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Sheila Ruth
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Jet Blue has started a promising reading pilot program in Washington DC, but the selection of books lacks diversity. Please see the link for more information and a link where you can sign and share the open letter to Jet Blue. #kidlit   #diversity   #weneeddiversebooks  
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I need to delete some videos from the Google photos cloud storage, but I don't want to delete them from my phone. However, when I try to delete them from photos.google.com using a browser on my computer, it warns me that it will also delete them from all synced devices. How can I delete photos and videos from the cloud without also deleting the original copy from my phone?
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I'm grateful that you answered this question (as I had it too), but I feel that there should be an option to do this integrated into GPhoto. It seems silly that I have to go in through a different program to do a fairly simple task (a drop down option with a "double check" alert would probably work). 
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BookExpo America 2015: Day 1
Better late than never. I finally got my day 1 post up after wrangling it for two days. Items of note: Best of Fall 2015 Graphic Novels, Marvel Presents Star Wars, addressing diversity in Star Wars Universe, and Brian Selznick's new book The Marvels.
#bea15   #kidlit  #starwars #graphicnovels
The main conference and exhibit halls for BEA 2015 started mid-day on Wednesday, and ran for half a day. This unusual late opening was convenient for travel, because I was able to drive up in the morning and save a day in the...
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My probably controversial thoughts on last night's Game of Thrones.
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YA High Fantasy

My list of ten recommended young adult high fantasy novels is up on the Cybils blog, just in time for the season premiere of Game of Thrones!
#fantasy   #youngadult    #cybils   #kidlit  
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If I share a link with someone, does that make the photo public to anyone with the link? Can you share a link and password protect it?
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You guys nailed it. Having a link shared with someone can be retracted in permission to view. As for password protected this is not a current feature but I recommend that you send in feedback as this is a great idea.
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Thanks so much, Charlotte!
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BookExpo America 2015: Day 2
In which I talk about the YA Editors' Buzz panel, the beauty of the China exhibit, and wine and guacamole with friends under a strange ceiling.
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On Thursday, I attended the YA Editors' Buzz panel. I always enjoy these panels; it's interesting to hear the editors talking about the story behind the book. For example, Laura Chasen from St. Martin's Griffin talked about s...
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Sorry! Wish you could have been there.
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Sansa was one of my least favorite characters in the early seasons, but I've come to have a great admiration for her.
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An Ember in the Ashes

My review of this engaging dystopian YA novel set in a Rome-like land.
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So you want to write a children's book?

My response to a "make money by writing a simple children's book" marketing email I received. 
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Website Developer, Publisher, Publishing Technology Expert
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  • Independent Consultant
    Website designer & publishing consultant, present
  • Imaginator Press
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  • Atlis Publishing Services
  • Villa Julie College
  • U.S. Government Accountability Office
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Sheila Somerlock
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A lifetime reader of speculative fiction, I've been involved in the children's literature community since 2005. I share my passion for YA and Middle-Grade science fiction and fantasy on this blog, and I'm also one of the organizers of the Cybils Awards for children's literature. I have a small press publishing company, Imaginator Press.

For my day job, I'm a freelance web developer. Even there I have strong ties to the children's book community: my biggest client is the Mom's Choice Awards. If you have a website or web application project you need help with, please contact me at sruth@imaginatorpress.com or through my LinkedIn Profile. 

Note: review requests should not be sent to the email address above. Please see my Review Policy.) Review requests not abiding by the review policy will be ignored.


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Creator of the Cybils Awards database
Education
  • Villa Julie College
    Liberal Arts and Technology, 1995
  • University of Maryland
  • Glenelg High School
    1977 - 1980
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