Monthly Archives: June 2011

A recap of my recent all-school residency

  Last Friday was the “culminating assembly share” for a rather remarkable all-school residency.  As a children’s book author, I do lots of school visits.  Usually, it’s a quick in and out, a one-day visit.  But this visit became a … Continue reading

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Writing A New Book

This week I’m starting a new middle grade novel.  I’d be lying if I said anything other than “it’s torture.” Getting those first pages down is always the hardest part, and I digress with Solitaire breaks, trips to the kitchen … Continue reading

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SCBWI Shoreline Conference 2011

For the 12th year in row, Doe Boyle and her team organized an inspiring day for aspiring writers.  (Okay, many among us were published, but I couldn’t resist the inspiring/aspiring word choice).  For those of you unaware of the acronym, … Continue reading

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