Teachers, librarians & principals, take note!
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I’ve been working with school Librarian, Carol-Ann Hoyte to prepare this classroom discussion guide. Carol-Ann wrote the summary, discussion questions, thematic links, and projects, and I laid it out, and added some of my favourite questions from author interviews I’ve done. You can download [...]
I’m interviewed today by my neighborhood pal Alan Silberberg. Alan is a middle-grade author, cartoonist, and TV writer whose latest book, MILO is coming out later this summer. I’m really looking forward to reading it. He interviewed me about everything from food to writing… and then things got a little personal.
ALAN: [...]Continue Reading →
I’ve had the great pleasure of seeing Rhythm and Blues all over YA Book Shelf this week. Melissa is making tons of noise about YA on her blog, and the enthusiasm is infectious. If you love reading and YA, you should definitely check it out, and I’m not just saying that because of this Continue Reading →
A recent review of Rhythm and Blues focused on the celebrity aspect of the book. Fifteen year old Kayla said:
“It definitally[sic] made me wonder if a lot of celebrities I’ve heard of are actually like they portray themselves on talk shows and in interviews or if they’re just playing a part for publicity [...]Continue Reading →
I had a GREAT time at CKUT radio’s Queer Corps yesterday, and I’m not just saying that because the host, John Custodio, assumed I was not long out of my teens.
We talked about everything a YA author wants to talk about, and some things we don’t: what defines YA, how much variety there [...]Continue Reading →
Online interviews are sprouting up like daffodils this week!
My interview with My Ever-Expanding Library is now live. I got to talk about dancing, inspiration and the open-mindedness of teens, so I had a lot of fun. Here’s my answer to a question I liked, about the challenge of writing a second novel, compared [...]Continue Reading →
The first review of Rhtyhm and Blues has come in from Queer YA: Fiction for LGTBQ Teens, and… it’s a hit!
“Murray really nails the voice here, and the plot is anything but trite. I want to read more by this author, and was delighted to learn this book is actually a sequel. Recommended [...]Continue Reading →
In Rhythm & Blues, Alya has a tendency to cook herself veggie comfort food involving hearty staples like beans and rice. I share this tendency!
It’s been a while since I posted a soup recipe to this blog, but this one is too delicious not to share. It involves my good buddy, the lentil, [...]Continue Reading →