March 02, 2017

Toon Thursday: Writing Retreat Redux

...I don't know if it's "redux" so much as "rerun," but oh well. I'm going to a writing retreat this weekend (IN HAWAII!!) so it seems appropriate to repost this cartoon I did a while back:

I'm really hoping that "writing" slice is actually the majority of this trip. I am determined to finish this project! In the meantime, here's a really fun tidbit of news that landed in my inbox this week--share with any audiobook-loving teens you know:

SYNC: Free Audiobooks for Teens, a Summer-long Program Encouraging Literacy through Listening 

Portland, Maine, February 28, 2017РThe SYNC Audiobooks for Teens program, sponsored by AudioFile Magazine and powered by OverDrive, kicks off its eighth year on April 27th. Authors represented include Daniel Jos̩ Older, Franz Kafka, Ruta Sepetys, and Nikki Grimes. With parents, teachers, librarians, and teens looking for good media within easy access, SYNC is the perfect way to engage teens with new literature for their earbuds.

SYNC makes available two FREE audiobook downloads every week, to each and every registered listener, all summer. In 2017, 32 titles will be given away through the 16 week-long season. Teens, librarians, club leaders, and educators may sign up for email or text alerts and can learn more at

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