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Break Into Writing for Children and Young Adults This Saturday

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Alissa will join fellow authors Elisa Ludwig, Alison Formento, K.M. Walton and Nancy Viau at the Rohrer Memorial Library in Haddon Township, NJ on Saturday, April 12 at 2 p.m. for a panel presented by the South Jersey Writers’ Group titled “Breaking Into Writing for Children and Young Adults.” Pick up some insider tips, get your questions answered and purchase autograph books. For more information on the event and the authors who will be there vista the South Jersey Writers’ Group...

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Alissa’s looking forward to the Hudson Children’s Book Festival

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Alissa has tremendous respect for all of you vloggers (WordPress kept insisting this word should have been bloggers. Perhaps this blogging platform feels a wee bit threatened by the whole vlogger movement.) out there. She is way more comfortable typing her words than recording them in front of a webcam. The organizers at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival did ask authors to submit some short intro videos this year. So, this is Alissa’s best attempt. You can find out more about the festival at their website or see more author...

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Alissa admits to being a tiny bit irrational

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. . . and helps her friend and fellow YA author Gae Polisner celebrate the launch of her new book The Summer of Letting Go in this guest blog post.

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Teen Lit Superstars Invade Little Flower High School

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WHEN 20 best-selling young-adult-fiction authors invade Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls to work with hundreds of book-loving students, Sister Kimberly Miller will see her dream fulfilled. Read the full story at

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Alissa Gets Grilled by the Good Folks at Little Flower

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As the Little Flower Teen Writers Festival quickly approaches (April 26th!) students and teachers at the school have been posing some questions to authors who will be at the festival. Tonight Alissa answered (or did her best to answer) a bunch of really good, thought-provoking questions. The questions and answers can be seen over at the Little Flower Teen Writers Festival Facebook page.

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The New York City Teen Author Festival is just around the corner

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First, a quick update: The authors’ breakfast originally scheduled for Saturday, March 8 in New Cumberland, PA has been cancelled. Now, for more exciting news. The NYC Teen Author Festival is just around the corner. The week-long event runs from Monday, March 17 to Sunday, March 23 with events taking place throughout New York City. For the full details on the events visit the NYC Teen Author Festival Facebook page. You’ll be able to catch Alissa on Saturday at the Berger Forum at the New York City Public Library from 2:40 to 3:20...

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Have Breakfast with the Authors on Saturday, March 8

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The Keystone State Reading Association Authors’ Breakfast will be held Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in New Cumberland, PA. Members of the Capital Reading Council and the South Central Reading Council as well as non-members are invited to attend this event. KidLit Authors Club members Alison Formento, Alissa Grosso, Dianne Salerni, Ellen Jensen Abbott, Kit Grindstaff, Nancy Viau and Tim Young will be on hand to talk with teacher and reading specialists and sign copies of their books. This is a great opportunity for you to...

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The January Issue of Writing Life is Now Available

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Read the latest issue of Alissa’s e-newsletter, Writing Life, ¬†to find out what’s been keeping her busy and learn about her thoughts on how writers are not like car manufacturers. Never miss an issue by subscribing for free today, and be entered to win a prize pack from Alissa each month.

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From Shattered Electronics to Book Festival Fun, A Look at Alissa’s 2013

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      2014 is just a little over a week old so it seems about time for a quick recap of all that was going on in Alissa’s life last year:   January¬† Alissa started off her year on a bad note (get it “note”, portable music device? Clever, no?), by accidentally dropping her iPod in the road and not finding it until the next day. Ever wonder what an iPod looks like after it has been run over by multiple vehicles? Now you know.     February Things did not improve much in the second month of the...

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Kindle Version of Shallow Pond on Sale for $1.99

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Kindle Version of Shallow Pond on Sale for $1.99

Do you love a bargain? Right now you can download the Kindle version of Alissa’s latest book for just $1.99. Shallow Pond makes a great gift for the YA fan who is lucky enough to be getting a new Kindle this Christmas. Click here to grab this great...

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