Charles L. Grant, R.I.P.

Charles L. Grant, often referred to as one of the Godfathers of Horror, passed away on September 15th. He had just returned home after a 2 1/2 year stint at the hospital. He was 64 years old. Author Christopher Golden (Strangewood, Straight on Til Morning), wrote a beautiful blog in memory — I urge you all to read it…

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It’s 6 am somewhere…

I had a GREAT time at the Smyrna Library Storytime on Tuesday — but the best blog about it was written by one of the moms who attended. Read her story here: Seven Impossible Things You may just want to bookmark this one — she’s a great essayist.

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AlphaOops in School Library Journal

School Library Journal Gr 1-2Letter A starts to introduce itself and is interrupted by activist letter Z, demanding fair and equal turns at going first, wary of its last place in line, and followed in backwards order by letters Y, X, W, and (oops!) P. Soon all harmony disappears out the window, with the bickering letters and their accompanying…

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Kirkus Reviews AlphaOops!

Hooray!! I’m still beaming. From Kirkus: ALPHAOOPS!The Day Z Went First Author: Kontis, Alethea Review Date: AUGUST 01, 2006Publisher:CandlewickPages: 56Price (hardback): $16.99Publication Date: 9/1/2006 0:00:00ISBN: 0-7636-2728-3ISBN (hardback): 0-7636-2728-3Category: CHILDREN’SA hysterical take on what might happen if the letters of the alphabet mixed things up a bit. When A tries to start off the show, Z storms the stage with…

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Notes from the Desk of Professor Roberts

Adam Roberts’ hilarious rendition of Macbeth in his Elemental story “And Tomorrow and” has got the book world buzzing. A couple of days ago, Adam posted on his blog the full academic explanation of what led him to write the story…it was more than I could fit into the notes preceeding the story in the anthology, but fans of…

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LA Times Reviews ELEMENTAL

We’ve had a cracking review in from the LA Times for Elemental! Read it here: SUFFERIN’ saurians of Saturn!!! Can reading still be just plain fun? I am so proud of all our contributors.It’s not just for a good cause, folks. It’s actually a GOOD book.Give it a try!

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