We cannot wait for the National Storytelling Festival this weekend, in Jonesborough, TN. Be sure to some see Carmen on the main stage this weekend and say hello! Carmen has been working on some BRAND NEW STORIES for y’all that you won’t want to miss.

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If you’re local to Atlanta, come out on August 1 to the Refugee Resettlement and Immigration Services of Atlanta‘s (RRISA) Red, White and New: Recognizing America’s Newest Citizens. The fundraiser is to be held at the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery and will benefit RRISA and Refugee Family Services. One of the events of the evening will be a…

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We are excited to announce that Carmen will be participating in the 2014 Decatur Book Festival! The DBF is the largest independent book festival in the country and one of the five largest overall. You definitely don’t want to miss it!

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This Sunday, November 10 at The Museum of Design Atlanta, Carmen will be joining illustrator Michael Allen Austin (Martina the Beautiful Cockroach), editor Kathy Landwehr (Peachtree Publishers) and Diane Capriola (Little Shop of Stories) in a panel discussion all about writing, illustration, and publishing. If you have questions, or just want a book signed, be sure…

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One of the BEST things about this job is the amazing art that kids send in. While we can’t post every drawing we get, here are a couple of pictures of the Library Dragon sent to us by some of the students at Ison Springs Elementary in Sandy Springs, Ga! We will add more art…

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The newest season of the two-time Emmy winning children’s book show, Love That Book, is officially underway! Click the link HERE to view the first episode, featuring the book Duck for President by Doreen Cronin! You can always view older episodes on the Love That Book website.

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Peachtree Publishers has set up a wonderful blog tour, with some of my favorite blogs, to celebrate Carmen’s newest book, The Return of the Library Dragon.   Don’t miss your chance to hear from the illustrator, Michael White, as well as the books editor! There are even a few chances to win a copy of the…

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This past week we officially celebrated The Return of the Library Dragon with local teachers and educators. Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School was generous enough to host us. Below are a few pictures from the event, including shots of the delicious food and COSTUMES. I love a good costume. If you would like to be included…

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Those of you that have heard Carmen tell her story, Love in the Library, already know that Carmen has a special place in her heart just for E.B. White and Charlotte’s Web. It was the book that really made her love reading, which makes it mean that much more to be on the Middle Reader Honor Award list for…

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So many wonderful and exciting things have been happening! For starters, The Cheshire Cheese Cat, won a Cybil in the Science Fiction & Fantasy category! It always means a lot when the readers pick your book, especially when you’re up against so many other fabulous titles (I’m looking at you A Monster Calls!). To top…

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We are so happy to have found The Cheshire Cheese Cat on Elizabeth Bird’s end of the year 100 Magnificent Children’s Books of 2011 list. Elizabeth’s Fuse #8 blog is always wonderful for me to read, which makes being included on it all the more exciting.

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