Monthly Archives: March 2013

Fuel for the Imagination

Last weekend my daughter and I made our annual trek into Chicago to visit the Shedd Aquarium.  Yes, despite the many awesome downtown attractions, we always return to that same museum.  Why? For my daughter, it’s the wonder of the unknown.  … Continue reading

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Secret Agent Mission

On Monday I’ll embark on my first Secret Agent Mission, no spy gadgets or Kevlar vests required.  If you haven’t checked out Miss Snark’s First Victim, click over now to experience one of the best online critique resources for aspiring … Continue reading

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The Magic of Bubbles

It’s National Bubble Week and Discovery Center is in on the action with returning bubble celebrity Geoffrey Akins’ live performances and sudsy science fun. After the show, continue with good clean fun in our Bubble-Palooza Playground. Test your soapy skills … Continue reading

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Do You Read Enough?

Linda Sue Park shared a wealth of knowledge at the SCBWI Downstate Craft Retreat, everything from basic writing concepts to her own personal revision methods. Among all that awesome practical advice, the comment that most stuck with me was an … Continue reading

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