The Brown Bookshelf

Book Sightings

One of the most exciting things about being an author is not only seeing my own books in print, but seeing other books by authors I know in the bookstores. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see all of these books face out at one of the local Barnes and Noble here in Austin: Eternal… Read more »

28 Days Later – 2009

A little over a year ago, I, along with four of my colleagues in the kid-lit industry, joined together to form The Brown Bookshelf – an online community charged with highlighting both established and up-and-coming African-American children’s and YA authors and illustrators. Our 2008 – 28 Days Later Campaign was a huge success, and I’m… Read more »

The Brown Bookshelf: Chat with the Indies

Be sure to check out the chat tonight (Wednesday, July 23) from 9 p.m. – 10 p.m. eastern on the Brown Bookshelf forum about how indie bookstores can work with authors and their local community to ensure their survival. Both Jenn Laughren from Books Inc. and Jaz Vincent, owner of RealEyes Bookstore, will be checking… Read more »

Yes, I can do the math…

…and I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I’ve pretty much come to the realization that, until I finish up a Vermont College, my blogging volume is going to drastically decrease. But the semester is finally over (almost). I still have to get together a bunch of paperwork to turn in to… Read more »

Catching up and Rhombus news

I know I’ve been gone for a while, but with school / the Brown Bookshelf / work / Thanksgiving / life in general, I just haven’t had the time to blog. I’ve got a few things to announce, but first, some Public Service Announcements: 1) Thanks for all of your support for both The Brown… Read more »

The Brown Bookshelf and 28 Days Later

Attention all librarians, book sellers, editors, authors, readers and bloggers: We need your help. After months of hard work, Co-Chair Paula Chase-Hyman and I are pleased to formally introduce The Brown Bookshelf. We’re a group of authors and illustrators brought together to push and promote African-American authors in the Children’s Lit community. Along with the… Read more »