14 Stocking Stuffers Under $15 for Kids

You still have time! https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/stocking-stuffers-for-kids.html 

24 Last-Minute Stocking Stuffers Under $15

Over at RetailMeNot, we found 24 presents available online — all under $15. Story here: https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/cheap-stocking-stuffers.html 

31 Most-Wanted Holiday Gifts for Teens, According to Actual Teenagers

For RetailMeNot, I polled a bunch of teenagers to find out what’s on their holiday wish lists. Here are 31 teen-approved ideas for the holidays. https://www.retailmenot.com/blog/holiday-gifts-for-teens.html

These 13 Artificial Christmas Trees Are Everything—and They Start at $8

I didn’t think I wanted an artificial tree until I wrote this feature for RetailMeNot. CHECK OUT THIS PINK BEAUTY!

“Clean Teen”

I hadn’t heard the term “clean teen” before pertaining to YA titles — this PW article, “YA Publishing Widens Its Lens,” touches on this and other topics. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/81524-ya-widens-its-lens.html

16 Spooktacular Halloween Decorations Starting at $2

More Halloween content! Decorate your home or yard with one of these 16 finds (at RetailMeNot).

Halloween Costumes for Families

Over at RetailMeNot, I found a bunch of cute ways to celebrate Halloween with your whole family.

Interview and giveaway with Jamie Sumner, author of Roll with It

Middle-grade author Jamie Sumner talks to me about her new novel, ROLL WITH IT, and shares why she loves writing for middle-grade readers. Check it out over at From the

Grand Cru in Rhinebeck

I don’t often get the chance to re-interview someone, so it was a fun treat to return to Grand Cru for Rural Intelligence this week. Cheers! https://www.ruralintelligence.com/food/grand-cru-same-neighborhood-vibe-in-a-new-neighborhood

Taking Middle Grade to Market

Interesting Publishers Weekly article on reaching middle-grade readers, and the importance of teachers and librarians in getting books into the hands of kids. https://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/81174-taking-middle-grade-to-market.html