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Fresh from the Farm

Lisl Detlefsen’s Five Book Recommendations for AGvocates of All Ages By Laura Anne Bird How many authors do you know who live on a cranberry farm? I have one answer for you: Lisl Detlefsen. This writer of six children’s books is based in Cranmoor, Wisconsin on 1400 acres of rural land, 140 of which are dedicated to the cranberries themselves. (Detlefsen beautifully describes the booming, corralling, cleaning, and eating of this dark-red fruit in her aptly named Time for Cranberries.) While earning her degree in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Detlefsen envisioned moving to a big city, but when she [...]

2020-12-03T12:17:14-07:00December 2nd, 2020|

2 Novelists, 6 Books, and How to Get Through 2020

An Interview with Steven Rowley and Byron Lane By Laura Anne Bird Despite sheltering at home in Palm Springs, CA for most of 2020, Steven Rowley and Byron Lane have had a very eventful year. Rowley’s second novel, The Editor, was released in paperback in June, and Lane’s debut novel, A Star Is Bored, was published in July. But even more: “We got engaged when Byron proposed to me in the acknowledgements of his book,” says Rowley. (Their rescue terrier, Tilda, was especially excited about the news.) Rowley and Lane’s sheltering-in-place hasn’t been all warm fuzzies, though. In April, Lane—who [...]

2020-10-01T09:47:27-07:00October 1st, 2020|

Love Libraries? Make Your Own Seattle Coloring Book

We love libraries, and we love coloring books. So we got really excited when we saw that the Seattle Public Library was creating coloring pages for every library branch. Then we got even more excited when we realized that this means you can make your own library coloring book! Find your favorite branch from the list of coloring pages below, or visit the branch in person to pick up a paper copy. To make your library coloring book, just print out all the pages below to make a complete set! (Well, almost complete — the Greenwood branch is closed for [...]

2017-03-10T00:22:43-07:00March 10th, 2017|Tags: , |