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Alissa has some thoughts about winter

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Alissa has some thoughts about winter

Alissa’s post on this month’s YA Outside the Lines theme of winter is now up. In it she shares her feelings about a season that seems to annoy a lot of people, except of course for those tank-top wearing Floridians. You can read the post...

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Alissa featured on Episode #25 of “Do You Know Who I Am???”

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Alissa featured on Episode #25 of “Do You Know Who I Am???”

James Benner, the Cali Picker interviewed Alissa about her other life, that of an online reseller, though she does briefly plug her books  

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Alissa is alive and well and giving out prizes

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Yes, it’s been months since Alissa sent out her monthly newsletter, but an excuse (ahem, explanation) for the delay plus some other interesting tidbits can be found in the new issue of Writing Life. Plus, she’s giving away prizes to make up for the long hiatus. You can read the full newsletter here.

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Alissa interviewed by Yvonne Ventresca for YA Outside the Lines

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Random facts, writing schedules (whatever those are) and of course cat stuff are all included in this month’s special feature on the YA Outside the Lines blog check it out.

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Alissa will be at the Collingswood Book Festival Tomorrow

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Alissa will be at the Collingswood Book Festival Tomorrow

The Twelfth Annual Collingswood Book Festival takes place Saturday, October 11 in Collingswood, NJ, and Alissa will be there. The festival runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Look for her and other members of the KidLit Authors Club in the Teen/Tween tent. At 2 p.m. Alissa will be speaking on a panel on Developing Characters in Realistic Fiction with fellow YA authors Alison Ashley Formento, Tiffany Schmidt, Elisa Ludwig, Yvonne Ventresca, Margie Gelbwasser, Timothy Tocher and Pamela Tuck. Also, think sun! In fact, if you know any anti-rain dances...

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Meet Alissa at the Baltimore Book Festival

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Alissa will be at the Baltimore Book Festival this weekend. The festival will be held at Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and runs from Friday, September 26th through Sunday, September 28th. Alissa will be there all three days. You can find her and other authors of books for children and teens at the KidLit Authors Club booth. The festival runs noon to 8 Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 on Sunday. Stop by and say hi, and pick up some swag or a book or two, because Alissa doesn’t want to lug all this stuff back home again:...

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Alissa’s blogging about teachers

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It’s Alissa’s day to share her thoughts on YA Outside the Lines. The topic is teachers and Alissa takes a trip down memory lane to recall with fondness and annoyance some of her school day memories in this month’s post, Teachers: The Good, The Bad and The Ones That Wore Yellow Eyeshadow.

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The Christine Eldin Fellowship is Open for Submissions

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If you are or know an aspiring writer of middle grade fiction, you’ll want to take a look at the Christine Eldin Fellowship, which is now open for submissions. Named for an aspiring middle grade author who was a champion of fellow writers, this memorial fellowship aims to provide recognition and financial assistance to a talented middle grade writer. You can see the full details of the prize and submit your own work here. An Indiegogo campaign is also presently underway to help fund the fellowship and ensure that it can continue to...

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Alissa joins YA Outside the Lines

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Alissa joins YA Outside the Lines

Alissa has joined the talented team of YA authors who contribute to YA Outside the Lines. Each month the authors contribute their own post on a given topic. Alissa’s first post on the topic of beginnings, “Alissa Grosso’s Patented Dog Walk Desk” is now up at YA Outside the Lines and while it does concern an invention she hasn’t actually gotten around to patenting it also looks at the issue of beginnings and why so many of them seem to come to her on dog...

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Awkward Author launches today

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Awkward Author launches today

Alissa’s new YouTube venture officially launches today with the irreverent and completely ridiculous Author Makeup Tutorial: Huge thank you to all the generous folks who helped to make this awkwardness a reality!

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