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Beck McDowell
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YA author, former high school AP English teacher
YA author, former high school AP English teacher

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So excited about speaking at NCTE in Vegas this weekend! Can't wait to meet all the teachers I've become friends with on Twitter and Facebook!

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Enter to win This Is Not a Drill! Thanks, Katie's Book Blog, for being part of our blog tour!

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Shout-out to my former students on today's Nerdy Book Club: "I learned so much from them about generosity of spirit, faith in humanity’s basic goodness, and triumph over great pain and sadness. The characters in my books will always be fashioned after them – not in any specific one-on-one way, but in a general sense of what teens are like. Their impact on my writing is immeasurable, and I don’t think I’d have written a single word without the years I spent learning from them in the classroom. My former students are my role models, writing mentors, character inspirations and best critics – always." 

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Love this quote from The Story Siren's Review of This Is Not a Drill this morning: "This story is about much more than a gunman taking over a classroom. It’s about family and friends. Living. Acceptance and forgiveness. And not taking any of that for granted." http://www.thestorysiren.com/

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THIS IS NOT A DRILL blog tour starts Thursday. Follow the schedule for interviews, guest posts, and giveaways with these fabulous bloggers:

SO thrilled about the sale of my new book IMMORTELLE to Penguin! (Don't forget THIS IS NOT A DRILL launches Oct. 25!) Here's the official announcement from for the new book from Publisher's Marketplace:

Beck McDowell's IMMORTELLE, in which mysterious mementoes in a New Orleans cemetery lure a girl into a terrifying journey that leaves her wrapped in the arms of one boy and longing for another, to Nancy Paulsen of Nancy Paulsen Books, by Jill Corcoran at The Herman Agency (World).
jill@hermanagencyinc.com

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Today's Hsv. Times has story about our school board closing Seldon Center and sending kids in trouble to school where staff was just found with 24 lbs. marijuana, $37,600 cash, and numerous weapons. WTG, HCS!

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Google+ wants me to post about my new profile pic. It looks like I'm not allowed to change it unless I do so. Umm, this is me. How's that?
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