RETURN TO ME: Book Party Photo Essay

January 29, 2013By justinaDia Calhoun, Janet Lee Carey, Justina Chen, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Lorie Ann Grover, Return to Me, Therese Plummer, University Bookstore 4 Comments

My thanks to everyone for celebrating RETURN TO ME at the book launch party on Sunday at the University Bookstore. There, for two hours, we celebrated the transformation of dust to stardust in stories and lives. After laboring over RETURN TO ME for the better part of two years, it was utterly surreal to see … Read More

Vision Board

September 13, 2010By justinaLorie Ann Grover, Polyvore, vision boards 2 Comments

With every new novel–and heck, to kick off every new phase in my life–I turn to my vision boards. These collages ground and guide me, reminding me of what’s truly important. What I need to focus on. Here, my good friend Lorie Ann Grover created a collage for me on our new fave site, Polyvore! … Read More

Hi, Y’all! Off to Texas Librarian Association

March 31, 2009By justinaDia Calhoun, Lorie Ann Grover, readergirlz, Sara Zarr, Texas Librarian Association, TLA 2 Comments

The readergirlz co-founders–Dia Calhoun, Lorie Ann Grover, and I–are off to TLA in Houston today for a whirlwind of presentations and dinners! If you’re planning on attending this conference, join us at our key events: Wednesday, 4/16:30-8:30 YART Dinner Thursday, 4/210:30 a.m. TT4L Discussion with Teens 2:00 p.m. readergirlz: making literacy hip and relevant for … Read More