first review

By | April 11th, 2014|2014 Edition, book launch, Latest posts, media, reviews, websites and weblogs|

The first on-line coverage of this new edition of Strong at The Heart just went live. It's at The Pirate Tree, a blog about social justice and children's books. Strong is for YA and up, so it fits! They gave me a good amount of space for an interview, too, and I'm glad. It gave [...]

reader review

By | March 30th, 2011|reviews|

When a book first comes out, there's a rush of professional reviews. But my favorite kind, by ordinary readers, keep coming. Sometimes it's an email or letter to me personally. Here's one that appeared on Ciao!, via Bing, written by a young woman in England: Who This Book Is For This book is for anyone [...]

yet another escape from a polygamist cult

By | February 15th, 2010|books, reviews, Uncategorized, writing|

Okay, this is the third novel about a young teen girl who escapes from forced marriage in a polygamist cult that has cross my desk in the space of a year. Keep Sweet, by Michele Dominguez Greene, is a good read. Like the other two I've reviewed here, this book has its virtues, but laid [...]

This just in . . .

By | January 17th, 2008|media, reviews|

I just received in the mail a hard copy of The Prevention Researcher, "a multidisciplinary journal focusing on successful adolescent development and at-risk youth." There--on pages 11 and 12--is the most comprehensive and thoughtful review of Strong at the Heart ever. The reviewer, Dr. Jacqueline Golding, is writing here for a professional audience. She really [...]

never too late

By | November 7th, 2007|reviews|

No, it is never too late for a good review! The latest appeared in the November issue of PPT Express, a newsletter for teachers and others working with pregnant and parenting teens. The editor, Jeanne Lindsay, who is also the publisher of Morning Glory Press, had asked me for an article on Sexual Abuse and [...]

stellar review

By | February 27th, 2007|awards and honors, media, reader response, reviews|

This just in: I just opened a copy of the March issue of Play Therapy, a magazine for mental health professionals who work with children and teens. There, on page 32, is a great review of Strong at the Heart in which a therapist describes using the book with her young teen clients. With the [...]