Publication Day…

Congratulations to all of the contributors, and to Megan and Carrie, on the publication of Dear Bully! Notes and congrats to all of you are all over our inboxes and the web. As we’ve been saying around here (I’m looking at you, CJ), if this book can help one kid, then we’ve done it! Here’s to all of you!



Here’s a post we loved from contributor The Pigeon‘s Mo Willems’ blog.

Dear Bully in the New York Times!

We are so proud that Dear Bully was included in the New York Times Children’s Book Review’s Back to School Bookshelf. Here’s our favorite part:

“This anthology of personal essays provides empathetic and heartfelt stories from each corner of the schoolyard: the bullied, the bystander and the bully himself are all represented. Their words will be a welcome palliative or a wise pre-emptive defense against the trials of adolescent social dynamics.”

Thanks, New York Times!

Read the full review here.

Our panel on bullying at BEA

I was thrilled to take the stage during BEA 2011 at the Javits in NYC with the amazing authors Ellen Hopkins, Lisa McMann and Maryrose Wood.  All of these women are contributors to the DEAR BULLY anthology, which will be coming out this September from HarperTeen.

Our lively panel was covered by School Library Journal and Publisher’s Weekly.

It’s getting closer to our pub date and we are beyond thrilled to start hearing bloggers, editors and readers’ reactions to our anthology. Feel free to post here or over on our Facebook page (  Can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

Glamour features DEAR BULLY editors, Carrie Jones and Megan Kelley Hall

One of our DEAR BULLY contributors blogged about her contribution to the anthology. She also posts a link to the Glamour article by Sheila Weller that details how and why we got this project off the ground.

Thanks for the post, Diana!