Monthly Archives: August 2012

Music as Story

There are two kinds of music listeners: those who love a song purely because of what was going on in their lives the moment they heard it and those who listen to every word of the lyrics and fall in … Continue reading

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Palace of Stone has Finally Arrived!

Ladies and gentlemen, the day has finally arrived: Palace of Stone!  Sequel to Princess Academy.  Which won the Newbery Honor.  Squeeeee! You can bet I’ll be running out to buy my copy as soon as I’m done typing, and I … Continue reading

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Sharpen Your Pencils, It’s Kindergarten Time!

I generally don’t like to stereotype, but this week as my daughter prepares to start Kindergarten I have morphed into the biggest stereotype of all: the emotional, sobbing mother who doesn’t want to let go.  Okay, I haven’t actually sobbed … Continue reading

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SCBWI Summer Conference Wrap-Up

I arrived home from the SCBWI Summer Conference inspired, yet exhausted. And perhaps with a bit of post-conference depression. After spending a week in such a social and supportive writing atmosphere, it can be a let-down to once again fire … Continue reading

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SCBWI Summer Conference, Here I Come!

I’ve been writing children’s literature for about ten years now, and I’ve have an amazing agent for the last four years.  We haven’t made our first sale yet, but I have faith it will happen if we keep trying, and … Continue reading

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