Geocaching for Teens & Libraries!

November 30, 2008By justinageocaching, Little Willow, North of Beautiful, YALSA 1 Comment

Calling all teachers and librarians! This just in from Little Willow and quoted from the YALSA website: GITA, the Geospatial Information & Technology Association has a program called Location in Education where educators can borrow 10-15 GPS units. http://yalsa.ala.org/blog/2008/11/23/geocaching/ I am a geocaching geek…so much so that my next novel features geocaching! Seek out your … Read More

Crazy about Words!

August 13, 2008By justinaMoo, Moo.com, North of Beautiful, Wordle No Comments

Yes, it’s true. I am obsessed with all things Moo. You will be, too, once you check out http://www.moo.com/ for the adorable and eye-catching minute-sized business cards and stickers. So while I was trolling around Moo, I came across text-based designs. Meet my new obsession: Wordle: Type in your favorite quote or various words and … Read More

Charmed, I’m Sure!

August 9, 2008By justinaDia Calhoun, geocaching, Holly Cupala, Interactive Reader, Janet Lee Carey, Lorie Ann Grover, Nancy Pearl, North of Beautiful, readergirlz, Sara Easterly, StrataGem No Comments

When I wrote the Mama Lecture Series in Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies), I never really thought I’d be scripting my own lectures. But here I am, telling (lecturing) my kids that nothing really matters in life except for friends and family. (This, I’m sure, will come back to haunt me … Read More

June 26, 2008By justinaMethow Valley, North of Beautiful, writing 1 Comment

Being a true geek, I admit to watching the behind-the-scenes, making-of segments with directors and actors. (And yes, while I’m in a confessing mood, I’m also the annoying one who insists on staying in the theater until ALL of the credits have scrolled. Right down to the legalese. I feel it’s the least I can … Read More

June 14, 2008By justinaNorth of Beautiful, procrastination, YA novels 3 Comments

Being a gifty girl (definition: one who loves to buy little something, somethings for those she loves), I’ve made it a tradition of bestowing my editor and her editorial assistant with trinkets that symbolize my book and honor our work together. I realize that I should be packing up for China. After all, the movers … Read More