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Come Say Hi at the Burlington Book Festival!

Happy Back-to-School Season! I love this time of year–the slight chill in the morning air, the prospect of changing leaves and fiery hillsides, the fact that my kids are back on a regular schedule, meaning I can be on a regular schedule, meaning WRITING IS GETTING DONE, FOLKS! In addition to writing alone at my […]

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A love letter to libraries

Last week, I woke one morning to find that a friend of mine, fellow author Kate Messner, had been disinvited at the last minute from speaking at a school in my town. I was stunned at first, and then relieved when I learned it was not “my” elementary school that had rescinded its invitation, though […]

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I made a VIDEO TRAILER for my 6/24 event!

Am I proud of myself? Why, yes, I am! Here’s to what you can do with a phone camera and iMovie! I hope this convinces you to come an see what shenanigans ensue when I’m given a mike and a FULL HOUR! For more information, check out my previous blog post or this flyer from the […]

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Come hang out with me on June 24th at the Fletcher Free Library!

Exciting announcement! I am going to be kicking off the Fletcher Free Library’s Summer Reading Program with a humongous event at the library in Burlington on Friday, June 24th! Starting at 10:30am, I’m going to do a TALK (with bonus reading!) around the Summer Reading Program’s theme of “Get in the Game.” There will be […]

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Awesome, Butt-kicking Heroines for Girls Not Yet Ready for Rey

I am unabashedly *into* Star Wars. I saw Phantom Menace in the theater, and then for each successive prequel offering, ran marathon showings of all the films in release date order in my living room for some similarly-minded, die-hard fans before heading into New York City to see the new film. So one can imagine […]

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Upcoming Events!

Hello there! It’s beginning to feel a bit fall-ish finally here in Vermont, and I have some awesome fall events coming up soon! I’m coming to Connecticut next weekend! I’ll spend a day talking Dogs of the Drowned City with the sixth graders at the amazing Foote School. And then, on Saturday 9/25 from 1-4pm, […]

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Long time, no bananas…

Hello, Readers of my Blog! It’s been…months. I apologize for the delay in–nay, total lack of communication. But there is some good news! I may not have been writing my Blog, but I have been writing a bunch of other things: In the past twelve months, I have completed two brand-spanking new manuscripts and done […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 6 & Recap of the Summer

And I squeak a blog in before the end of August—HOORAY! Sorry for the long delay between posts. This summer was not the blogging bonanza I’d hoped for it to be, and I apologize. But as it is the end of summer, and school is going back into session, I think it a good moment […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 5

Boy, am I late with this one! Weeks! AGH! But, hey! I finished Moby Dick! Okay, so I’m referring here to the “Cozy Classics” picture book version I took out from the library for my son. But still. It contains spoilers! (From the pictures, it seems things don’t go so well for the whale men…) […]

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Moby Dick – Blog 4

Ahoy, Mateys! Welcome to Moby Dick – Blog #4! I’m up to page 175, Chapter 45, The Affidavit. That means I have 300 pages left, and it’s already July 3rd. So perhaps I will not fit all three Big Bad Books in before the end of summer. We shall see… The point of view issues […]

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