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Lauren Myracle

Entries by Lauren Myracle

I'm With The Banned

(5) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 7:26 AM

After months of pleading his case, my fifteen-year-old son, Al, persuaded me to do an AMA on Reddit. First he had to tell me what Reddit is: an online community where users vote on content, making the "good" content rise to the top while burying the bad or boring content...

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And The Banned Played On

(28) Comments | Posted April 16, 2012 | 8:40 AM

Last week, the fabulous folks of the American Library Association announced the top ten list of this year's most frequently banned and challenged books.

Though my books have shown up on this list before, I was surprised when I received a heads up email from...

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How I Was Un-nominated For The National Book Award

(165) Comments | Posted October 19, 2011 | 1:21 PM

"I've had a wonderful time, but this wasn't it."
--Groucho Marx

On October 10th, I received one of the most exciting calls an author can hope to get: My novel, Shine, was a finalist for the National Book Award! Holy pickles!

"Are you sure?" I...

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