Friday, May 30, 2014

Dr. Who loves Libraries

As we wait (and wait) for the new Dr. Who to show up this August, here's a Dr. Who quote that I  love, love, love.

Jackie Parker, who writes on the Interactive Reader Blog, puts this message at the end of some of her emails -- and it's so good that I had to quote it:

"You want weapons?
We're in a library!
Books! The best weapons in the world!
This room is the greatest arsenal we could have -- arm yourselves!"

--The Doctor (#10) in Dr. Who "Tooth and Claw"

Friday, May 2, 2014

Famous painter is also my sister

My wonderful little sister, Marion Mayer, is a fine artist.

By that, I mean, she doesn't illustrate books (darn it!), but paints pictures to sell.

She just announced that her paintings are now on display at marion-corbinmayer.fineartamerica.  Do click on the link and check it out.  She does amazing stuff -- especially animal portraits, so if you want your own pet immortalized in paint, do contact her,

Thursday, May 1, 2014

We need more books featuring Diverse characters!

Today all over the Twitter world, the Facebook world, the Blog world, etc. writers, editors, publishers, bloggers, twitterers, and others are advocating for more Diversity in books.  If you feel bombarded by this message -- that's why.

Here's the Kindling Words West group, a group of writers of Children's Books who support the campaign for more diversity in books.
(can you find me somewhere in the picture?)

Join the diversity movement. Click on this link to find out more about it.
And feel free to take a Selfie with you holding a sign saying YOU also support Diversity and post it somewhere, today.