Monthly Archives: November 2006

Cue the partridge in that pear tree

TweetMy least favorite part of Christmas – shopping – is done! ::dances in comfort with joy:: I loathe shopping, hate it, hate it, hate it. This is probably because I was raised by a woman (hi Mom) who loves it. My mother was born to shop. She has a special shopping gait – when she […]
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Scribble, scribble

TweetThanksgiving was the best ever in my whole life. Details to come when I get a photo to share with youse guys. Today I’m off to the library to write, then off to the gym where, while sweating, I will figure out the next chapter. While I am otherwise engaged, I figured the time had […]
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We can all thank Sarah Josepha Hale

TweetHAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! (best. holiday. ever.)
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Guess who is hosting Thanksgiving?

Tweet::picking up:: ::dusting:: ::sneezing:: ::vacuuming:: ::painting:: (pause for mournful moment) ::shopping:: ::searching for tablecloth:: ::etc.:: ::etc.:: ::etc.::
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WIP update and burglars and challenge news

TweetThank you to everyone for the amazing song selections for Melinda and SPEAK. Next week I’ll ask about CATALYST, so start thinking! (Note to self: finish note to Theo about website update.) I have been hammering away on the WIP despite the best attempts of the universe to interfere. My mom wound up with a […]
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Publishing young does not equal happiness

TweetJust ask Ned Vizzini.
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Music for Melinda Sordino

TweetHey there, guys. This has to be one of those weeks when I turn off the Internet and beat my head on my WIP manuscript in the hopes that some words will leak out of my forehead and onto the page. In fact, the rest of the year is going to be that, with time […]
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Cool award for YA librarians!

TweetThis announcement about the Sagebrush Award is passed along courtesy of ALAN: “Did you bring books and young adults together this past year? Did you encourage the development of life-long reading habits? Are you a personal member of the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)? Then you’re eligible to apply for the Sagebrush Award! Not […]
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More coffee, honey… I’m begging

TweetI have a confession to make. My name is Laurie and I am a political junkie. Reformed political junkie. When I was a reporter, I spent several fascinating nights at various county headquarters, covering races for President and Congress and school board and dog catcher. When I left the paper, I worked as a campaign […]
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Best day of the year

TweetBH and I voted at 8am this morning, in our town hall, in a small room filled with cheerful volunteers. The left side of the room was Precinct #1 and the right side was Precinct #2. It was probably the last time I’ll have a chance to use the old-fashioned voting machines, with levers and […]
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