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Thoughts sparked by the death of Lois Duncan

The news of Lois Duncan’s death reached me today. Lois, a revolutionary author who essentially created her own genre of young adult suspense, died yesterday at her home at 82 years old. Her best-known title is probably “I Know What … Continue reading

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The latest additions to our home library

Over the weekend, I visited a library book sale to stock up on children’s books. Even though the husband and I don’t have children yet, we’re getting a head start on establishing our home kid lit library. We want to … Continue reading

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Free ebook! Get first Sarah & Katy book for Kindle

It’s Children’s Book Week this week! In honor of the annual celebration of reading and children’s literature, “Sarah & Katy and the Imagination Blankets” is free all week via Amazon and Kindle. Every child who wants to read deserves to … Continue reading

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Balancing time as a working author

Successful writers have mastered a key element of the writing process. It’s not characterization, or pacing, or voice, or outlining. All of those are important, but there’s an essential cornerstone that the best authors lay. Time management. When I give … Continue reading

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A reading challenge for picky young readers

As a kid, I wouldn’t touch food with coconut. Or onion. Or green peppers. Or mushrooms. The list goes on. I was a picky eater back then. Even though I still avoid dishes with mushrooms (I just can’t bring myself … Continue reading

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