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Interview with Jessica Verdi (Author of THE SUMMER I WASN’T ME)

Meet Jessica! Jessica Verdi lives in Brooklyn, NY, and received her MFA in Writing for Children from The New School. She loves seltzer, Tabasco sauce, TV, vegetarian soup, flip-flops, tattoos, and her dog. Jessica is also the author of My Life After Now. Hi Jessica, welcome to Whimsically Yours!! Why did you decide to write… Read more »

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What’s Up Wednesday!

Good morning, everyone! This is my first What’s Up Wednesday post in over a month (Junior Spring has not been kind…) so I’m excited to share what’s up! What’s Up Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk.  If you want to participate you should link your What’s Up Wednesday posts to the list on Jaime’s… Read more »

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What’s Up Wednesday: I’m Baaacck!

(ooo, lookly they changed the button…pretty!) Hello wonderful people!  It’s What’s Up Wednesday time for the first time in many many weeks on this blog.  What’s What’s Up Wednesday?  Well… It’s this super cool awesome weekly meme started by Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk.  If you want to participate you should link your What’s Up Wednesday posts to the list on… Read more »

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Launching…Operation Diversity

Hi Everyone! I’d like to introduce you to my newest (ad)venture*, Operation Diversity! Operation Diversity is a collaborative effort between the wonderful blogger & writer Raven Ashley and myself.  We came up with the idea as a way to contribute to the ongoing conversation of diversity (or the lack of) in kidlit (plus NA!).  We… Read more »

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Proxy by Alex London

by Alex London Book Blurb Knox was born into one of the City’s wealthiest families. A Patron, he has everything a boy could possibly want—the latest tech, the coolest clothes, and a Proxy to take all his punishments. When Knox breaks a vase, Syd is beaten. When Knox plays a practical joke, Syd is forced… Read more »

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Ash by Malinda Lo

by Malinda Lo Book Blurb Cinderella retold In the wake of her father’s death, Ash is left at the mercy of her cruel stepmother. Consumed with grief, her only joy comes by the light of the dying hearth fire, rereading the fairy tales her mother once told her. In her dreams, someday the fairies will… Read more »

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What’s Up Wednesday

Good Morning, Readers!  Happy Hump Day!  As a part of Ready. Set. Write. & just cause, here’s my fourth What’s Up Wednesday! What I’m Reading So…to the left you’ll see my first chunk of “diversity” books, there’s Proxy by Alex London which is what I’m reading now, Huntress by Malindo Lo which is next (companion to Ash), and Ash… Read more »

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Sunday Morning Updates!

(RIP Richard Griffiths) Goodmorning readers 🙂  This has already been a very exciting & busy weekend, so much that I’d thought I’d post a “midweek” status report before my usual What’s Up Wednesday post. 1. On Friday, I went into Boston (for work) but was able to have some great times with friends at this amazing… Read more »

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What’s Up Wednesday

Good Afternoon, Readers!  I hope you’re week is going well so far 🙂  As a part of Ready. Set. Write. and because I’m falling in love with these posts, here’s  my third What’s Up Wednesday! What I’m Reading Rick Riordan’s Red Pyramid (MG) & Brooklyn Girls by Gemma Burgess (NA)!  Random, I know right?  Well, I’m… Read more »