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Write 15 Minutes a Day Challenge (WFMAD) – Day Eleven

TweetWarning: cherry jam can be habit-forming. I am sneaking back to the orchard as soon as it opens for another fix. My works? A cherry pitter, clean glass jars, pectin, and a large vat of boiling water. I keep misspelling cherry as “cheery.” There is subtext in that, I think. Two recent blog bits saluted […]
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Give & Receive Goodies!!!

TweetI’m emerging briefly from the Cave of Revision (where I had a very nice epiphany yesterday, thank you, and now I’m pretty sure I know how to fix the part that wasn’t working in this story) to check the calendar. Note: there is a chance to win free books ahead, including a collectible first edition. […]
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My coffee cup runneth over

TweetI live a charmed life. There is no doubt. In the last 48 hours, friends of mine in the publishing world, in education, fellow writers, relatives, high school buddies, readers, and students getting by on ramen noodles have contributed a total of $1,100 to our race effort!!! That means we are already more than 20% […]
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Join Our Team (please, please, please)

TweetOMG, I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is better than oatmeal. This is better than an armful of library books. This is better than finishing a draft. My Beloved Husband and I are going to make a difference. We’ve joined the Team in Training, a kick-butt group that raises money for cancer research for the Leukemia […]
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Back at it

TweetChris Crutcher was wonderful last night, so inspiring when talking about his commitment to writing realistic stories of courage for teens, funny, and passionate about our freedom of expression. I took pictures, but the Internet and computer problems continue here at the Forest, so I can’t post them yet. Chris also read from DEADLINE, which […]
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Ta-da!

TweetDid you hear the trumpets blaring at 3:13pm yesterday afternoon? Of course, you did. But maybe you didn’t know what they were for. I turned in the revision of my historical novel. HUZZAH, GOOD PEOPLE, HUZZAH!!!! I started thinking about this novel in early 2004, just as I was finishing up PROM. I ran the […]
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