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Claire Caterer
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Author of THE KEY & THE FLAME, a middle-grade fantasy adventure (Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2013)
Author of THE KEY & THE FLAME, a middle-grade fantasy adventure (Margaret K. McElderry Books. 2013)

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What's Going On Here
So, I took a look at my blog today. I noticed the last time I posted. October 2015. October. 2015. That's not really a blog. More like a biannual update. I've been doing some deep thinking lately. Trying to figure out how to balance life, writing, reading, ...

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National Book Award Finalists!
As much as I'd like to announce myself as one of the 2015 National Book Award finalists in the Young People's Literature category, alas, I cannot. But I'm still excited about the fantastic books up for the prize this year! Here's a quick roundup. Click and ...

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Reading Right Now Wednesday: THE GLASS SENTENCE
Trying out this idea of reporting in on what I'm reading this week. Bit of a disclaimer: I usually post about children's books, but with this particular series, there will be some adult reads thrown in too. This Week:  The Glass Sentence author: S.E. Grove ...

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Talk Like a Pirate Day!
OK, it's not like I've never celebrated this day before, but I can hardly ignore it this year, considering that THE WAND & THE SEA has been out in the world for only a few months. You already know that your local (participating!) Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop ...

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Review: GOODBYE STRANGER by Rebecca Stead
title & author: Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead pub info: Wendy Lamb Books, August 2015; 304 pp audience: middle grade (10+) genre: MG contemporary caveats: nothing much, but the themes are definitely middle school to early high school review excerpt: "Se...

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Reading Right Now Wednesday
Good idea? Bad idea? Post about books I'm reading and what I think of them? Well, I'll give it a try for a while. I'm not the fastest reader on the planet, but I try to spend at least an hour a day doing it, so I do get through a fair number of books in a y...

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Talk Like a Pirate Day!
OK, it's not like I've never celebrated this day before, but I can hardly ignore it this year, considering that THE WAND & THE SEA has been out in the world for only a few months. You already know that your local (participating!) Krispy Kreme Doughnut Shop ...

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Great Upcoming MG Reads
This fall is shaping up to be a fantastic season for MG (middle-grade) novels. In the publishing biz, MG is typically geared to ages 8-12, the upper end leaning toward age 14. It's my favorite audience to write for, and MG books have the greatest heart and ...

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Recent Goings-On & Whatnot
Hey, blog readers, in case you're thinking I've just been sitting here watching those dang minions jump and shout and scream about my book launch, I'm here to say (finally) that it's not quite true. First of all, I did have a fantastic book launch party way...

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IT'S LAUNCH DAY!
Celebrate good times, blogfrogs! THE WAND & THE SEA has finally launched! Order yourself a brand-new copy here And a salute to you too, Captain Jack, for being only the latest in a long line of charismatic pirates who helped inspire THE WAND & THE SEA . The...
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