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Poetry Friday: Making Friends with Billy Wong, by Augusta Scattergood, copyright 2016

Last August, I went to the Mississippi Book Festival. I happened to sit next to a lovely lady who, like me, had arrived early to hear Kate Di Camillo speak. “May we join you?” is how I met award-winning author and Mississippi native Augusta Scattergood, author of Glory Be, How to Stay in Destiny, and […]

Poetry Friday: Mississippi Book Festival

It’s time to celebrate Poetry Friday! Heidi is hosting at My Juicy Little Universe. Today at Keri Recommends, I recommend connecting with poets and lovers of poetry. This past Saturday, I attended the 2nd Annual Mississippi Book Festival at the Capitol in Jackson. Billed as a literary lawn party, the festival organizers brought a wide […]

Wildwood, written by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis copyright 2012

Last summer when I was in Portland, I fell under the spell of a recommendation at Powell‘s. The book: Wildwood, Book I in a trilogy called the Wildwood Chronicles, written by Colin Meloy and illustrated by his wife Carson Ellis. Book 2 launched in 2013, and Book 3 was just released in Feb. 2015. (For […]