North of Beautiful: Beauty + Book Blog Tour!

February 8, 2009By justinaFind Beauty Challenge, Mother Daughter Book Club, Mythbuster Beauty, North of Beautiful, Sara Easterly, Stephanie's Books, The Bluestocking Society No Comments

North of Beautiful celebrates true beauty, and in honor of that, my good friend Sara Easterly has organized a Beauty + Book Blog Tour. So please drop in on the blogs and celebrate what makes YOU uniquely beautiful. While you’re at it, upload your video essay on True Beauty at! Monday, February 9: The … Read More

Giving Thanks: A Week In Review

February 7, 2009By justinaBarnes and Noble, Bibliophile, Brenda Gurung, Find Beauty Challenge, Holly Cupala, James Patterson, Martha Brockenbrough, Mitali Perkins, Sara Easterly, Sarah Rettger, Shelf Elf, Teen Book Review 8 Comments

Thanks to countless wonderful people, all throughout this week I’ve been reminded of two of my favorite poems / quotes: As earth stirs in her winter sleep And puts out grass and flowers Despite the snow, Despite the falling snow.–Robert Graves Look. There’s hope.–Lorie Ann Grover Despite the snow, the falling snow that’s been upheaving … Read More


January 26, 2009By justinaArchimedes Forgets, Bibliophile, Mitali Perkins, Mother Daughter Book Club, Mythbuster Beauty, Sara Easterly, Shelf Elf, Stephanie's Books, Teen Book Review, The Bluestocking Society 2 Comments

Please visit me on my Book Blog Tours for North of Beautiful. Week One was coordinated by the Beautiful Mitali Perkins in the midst of her own book tour for Secret Keeper. NORTH OF BEAUTIFUL BOOK BLOG TOUR February 2: Kickoff at Mitali’s Fire Escape February 3: Shelf Elf, Kerry MillarFebruary 4: Archimedes Forgets, Sarah … 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