Author Archives: dianajnoble

2017 Author Highlights, Challenges & New Adventures

Happy New Year to you and yours! It’s been one heck of a year for this rookie author. Evangelina Takes Flight was published May 31. Ever since, it’s been a whirlwind of learning, excitement, new friends, family connections and hope … Continue reading

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Holiday Traditions Around the World (Caroling with a Dead Horse Anyone?)

Found this article and thought it was too fun not to share. My favorite? It’s a tie between “Night of the Radishes” and “Caroling with a Dead Horse.”

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Southwest Books of the Year 2017

I just learned The Arizona Daily Star in Tucson selected Evangelina Takes Flight for its “best books of the year” list. What a well-timed holiday gift! Southwest Books of the Year 2017: ‘The best of the best’

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Luminarias, a New Mexico Tradition

My family and I are delighted to have our beloved relatives from Albuquerque, NM with us this Christmas. I lived in Albuquerque for 5th – 7th grade. It was a special time for me and a special place. We lived … Continue reading

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Keynote Speakers Announced for TLA Conference

The keynote speakers at the Texas Librarian Association’s Conference have been announced, and they are Rick Steves and Junot Díaz. Rick Steves lives in my beautiful hometown of Edmonds, Washington. I’ve spoken with him at our local writers’ conference and … Continue reading

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ETF Chosen for Spirit of Texas Reading Program!

Wow! Super happy to share this news with you. Evangelina Takes Flight (ETF) has been chosen for the 2018 Spirit of Texas Reading Program! The Spirit of Texas Reading Program- Middle School creates a recommended reading list developed by public … Continue reading

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35% OFF from Arte Público Press through December 15

Want to buy Evangelina Takes Flight as a holiday gift for a family member or friend? Know an educator or librarian who’d like to purchase it (a Junior Library Guild Selection!) for a group of students? It’s available now at … Continue reading

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