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Greg Holch’s Library: A Blog

Thank You For the Letters

Lots of letters in the mail room!

I received a wonderful surprise in the mail this month. It was letters -- 18 letters from Ms. M's fifth grade class in Florida. The students had worked on a novel study about The Things with Wings, and everyone had sent me a handwritten letter about the book. A few students even drew pictures. (Monkeys seem to be popular in Florida at the moment.)

I thank Ms. M and the other teachers over the years who have told me that they have found creative ways to use

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Mackenzie Reide Book Release Party

Mackenzie Reide autographs her novel

This evening I attended the book release party for Mackenzie Reide's book, The Adventurers. The event took place in the back room of Stone Creek at 140 East 27th Street, and was hosted by the NY SciFi & Fantasy Meetup Group and co-hosted by The Group That Shall Not Be Named, the NYC Harry Potter Meetup Group.

In addition to being an author, Mackenzie is an aerospace engineer and the co-editor of the SCBWI Metro NY Chapter Newsletter.

Members of SCBWI were in attendance, and I ran into Melanie Hope Greenberg and Patricia Keeler and her husband.

The cover illustrator is Jennifer Drucker. Jennifer also owns a cake making company called Jenny’s Cakes With Character, and she made a cake which looked

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