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The Kate DiCamillo Edition

This week is...

*11/3: Daylight Saving Time ends; Standard Time resumes at 2 AM.


*11/3: Cliché Day


*11/5: World Origami Day. Read The Strange Case of Origami Yoda.


*11/6: Saxophone Day


11/8 is Kate DiCamillo Day!

6 Facts About Kate DiCamillo

1. She loves to eat.


2. Her laugh is infectious.


3. She is the recipient of the 2013 Kerlan Award.

Kate DiCamillo receives 2013 Kerlan Award

4. She won a Newbery Honor in 2001 and the Newbery Medal in 2004.


5. Two of her books (Because of Winn-Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux) were made into feature films. It was announced yesterday that Robert Zemeckis will direct The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane.


6. She is an excellent listener.


Meet the Author: Kate DiCamillo
If you want to write, you should read — a lot. And not only in a certain genre, but outside of what you're interested in. If you like realistic fiction, you should read fantasy. You should just read across the board. And if you want to write, you should write, which seems kinda like a no-brainer, but it took me about ten years to figure it out. That means making some kind of commitment to doing the work of writing, even if it's two pages a day; if it's a page a day; if it's, you know, just some kind of goal that you set for yourself that's reachable.


If you want to write, you should pay attention to people — everybody has a story — and listen to people when they talk. Not because you want to steal their story, but because almost everybody's interesting if you give them a chance and if you ask them the right questions.

So, that's it. Listen. Write. Read. Pretty simple. - Kate DiCamillo


Have a great day!