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Monthly Archives: June, 2015

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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Still One of My Favorite Books

A Boy, A Scar and an Epic Fantasy Originally posted 11/8/14 I would be remiss in talking about children’s book authors without mentioning J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series. The first Harry Potter book was published when I was barely 30 years old. Still, I was drawn to the description and scooped it up without hesitation. …

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Starting Up Again

What It Feels Like When It Starts to Feel Real Originally posted May 22, 2014 As many of you know, I have been learning a lot about self-publishing over the last year or so, but have really started to pick up my pace the last few months. It seems like every spare moment has been given …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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Still Loving the Mouse

Eulalia! The Warrior Cry of Redwall Originally posted 6/26/14 One of the children’s authors that I came to as an adult is Brian Jacques (1939-2011). He always loved to write, even as a child, but he spent much of his adult life in other lines of work. He was a merchant sailor, truck driver, bus driver, …

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The Big Scary Thing

One of the themes that I come back to frequently in my writing and my life is fear. Writing is scary. Writing a novel is terrifying, and trying to publish that novel is The Big Scary Thing that I have been facing for the past few years. I have found that facing it one baby …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile.

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Oh, That We Could All Be Stargirl!

Jerry Spinelli (1941 – present) is an American middle-grade and young adult author. He began his work life in various “normal” jobs” while writing during his free time. He initially wrote novels for adults, but none were accepted by the publishing world. His fifth novel began as an adult novel, but turned into a children’s …

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