party failed in their attempt to get ALMOST PERFECT (and a bunch of other, much better books), banned from the school libraries.

“Obsene, even pornographic”

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019

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It would seem that the Florida Tea Party is trying to get ALMOST PERFECT removed from the local high school libraries. I’m just honored to be on the same list as their other targets:

  • Almost Perfect by Brian Katcher (available at Forest and Lake Weir high schools)
  • Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt (available at all Marion high schools)
  • The Women of Brewster’s Place by Gloria Naylor (available at North Marion High)
  • The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison (available at all Marion high schools)
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison: (available at all Marion high schools)
  • The Truth About Alice by Jennifer Mathieu(available at all Marion high schools)
  • Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia (available at Dunnellon High School and West Port High School)
  • Killing Mr. Griffin by Lois Duncan (available at all Marion high schools except Dunnellon)
  • The Awakening by Kate Chopin: (available at all Marion high schools)
  • Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess(available at Dunnellon, North Marion, Vanguard and West Port high schools)

South Carolina Young Adult Book Award

Saturday, February 9th, 2019

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DEACON LOCKE was nominated for the 2019-2020 South Carolina Young Adult Book Award!

Local Authors’ Night, Skylark Bookshop

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Stop by Skylark Bookshop in Columbia, MO, on November 28, from 6:00-7:30 to meet me and three other local authors!

Saturday Writers, October 9

Thursday, September 20th, 2018

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Join me on October 9th in my home town of St. Peters for an evening of discussion, reading, and no rules boxing. Just follow this link.