September 12,2014Note: Holiday House ran this author Q&A in their September 2014 digital newsletter. Q: Sue, please tell us about your new book, ROLLER DERBY RIVALS. A: ROLLER DERBY RIVALS is the true story of the rivalry between two female skaters, Midge "Toughie" Brasuhn and Gerry Murray, during the 17 days in 1948 when
March 13,2014Recently Grace Butcher, an Ohio-based poet and writer who contributed four poems and a short story to my book, Girls Got Game, shared an anecdote involving her 11-year-old granddaughter, Kate. It seems that Kate, who lives with her family in New Hampshire, was studying poetry in her fifth-grade class. Her
February 3,2014Yesterday, the groundhog saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. Today, that prediction came true with a vengeance. Mother Nature has dumped about five or six inches of snow on Englewood, and it's still coming down. I saw this bike shackled to a pole on a walk
January 3,2014I admit that I had to mentally scroll through my junior high grammar lessons to be sure the error on this sign truly was a mistake. But I was right. Can you find it? Seen near the corner of Lakeview Avenue and Merselis Avenue in Clifton, New Jersey.
August 10,2013Continuing with the theme of menu mistakes, in my humble opinion this is one of the greatest misspelled menus of all time. If you count repeated misspellings and include the bottom line, which is partially cut off, you should find at least six typos. So thanks, Evergreen Restaurant in Lake
of the Month
I have hundreds of bookmarks. They're easy to come by if you go to book and library conferences, and some are quite interesting. So I decided to share a few here.
This month's bookmark comes from the Kobal Collection of the Picture Desk, a British photo agency. It shows actor Steve McQueen with a baseball glove. Thanks to Brenda Jackson for sending it my way. Here's the front and back.
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