AlphaOops in Martha Stewart’s LIVING

from Martha Stewart’s LIVING, October 2011 issue. “State of Play” p. 143 “In Nora and Hugo Kohnhorst’s room, their dad built a shelving unit based on a Martha Stewart project. The forward-facing covers make it easy for kids to find what they’re looking for and create an ever-changing wall of artwork.” Can YOU find AlphaOops?  

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Life, Art, and Contrarywise

(I wrote this on Friday, but wasn’t able to post it until today–AK) I finished reading Jude Deveraux‘s Heartwishes this afternoon. It was the very definition of a treat. Jude Deveraux is one of my favorite authors of all time, and when I saw her book on the New Arrivals table, I snapped it up. Her Knight in Shining…

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Nifty Site of the Day

Kat Cooks the Books: In which Kat, a Florida librarian, makes food based on her favorite kids books…and posts the recipes. Why, yes, it is as fun as it sounds. And there are pictures! Definitely worth the pit stop.

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Clearly Not a Fan

Things will be sporadic on the blog here this week — my holiday season’s not over yet! On Wednesday I’m flying to Florida for Christmas with my parents and sister. And next week is PRINCESS ALETHEA’S BIG BIRTHDAY TIARA SPECTACULAR! (Do you have your tiara ready yet?) In the meantime I wanted to share with you this humbling Christmas…

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Win ALPHAOOPS: H IS FOR HALLOWEEN on Goodreads

I’ve been going back and forth between all these cool Library-type sites online. I have an account at Library Thing (see the widget on my homepage), but lately I’ve been spending more time on Goodreads. Let’s be honest — unless I hire someone, there’s no way in the world I’m ever going to electronically catalog my entire book collection….

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While I Was Out Partying at Necon

While I was out, Jason Sizemore left one of those pink post-its on my desk that said “APEX HAS A NEW ONLINE STORE. GO FIX ALL YOUR LINKS.” Sure enough, there is a new online store. Click here and go check it out. It’s snazzy. I’m looking forward to getting my wicked new alien t-shirt. It’s the least Jason…

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Suitable For Framing

Not only do I have the honor of AlphaOops: H is for Halloween being a Junior Library Guild Selection, but now I have this awesome lapel pin and a certificate suitable for framing. Squee!!!!! This is *so* way better than making the honor roll. Don’t forget — the release date is July 13, 2010. The publisher may sell out before…

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Apex Birthday Sale!

Today is Jason Sizemore’s birthday, founder of Apex Publications and Best Boss Ever. Today is also the five-year anniversary of Apex — my very first publication credit was the essay I wrote for issue 3 back in 2005. How time flies… Jason’s posted a little thank you post over on his blog if you’re so inclined to hop over…

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