Sunday, July 24, 2011

One Book For Trenton

Saturday, July 23, 2011

OneBook for Trenton

Stacy Sweigart, a girl I knew from high school, died tragically in a car accident last Tuesday night. Her husband, Jason, also died in the accident. Their six-year old son, Trenton, was with his grandparents when it happened.

In high school, Stacy and I rode the same bus. Over the years, I had lost touch with her, but we have many mutual friends. Now, as a friend, a parent, and a teacher and writer, I can't help but think about Stacy's and Jason's families and what they must be going through, especially little Trenton. When you imagine a six year-old boy trying to understand a situation like this, it makes your heart hurt even more.

But there is a way we can all help.

Books provide a peaceful place. They make kids smile and laugh. They take kids to imaginary worlds, where a jungle grows in a bedroom and a tree gives itself away in the name of love. Books can help heal the deepest wounds. Books can provide bright light in dark places.

I'm asking you (writers, readers, parents, teachers) to join the OneBook for Trenton cause. You can help by sending one of your favorite books directly to Trenton. Books should be new or gently-used and can range from your favorite picture book to your most beloved chapter book. This is also a chance for parents to get their kids or entire family involved. Feel free to write a note inside or just send the book to the address below:

OneBook for Trenton
4307 Judy Ave.
New Castle, IN 47362

This will only cost you postage, but helping to heal a kid's broken heart is priceless.

Tracy Edward Wymer -

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Teeth - Vampire Tales

Teeth - Vampire Tales

This compilation of nineteen different tales covers different aspects of vampires. With authors like Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Neil Gaiman, Melissa Marr and others, you are sure to find some new favorite authors. I especially enjoyed reading Garth Nix's Vampire Weather. This young adult novel won't let die hard paranormal fans down.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Destiny by Kelly Moore

if you want my advice

about becoming an artist....

run the other way

for example

most artist use only factory made stretched canvas

i say buy a piece of salvage lumber

most artist are waiting for a gallery to "discover them"

i say find a place artist dont want to show and make it your own

most artist are trying to get big bucks for their art

i say get a reasonable price for it

most artist hang out with other artist

i say stay from anyone who has time to shoot the bull over a cup of coffee

most artist are on every social networking website on the innernet

i say less is more

and last but not least

when it comes to advice

disregard everything ive typed

because as i sayd

run the other way

Kelly Moore

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Return of the Green Man by Kelly Moore

I was in Santa Fe this weekend and happened upon a unique artist named Kelly Moore. Turns out that not only is his art fabulous, but his poetry is too! He gave me permission to highlight some of his art and poetry before his new book comes out in two months. As soon as I get my hands on it, I will fill you in on what it is like. For now, enjoy this poem he wrote.....

the banks are collapsing

our one eyed kings dont know what to do

folks say the planets end is near

but its not so

humans may not make it

but the planets always gonna be

were just seeing

the return of the green man

while the grey men get buried

in the wrong sort of green

Find Kelly at

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hold Me Closer Necromancer

Hold Me Closer by Lish McBride
This fast paced thriller is a roller coaster ride. McBride produces a dark, witty read that will keep high school readers turning the pages. Take a look at my book trailer to get a glimpse of the darker side....

Monday, July 4, 2011

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland for the iPad is a beautifully illustrated book. It has moving animations on the pages of the book that kids (and adults) will love. One of the best features is that it allows you to select the abridged edition for bedtime or the original 249 page classic edition. I love iPad book, the selection is wonderful and really keeps kids engaged while they are reading!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Super Diaper Baby 2: The Invasion of the Potty Snatchers

Super Diaper Baby 2: Behind the Blankies

From Captain Underpants to Super Diaper Baby, I love Dav Pilkey!! I got a preview copy of Super Baby 2: Invasion of Potty Snatchers at ALA. He is definitely a favorite of all boys and girls. Take a look at his site: