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Breaking News!  

Hello ~ I’ve never done this before:
Now you can buy autographed copies of GIRL COMING IN FOR A LANDING  directly from me!

My award-winning 2002 verse novel for young YA (also for adults who want to remember their first period, first crush, first kiss) is beautifully illustrated in cool collage by Elaine Clayton.
Hardcover, published by Knopf, $15 + postage. Purchases of 8 or more (book clubs!) get a discount. Shoot me an email to aprilwayland [AT] A O L [.com] with the subject: I’d like to buy your book.


To Rabbittown is only 99 cents on iTunes, Kindle, Nook–yippee!

P.S: You can get books FREE!  Where?  At your local public library!  Grab your coat and go there.  Right this very minute.  Check out this miraculous, amazing resource in your very own town.

And guess what?  I’ve created scripts for IT’S NOT MY TURN TO LOOK FOR GRANDMA!, NEW YEAR AT THE PIER, and GIRL COMING IN FOR A LANDING so you can put on plays!

Now, since you’re still here and haven’t clicked on a book yet, how about a few

(As a slow reader to this day, I find the first quote especially comforting.)

In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get
through, but rather how many can get through to you.
~ Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator and author (1902-2001)

As artists and writers it’s always our wish to find our truth, but what really matters is how successful we are in taking our readers to their truth.
~ Hudson Talbott author, illustrator

Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

Every reader finds himself. The writer’s work is merely a kind of optical
instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without
this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.
~ Marcel Proust, novelist (1871-1922)

No two persons ever read the same book. ~ Edmund Wilson, critic (1895-1972)

You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of
the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things
that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the
people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.
~ James Baldwin, writer (1924-1987)

Be careful about reading health books.  You may die of a misprint. ~ Mark Twain

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