Saturday, November 20, 2010


With the holidays approaching, I've been thinking of all the food I can't wait to make and try and eat.  This article reminded me of my recent fascination with cookbooks and how they are still quite popular.  I even have a shelf of kid friendly cookbooks right now on my shelf that the kids look through and say "Yes" or "No" to according to how appetizing it looks to them.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Arizona Reading Journal

Just got my latest edition of the Arizona Reading Journal with my article published about Sesame Street.  The article sits nicely towards the middle and is called, "The Woman Who Paved the Way for Sesame Street:  A Biographical Look at Joan Ganz Cooney."  I'm quite proud!

I had an author friend of mine say that I'm not an aspiring author, but a pre-published author.  Now I've just got to get a book in that book store with my name on it!

Here are submission deadlines if you're interested in writing an academic article for the Arizona Reading Association:

Call for Manuscripts

Deadline for the yearly Spring Issue is January 15
Deadline for the yearly Fall Issue is August 15

The Arizona Reading Journal is published two times a year by the Arizona Reading Association, a member of the International Reading Association.Manuscripts or other potential contents for the Arizona Reading Journal are welcome. The journal is intended to provide readers with information about reading education in general as well as Arizona Reading Association activities.We are interested in manuscripts which 1) describe teachers' classroom practices and/or experiences, 2) report teacher research or other research-based projects, 3) review professional resources, or 4) describe Arizona Reading Association events and/or other related activities. Readers of the journal are involved in literacy education in a variety of capacities including teachers, librarians, administrators, specialists, consultants, and volunteers who are either school-based, community-based, or university-based. The Arizona Reading Journal is submitted to the ERIC Document System and the IRA.
Guidelines for Submitting Manuscripts: Manuscripts should range in length from approximately five to fifteen pages. Please submit two (2) copies of your manuscript. Include a copy of the manuscript on CD. Manuscripts may be submitted electronically as MS Word and PDF file. Please name Arizona Reading Journal as subject. Double-space all text, including references and quotations on standard 8-1/2" x 11" white paper with one-inch margins on all sides. Manuscripts should adhere to the conventions of style described in the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Manual. Please include the author’s name, position, mailing address, work and home telephone numbers, FAX number and e-mail address on the cover page. If you have any questions, please contact the Editor at (480) 949-1032, e-mail:
Submit Manuscripts to:
Sigrid Kuster, Editor
Arizona Reading Journal
6134 East Calle del Paisano
Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Delacorte Press Contest for a First Young Adult Novel
No entry fee. Open to writers who has not previously published a young adult novel. Novel must have a contemporary setting. Check website for extensive guidelines.
Deadline is December 31st (manuscript must be postmarked no later than December 31, 2010)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Candy Store

While at a local attraction about Halloween witches, there was a candy store.  I loved the mural on the wall with candy hanging down from the ceiling.  It would look great in a library.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Book Handling Skills

Just a quick post to brag about my one year old's awesome book handling skills.  He's a reader already!  He turns pages left to right, and loves his rereads.  That's my boy!