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BEA round-up

Tweet Three days breathing Javitz Center air have left me feeling a little delirious. But before I self-medicate by planting flowers and working out at the gym, let me share a few BEA pics with you. (pic from Mitali Perkins Twitter feed) Mitali Perkins, Jennifer Donnelly and I did a good job representing YA books […]
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Instead of writing a blog today…

TweetI’ll be busy at the New York SLMS conference, hanging with awesome librarians, and (rumor has it) picking up the Knickbocker Award, which I am stoked about. Details and pics later, I promise. Be sure to squeeze in some poetry today and make time to hug a librarian!!!!
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Philly-bound!

TweetI revised all weekend. What about you? If you are working on NaNoWriMo or just putting pedal to the medal to finish a draft, you might want to read the Tips on Writer’s Block I wrote for the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program. Because of the intense revision schedule I’m on, I need to issue a […]
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NESCBWI Recap and Wings

TweetWow! Those New Englanders know how to do it! BH and I spent a high-energy weekend at the New England chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writer’s and Illustrator’s” conference. It was HUUUUUUUGGGGGEE!. I think someone said there were 550 people there. Amazing. And incredibly well-organized. They even had vegan lunches for people who […]
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Foggy Lincoln morn

TweetI am writing this in the Springfield, IL airport, which is wrapped in fog so thick the planes can’t land or take off. Yesterday was a crazy busy wonderful day at one of the best state reading/English teacher conferences I have ever been privileged to attend. Thank you to everyone in IL who greeted me […]
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Starting to rub the sticks together

TweetI am in Burlington VT, taking a break from chapter 20, to say how exciting it is to be here at the Kindling Words retreat! There are old friends here, and people I’ve been looking forward to meet. Oh, and there is food. No, not your typical rubber chicken fare. This retreat is held at […]
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polishing presentation, packing for take-off

TweetBy this time tomorrow, I’ll be on my way to Kindling Words. I have about 48 hours of work to do before I leave. It’s going to be a long day. Re: Heath Ledger. So very sad, so awful for his loved ones. I am syndicating this blog to Amazon Connect. It’s a terrific idea, […]
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Quick Thursday

TweetQuick thoughts: A 6am diner breakfast with my dad is a nice way to start the day. Sarah Dessen’s North Carolina Tar Heels basketball team is still dominating. Sadly. But my Hoyas don’t completely suck. Yesterday’s run was long, slow, and lovely. And I woke up with a sore right knee. I checked the mileage […]
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Final ALAN pics, thoughts & NYC observations

TweetI would like to say for the record that I am not a workaholic. Even though I am posting this on Thanksgiving morning, I am not crazy. We celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday so that various offspring could climb over to other branches on the family tree today. BH and I and the kids were going to […]
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Author stalks other authors & teachers – photo evidence

TweetMostly pictures from yesterday in this entry – busy, busy morning!!!!
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