Susan Taylor Brown, author of Hugging the Rock, has some awesome things going on over at her blog:
31 Blogs: 31 Blogs (You Might Not Know) in 31 Days. Every day in December, Brown posts a little teaser about a blog that "perhaps isn't as well known as some of the other blogs we tend to frequent. There will be writers and poets and maybe an illustrator or two."
Contest for Teens! "Only a little over a week left for teens 13-18 to get their entries in for the FreshBrain.org $1000 scholarship to create a book trailer for the middle grade verse novel, Hugging the Rock." The deadline for this is December 15. On the one hand, not much time; on the other, in all honesty, because the book is a novel in verse a teen easily has enough time to read the book and create a video. Full information is at FreshBrain.org. An important thing to remember, though: NO COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL. That, I believe, includes music. This is both a great opportunity to win a scholarship, but also a great opportunity for your teen filmmakers.
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