If You Find Me Nominated For The Green Mountain Book Award!

April 3, 2015 - 4 Responses

Thank you, Green Mountain Book Award Committee and the Vermont librarians and teen readers!

It’s an honor, truly.

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Department of Libraries announces teen book award nominees! | Enosburgh Public Library

 

For My Readers.

March 25, 2015 - Leave a Response

I’ve been receiving fan letters lately not only thanking me for writing IF YOU FIND ME, but for highlighting America’s wild horses and burros — people who had no idea the issue of wild equine capture and slaughter existed.

Those signing the petitions I share on Facebook alongside me, *thank you*. I’ve always believed we should use our voices for the greater good.

I love being an author, and I love how my authordom gives me a voice off the page.

So … THANK YOU for reading, writing, and using your voice to make the world a brighter place.

This is my fan letter to YOU. ❤️

And What Arrived In The Mail, Today …

March 23, 2015 - Leave a Response

… Along with a bunch of fair brochures and two large posters? ❤️

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IF YOU FIND ME nominated for the 2015 German Children’s Literature Award.

March 23, 2015 - 2 Responses

So honored to announce that IF YOU FIND ME, or as it’s titled in Germany, IF YOU FIND US, is one of six books nominated for the 2015 German Children’s Literature Award by the independent young adult jury.

Results will be announced in October, at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

So excited and so grateful!

A huge thanks to the jury and to my German young adult readers.

As the only female nominee in this category, I’m also proud to represent female writers of young adult fiction.

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“The German Children’s Literature Award (Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis) is a prize for works of fiction sponsored by the German Federal Ministry for Families, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. It has been awarded annually since 1956 by a jury of literature specialists and critics in four categories: picture book, children’s book, young adult book and non-fiction. In addition, since 2003 an independent young adult jury gives its own award.”

http://www.djlp.jugendliteratur.org/nominierungen_jugendjur…

Death Masks & Living With Your Own Mortality

February 17, 2014 - 2 Responses

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Brilliant words written by Katie Locke, for National Eating Disorders Awareness Month, February 2014.

Be a friend. Tell a friend. Get help. Help a friend get help. <3

I share Katie’s post in memory of two of my own beloved friends, Sarah and Tierney, gone too soon. <3

Thank you, Katie, for your bravery and honesty in sharing your story. I know it will help so many people!

Take care of yourselves and take care of each other,

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Originally posted on Katherine Locke:

I wish that there was a way for people to experience an eating disorder safely so they understood what it’s like living inside that mind. One of my best friends who goes by SiriCerasi online is blogging about eating disorders here (mega trigger warning) and she’s doing a beautiful eloquent job.

In particular, she said this at the end of a recent blog post:

Each day, I am a survivor. Each day, I don’t let the eating disorder or the depression or the anxiety win, because each day ends with me still alive.

Want to know what it’s like to have an eating disorder?

Every now and then, you google the names of the girls and guys you met online, in livejournal communities, on xanga (I’m dating myself here), on tumblr, on instagram, and on Facebook, to see if they’re still alive.

You. Google. Names. To. Find. Out. If. They’re…

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