About Cindy Hudson

Cindy Hudson is the author of Book by Book: The Complete Guide to Creating Mother Daughter Book Clubs (Seal Press 2009) and creator of Mother Daughter Book Club.com. She also writes about family literacy issues.

Interview with Frank Cottrell Boyce, Author of Millions, Framed and Cosmic

Tweet Before writing Millions and Framed for young audiences, Frank Cottrell Boyce was already a well-known screenwriter, with scripts for Welcome to Sarajevo and 24 Hour Party People, among others, to his credit. But many people are glad he turned … Continue reading

Interview with Kelly Beatty and Dale Salvaggio Bradshaw, Authors of Firestarters

Tweet Kelly Beatty and Dale Salvaggio Bradshaw are the authors of Firestarters: 100 Job Profiles to Inspire Young Women. The book is a resource that can help girls see the possibilities of different careers and get an idea of the … Continue reading

Book Review: Letter to My Daughter by George Bishop

Tweet When her daughter Liz runs away from home on the eve of her 15th birthday, Laura decides to pass the excruciating hours waiting and hoping for her to come back by writing Liz a letter about her own troubled … Continue reading

Book Club Meeting and Book Review: Ireland by Frank Delaney

Tweet Last night Catherine and I went to our mother-daughter book club meeting at Show-Ling and Jaeda’s house. We had all read Ireland, by Frank Delaney. At 560 pages it weighed in (literally) as more than the books we usually … Continue reading

Book Review: Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay

Tweet Set in both 1942 and modern times, Sarah’s Key by Tatiana De Rosnay is a mystery as well as a heartbreaking look at the round up and deportation of Jewish families from Paris to Auschwitz in what was known … Continue reading

Book Review: If I’d Known Then, Women in Their 20s and 30s Write Letters to Their Younger Selves

Tweet Have you ever wished you could write a letter to yourself when you were younger to give yourself hope or encouragement to get through a difficult time? That’s what the 35 women did who appear in If I’d Know … Continue reading

Who Says Reading’s On the Decline? Not in Mother-Daughter Book Clubs

Tweet Last week my mother-daughter book club celebrated its fourth year together with a Cinco de Mayo party followed by a discussion of our book, The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King. Our hostess brought out her Partridge Family album … Continue reading

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