In the throes of my rewrite for my upcoming novel, RETURN TO ME, I’m finding that I need to constantly replenish my creative pot. So the readergirlz co-founders, Lorie Ann Grover (l) and Dia Calhoun (c) and I hit the Triple Door downtown for a fabulous concert with Lucy Woodward. Oh, yes, her lyrics were … Read More
How could not write for hours with this as your palette? Thanks to my very dear friend, Dia Calhoun (readergirlz co-founder and brilliant fantasy novelist), I had my own personal SPOT in my beloved Methow Valley where I could create RETURN TO ME. Of course, let’s not forget the inspiration that hearing a cougar growling … Read More
We’re celebrating our very own Holly Cupala’s debut novel over at readergirlz this month. So mark your calendar for her LIVE Twitter chat on 8/18.
Join us at readergirlz tonight as we dish with the incomparable Tamora Pierce!
It’s with utter astonishment that on the heels of readergirlz picking up the National Book Award for Innovations in Reading, my editor emailed me twice… Once, to let me know that NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL was named to the 2010 Texas Lone Star Reading List. And then again, to tell me that Kirkus named it one … Read More
Wowsa! Has it really been 2 months since I last posted? Lots of news of the readergirlz front. First, there’s the National Book Awards…where readergirlz is picking up an Innovation in Reading Award. That’s in November and it’s been fun to listen to the 2 divas who are going to represent us get all fussy … Read More
Awww…how sweet is this? The postergirlz have selected NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL as a recommended read, accompanying Cecil Castelucci’s featured graphic novel, THE PLAIN JANES. From the readergirlz site:Many thanks to our postergirlz for the recommends to join the divas’ spotlight in July: The Plain Janes and Janes in Love. Every one of these works is … Read More
Catch readergirlz and me on the news today. Joyce Taylor, anchor for KING 5 news, interviewed me the day after my birthday for a profile piece in her series, HOMETOWN HEROES. Justina Chen Headley: Champion for Children. http://www.king5.com/home-team-heroes/ There will be a short segment on the KING 5 Morning News during the 5AM and the … Read More
News of mucho fabulosity! Readergirlz just won an Innovations in Reading Prize from the National Book Foundation! National Book Foundation Announces Winners of its First Innovations in Reading Prize: Winners Include a Teacher, a Best-selling Author’s Website, a Reading Program in a Correctional Facility, a Public Library System, and an Online Community for Teens New … Read More
Meet one of my writer-mentors, Nikki Grimes, a NY Times bestselling author and Coretta Scott King award winner. She is brilliant and fierce and 100% heart. She called me last night to check in on me, shored me up with some solid advice, and then told me her chilling story. Just nine days after speaking … Read More