CARRY ME HOME

Writing and Reading Empathy

Not long ago I had the fantastic opportunity to listen to and then meet Jason Reynolds. Jason is the current US National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and he was in Bozeman as part of a tour in this capacity and heading out to small, rural schools, three of which he visited in Montana. He’s… Read more »

Kindness in Action

Just a short post-Thanksgiving post… I spent a part of Small Business Saturday at a charming indie bookstore – Wheatgrass Books – in Livingston, Montana (fictional setting for Carry Me Home), where kids doing community service work were busy making origami paper cranes. They were part of a donation event to send Blessing Bags with… Read more »

Three Ways to Honor the Season

Saturday November 13th was “World Kindness Day”. It seems awfully narrow (to me, anyway) to confine kindness to a single day. I would love it if we’d at least acknowledge the season of Thanksgiving as the season of giving kindness and joy. And heaven knows we could use a lot of both in our lives…. Read more »

Video Interview: For Fun

Just a note – the next couple of weeks are busy with events so I won’t be bothering you! But…I did a livestream interview with 3 of my Spooky Middle Grade friends and it was SO much fun. You can catch the video here (sorry, I can’t embed) and it will tell you a lot… Read more »

Giveaways of CARRY ME HOME

A couple of giveaways of copies of CARRY ME HOME are running right now. First, this one ends at midnight on September 14, and these three copies are signed by me:   Goodreads Book Giveaway Carry Me Home by Janet Fox Giveaway ends September 14, 2021. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.   Enter Giveaway… Read more »

Practice Kindness

Practicing kindness makes you happier, healthier, and more connected to those around you, but according to a recent survey from the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Making Caring Common Project, 80% of children in this survey believe that parents are more concerned about achievement or happiness than caring for others. How do we develop these… Read more »

Giveaway of Carry Me Home

Goodreads Book Giveaway Carry Me Home by Janet Fox Giveaway ends September 14, 2021. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway

Make A Difference

One of my writing heroes is Linda Sue Park. For one thing, she writes so beautifully – simple, clear, pure, and filled with emotional weight. (She’s also skilled at teaching writing craft, BTW.) But for another thing, she recognizes the importance of words and their potential impact on the world. Her novel, A Long Walk… Read more »

Coming Soon: Carry Me Home

In one month, my next novel Carry Me Home, comes out. That’s my ninth book out in the world! I have 2 ARCs to give away, with some swag! The first 2 commenters here with snail mail addys, win those ARCs! I really love and am proud of this book and of Lulu, the twelve-year-old… Read more »