Tuesday, August 22, 2006

More news

So for those who are interested in finding out more about L. Lee Lowe, the hot writer who is posting chapters of a serialized YA novel that I mentioned in the last post, a British writer by the name of Clare Dudman (will have to check out her books now) has done an interview worth looking at. L. Lee, if you are reading, you put us all to shame. Articulate and funny!

At the opposite end of the kid lit spectrum, Margriet Rurrs, a fellow BC writer who is now based in Oregon, is doing a bookmarks from around the world thing. Very cool. This is how she describes it:

I have initiated an international bookmark exchange for children.
I'm looking for teachers in as many countries as possible to expand it. I have lots of schools in Canada and the US and would like to match them to schools elsewhere. If you are, or know of, a teacher in another country please pass this on.

The rules are simple:
• teacher should send me (margriet@margrietruurs.com) their mailing address and let me know how many kids participate.
• students make a homemade bookmark. On it they write one sentence about their favorite book in English and in their own language if different.
• they will receive an address to mail bookmarks to and will receive same number of bookmarks back for their students.

It's a fun and simple way to create global awareness and international friendship through books!
We have bookmarks going out to Pakistan, Mongolia, Cambodia etc.
Thanks for your help,


For any who don't know her work, check out her website.

And now, back to my book. S.


Lee said...

Thanks, Sheryl. I hope you don't mind if I add the link to Dudman's interview:


readingkidsbooks said...

No Problem Lee. S.