Monthly Archives: November 2005

PROM in Texas

TweetThe Young Adult Round Table of the Texas Library Association included PROM on their 2006-2007 Tayshas Reading List. Thank you! Check out the discussion of the SPEAK movie on IMDB. Recent posts have discussed the commentary that director Jessica Sharzer and I did for the DVD. It’s fun to read them. I spent a boring, […]
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Were you born today?

TweetToday is the birthday of both C.S. Lewis and Louisa May Alcott. Not too shabby. I am taking both of my parents to the doctor this morning. The wind is howling. Must remember to tie a rope around Mother’s waist so she doesn’t blow away. The wind wouldn’t dare touch my dad. When they are […]
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SPEAK wallpaper & Shannara question

TweetLet the final revisions begin! Before I dive back into the manuscript, I thought you’d like to know about the very cool SPEAK wallpaper that my Web God, theoblack designed. He is the best Web God ever, I swear. We hope you enjoy. If you reproduce the wallpaper any place besides your computer, please be […]
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Last NCTE photos

TweetI am so bloated with pie and stuffing I can barely reach the keyboard. God, I love Thanksgiving! Ours was relatively small and quiet – it was the first time we had an Official Boyfriend at the table, and the first time I ate T’giving dinner with my parents in 22 years, so yeah, I […]
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Grateful

TweetAlong with being thankful for traditional things like my family, friends, not being dead, pie, books, pie, college basketball, and pie, I am also thankful for these things: 1. The gentle snow that is falling right now. 2. The mug of tea at my left elbow. 3. Lunch with Meredith yesterday. 4. The people who […]
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Slightly infected Sunday

TweetI’m not sure if this is the Great Cold of Schenectady, Part II, or some new-fangled Pittsburgh bug, but the symptoms hit again Sunday. I do not feel like death, but I have that hesitant, lurking feeling, like a viral stalker is hiding behind the potted plants, waiting for me to stop drinking fluids so […]
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Saturday night parties

TweetA glorious day of rest! Slept in, ate a sloooow breakfast, talked with Beth the Best Girl Friend, talked some more, talked, talked (you see where I’m going here) drank tea, talked, etc. This was all recovery from last night’s fun: a nice dinner and party that flew by way too fast. OK, maybe not […]
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NCTE fun

TweetYou know the best way to travel to the National Council of Teachers of English conference? Drive 7.5 hours to Pittsburgh with your best girlfriend in the car. BGF (aka Beth the College Professor) and I have not had the chance to talk our fool heads off in way too long, so that’s what we […]
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OK, so I lied

TweetI wasn’t going to post this week, but I just read this article about the 50% college drop-out rate. I have been ranting about this for years, and it was a major motivation for the writing of CATALYST. We are very good at getting kids into college in America. We suck at preparing them to […]
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NCTE Schedule

TweetI am taking this week off from LJ updates to focus on my revisions. I’ll check back in here around Thanksgiving. On Friday, I leave for Pittsburgh for the National Council of Teachers of English annual conference. This is one of my very favorite conferences to attend and I am stoked. If you see me […]
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