Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

Thanksgiving Crazes: 7 Bizarre Real-life Hunger Games Facts

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Thanksgiving is about spending time with friends and family where people sometimes enjoy good entertainment. Recently, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 movie, has stirred up some interesting news like #MyHungerGames. Below I have listed 7 bizarre real-life Hunger Games facts.   

First Half of 2014: Young Audience Book Deals that are Published

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork I’ve been keeping track of daily book deals for Children to New Adult (NA) on Publisher’s Marketplace. The children’s category consists of the breakdown of three separate categories: Children (under age 8), Middle Grade (MG) ages 8-12, and Young Adult (YA) ages 13-17. The results are quite interesting. Which category do you […]

YA Authors on YouTube

Monday, June 30th, 2014

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork YouTube is a strange and magical place where the talented can showcase their amazing skills such as putting on their pants with no hands. No really. There’s actually a video of a guy using his lower body to put on a pair of pants. Crazy, I know! See him in action below: 

YA Book Diversity

Monday, May 26th, 2014

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Over the past several years, there have been recent discussions on the lack of diversity in children’s books. I find the topic to be interesting since most of the children being born in the U.S. today are minorities, including children born of mixed backgrounds. There’s a document that contains facts related to […]

Being Divergent Rules!

Monday, March 24th, 2014

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Being divergent rules! The YA dystopian film, Divergent, just came out last weekend. After reading the books in the series and watching the movie, I found myself reflecting on all of those crazy personality tests. If you’re more into searching the stars for answers, try this astrology site, www.horoscope.com. Then again, there […]

Best of 2013

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork Since it’s the holidays and 2013 is almost over, I want to share some of the end of the year lists for best books, movies, and music. So, if you’re doing any last minute shopping, searching for ideas, or just want to see what’s out there because you know you’re receiving gift […]

A Thankful Writer: Face-to-Face Writing Advice

Monday, November 18th, 2013

By Dale Spencer, @DaleSpencerwork What are some things as a reader and/or writer that make you thankful? Everyone is different, but there are five face-to-face things that I enjoy and find helpful. I’m a thankful writer because of the following: