About Katie

Katie BlogWelcome to my blog!  My name is Katie, and I am so excited you found me here.  I am one of those people (like many of you I’m sure) who read by flashlight under the covers when I was a little girl – now only to have glasses (well, contacts in this picture) to prove it!

As a literacy professor at a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania, I love sharing children’s, middle grades, and YA titles with my students. I started this blog as a way to share new book titles with my students, especially my children’s literature students. I hope parents and teachers can find titles to share with their children and students!

In addition to being a voracious reader, I have taken up photography lately (trying to figure out all of the settings to my Nikon is like a full-time job!) and have recently figured out that cooking can be a creative process (especially the way I do it).  More importantly, I am the proud mama to a handsome little guy who just so happens to love reading his (many) books! I look forward to sharing books with you!

I’d also love you to stop by my freelance page to see what freelance pieces I’ve had published.



9 Comments Add yours

  1. puppyducks says:

    Katie! Was glad to find your site. I was wondering how I might submit a book for your review? I see that you reviewed Sunny Side Up by Jenni Holm. She had posted a nice review about our book that you can see on her blog page. I was wondering if you would consider reviewing our book that was just released in print? Thanks for considering it, you can e-mail me at rcruz [at] puppyducks [dot] com – Regards,

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    1. katie says:

      Hello Ruth, Do you have a children’s book, MG, of YA book that you’d like me to review? Always happy to try to help out! 🙂

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      1. puppyducks says:

        Yes, I’m working with a children’s book – you can read about it here and let me know if it’s something you would review. If so where I can send an e-copy or printed copy to:
        Thanks for your reply. I’m also always available to answer questions to help any that may generate from the book and can help anyone.


  2. katie says:

    Hi Ruth, I emailed you and am looking forward to receiving an e-copy.


  3. puppyducks says:

    Hey! Sorry I didn’t get this out sooner. Had been dealing with my son who had strep throat. Sending this out in a few! Thanks ever so much! How you doing? Talk soon hopefully!



      1. puppyducks says:

        Many thanks for this! And thank you for posting the critique in a positive way. Adding more of a plot was something we went back n forth on. Because the book was originally written on the spot in the classroom for David (as I noted in all the documentation – sorry don’t mean to be redundant) and wanted the value of how it helped David to remain unchanged.
        But will strongly consider this when editing the next one.
        Oh may I ask a favor? The picture posted for the cover is the old original cover to the 1st ebook version n this version has changed many times. Can you update it with the new cover? Let me know if you need me to send you the file. Thanks ever so much!

        Btw love your writing style!


  4. Anonymous says:

    Sorry I’m just seeing this today! Sure! Let me know how I might receive the correct file!


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