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Families and Parenting
Fancy Schmancy Pet Collars - Bejeweled beasts.
Childwise Exercise - Be a fit family.
Summer Jobs and Work Permits - How teens can acquire work permits.
Summer Camps - There's a camp for every kid.
Concierge Homes - How can you make a work-related move easy for your family?
Jean Jewels - Jazz up your jeans!
Hats Off - Hats are both fashionable and functional.
Gardening with the Kids - Green thumbs for little ones.
Valley Public Gardens - Visit an outdoor garden exhibit with your family.
How to Repel Bugs Just in Time for Summer - Enjoy the outdoors without being bitten by bugs.
Food and Beverages
Eat Your Greens - Lettuce, lettuce, lettuce.
Peas and Thank You - Plant peas, eat peas.
The Many Faces of Corn - Corn = good.
Drink Your Fruit - Fruit juice is tasty.
The Incredible, Spreadable Cream Cheese - Cream cheese adds flavor to many dishes.
Rice is Nice - and good for you!
Succulent Strawberries - Enjoy very berry treats.
Fudge Fatale - Did someone say chocolate?
Cosmetic Dentistry - Brighten that smile.
Mesotherapy: Miracle Weight Loss? - The history of mesotherapy.
The Soothing Sounds of Duncan Sheik - My favorite contemporary singer/songwriter.
Dance Dreams - Dancing inspires creativity, exercise, and discipline.
The History Behind Singin' in the Rain - Most people are familiar with the musical film - but what about the stage version?
The Life of Anthony Rapp In Print - A Broadway star shares his life and loss in his poignant memoir, Without You.
Books and Writers
I am pleased that Associated Content has picked up many of my author interviews and book-related pieces.
Sniegoski Saves the World - Learn more about the world of Billy Hooten, Owlboy in this interview with Tom Sniegoski.
Breaking the Rules - An interview with Sara Ryan.
A Real Look at Teen Depression - An interview with Julie Halpern.
Life, Vacation, and Paradise - An interview with Simone Elkeles.
Underground Stories - An interview with Simmone Howell.
Trust Your Instincts - An interview with Deborah Davis.
Invisible Friends and Imagination - An interview with Caroline Hickey.
Hope in Purple Boots - An interview with Gretchen Olson.
Get Your Own Tiara! - An interview with Stephanie Hale.
A New Kind of Pen Pal - An interview with C. Leigh Purtill.
Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys Mysteries - In print and on screen.
Lost and Found - An interview with Kristen Tracy.
Dragons and Determination - An interview with Janet Lee Carey.
Talking Back - An interview with Alex Richards.
What My Reader Doesn't Know - An interview with Sonya Sones
Punk Rock Princess - An interview with Cecil Castellucci.
Reality Check - An interview with Joni Sensel.
Fairy Tales and Mental Health - An interview with Dia Calhoun.
Banned Books: Is The Bermudez Triangle by Maureen Johnson Too Cool for School?
Telling Tales - An interview with Karen Day.
A Friendly Debut - An interview with Julie Bowe.
Time to Bloom - An interview with Elizabeth Scott.
Twisted and Turned - An interview with Laurie Halse Anderson.
Spirited Spitfire - An interview with Sarah Miller.
Cats, Music, and Fashion - An interview with Nina Malkin.
Beauty is Within - An interview with Laura Bowers.
A Beast of a Tale - An interview with Alex Flinn.
Sirens Song - An interview with Wendy Toliver.
Drama Queen - An interview with E. Lockhart.
Zibby Zowie - An interview with Alison Bell.
Reaching and Growing - An interview with Tracie Vaughn Zimmer.
Red Carpet Gossip - An interview with Liane Bonin.
I'm With the Band - An interview with Debra Garfinkle.
Hollywood Hijinks - An interview with Mary Wilcox.
Inside the 'Cursed - Amber Benson and Christopher Golden discuss their Ghosts of Albion novel Accursed.
Truth Be Told - An interview with Justina Chen Headley.
Pointe and Flex - An interview with Lorie Ann Grover.
Questions for Markus Zusak - Author of The Book Thief.
Secrets and Spies - Fun times with author Ally Carter.
Achieving Order - An interview with Crissa-Jean Chappell.
Christopher Golden Writes Books for All Ages - Exactly.
Memories of Jersey - An interview with Kristen Buckley.
A New Vlad - An interview with Heather Brewer.
Spy Time - An interview with Shannon Greenland.
Holm on the Range - An interview with Jennifer L. Holm, Newbery Honor recepient.
Jersey Girl - Robin Friedman celebrates her state and her debut novel.
Top That - Talking to Jenny Han.
Why You Should Stay - An interview with Garret Freymann-Weyr.
The Borderkind at Dawn - Christopher Golden and Tim Lebbon interview each other.
How To Write a Successful Debut Novel - An interview with Carrie Jones.
The Story of The Other Sister - Speaking with S.T. Underdahl about adoption stories.
Readergirlz - An interview with the founders of readergirlz.
Carolina Stories - An interview with Kerry Madden.
True Heartbreak - An interview with Margo Rabb.
Strength of Character - Booklist - strong young women in fiction.
Funny Fiction for Kids - Booklist - comedies for ages 8 and up.
But I Don't Want to Be Famous - Booklist - characters dealing with unwanted fame.
Writing, Reading, and Occasionally Sleeping - Talking with Tom Sniegoski.
Stages: The Development and Production of Jordan Roter - An aspiring actress gets a lucky break and becomes a published author.
Banned Books Week - Encouraging Americans to read challenged classics and contemporary stories.
Summer Reads - Booklist - stories set in summertime.
Enthusiasm and Determination - An interview with author Polly Shulman.
Books for All Ages (or, Why I Don't Use the Term MG - Middle Grade) - Readers come in all ages and abilities.
Book Recommendations from Teens for Teens - What my regular customers are reading.
Teen Picks - What teen (and tween) siblings are reading.
Rules of Her Own - Newbery Honor recipient Cynthia Lord talks about her book, her family, and her hopes.
Young Adult Fiction: Rites of Initiation - Four authors speak openly about their award-winning books.
Five Questions for Sarah Dessen - A quick Q&A with bestselling author Sarah Dessen.
Peter Pan and Friends - Readers have been drawn to the eternal boy for over one hundred years.
Judging the Cover - While I urge people not to judge books by their covers, I do salute those which truly suit the stories.
Juvenile Book Series of the 80s and 90s - A sampling of series I read as a kid.
Major Publishing Companies Offer Free Book Programs
Three Original Writing Contests for Teens
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