This article ran a few months back. However, after running into Kekla at ALA in San Francisco, I want to give a shout out on my blog to some very timely diverse books! The following article appeared in the Jan. 16, 2015 issue of the Wisconsin State Journal. Just Read It | Bridget Birdsall “Just… Continue reading Summer Reading? Try these important diverse books by Kekla Magoon & E.E. Charlton-Trujillo
Gotta love my fellow writers and illustrators from SCBWI! Check out the generosity of it’s dedicated members below, and of course, that basket contained a copy of DOUBLE EXPOSURE, because hey, that’s where Alyx Atlas Kowalski lives! ____________________________________________________________________ CUDAHY, WI…The Wisconsin Chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI-WI) gave a generous… Continue reading Cudahy Family Library Receives Book Basket Donation!
Dear Teen Me from author Bridget Birdsall (DOUBLE EXPOSURE, ORDINARY ANGELS) Dear Teen Me: What would I tell you now? Well, just like A.S. King, I’ve rewritten this letter twice, so let’s cut to the chase: everything will turn out okay. Really. You have to trust me on this. You are not dumb and you… Continue reading Dear Teen Me ~ Guest Post
“Never had much money . . . but I lived like a millionaire.” Jane Vanderbosh Inspired by my late friend and fellow writer, Jane, I decided in December of 2001, to give $5 to anyone who asked for money that holiday season. The world was still reeling from the aftershock of 9/11, I was a… Continue reading When One Woman Wins, We All Win: Why I Give $5 a Month to AROHO
“Forgive me Father for I have sinned it has been over thirty years since my last confession.” It had, in fact, been thirty-three years! “And what,” Father B asked, “brought you here today?” Not an easy question to answer. Except, it had a lot to do with a brown-eyed eight-year-old boy who waited for me… Continue reading True Confessions
I cannot speak for other writers, only for myself, yet I’ve heard others say what I am about to say: that is . . . if you can possibly choose a career other than a writer, for Heaven’s sake, chose it. For in truth, most writers I know live isolated, tortured lives, engaged in a… Continue reading The Promise, Purpose, and Perils, of a Writer’s Life: Why Every Word Counts