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Year’s End in the Forest

Tweet Things have been a-hopping in the Forest for the past week as we’ve been enjoying all kinds of family gatherings and celebrations. We hung eleven stockings by the chimney with care (including one for each dog). No, the chickens did not get stockings. However I decorated their coop with big red bows and made […]
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TweetYou know what we sing on this day in the Forest, dear friends….::cues Ringo on drums, John on the guitar::DA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA–NA–NA!shooka-shooka-shookaDA-NA-NA-NA-NA-NA–NA–NA!shooka-shooka-shookaI SAY IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!Yep. LOTS of candles on this one; too many to count. Guess this means I should be getting smarter any day now, right? I am the birthday girl on the right; turning two years old and looking […]
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When great things happen to great writers who are also my friends

TweetHUZZAH! HUZZAH! HUZZAH!The National Book Award Finalists have been announced. The finalists in the Young People’s Literature category are: Deborah Heiligman, Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith (Henry Holt) Phillip Hoose, Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice (Farrar, Straus and Giroux) David Small, Stitches (W. W. Norton & Co.) Laini Taylor, Lips Touch: Three […]
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Halfway through the garden

TweetIf you’ve been following me on Facebook or Twitter the past week, you’ve noticed I’ve spent a ridiculous amount of time in the garden. What’s up with that? It’s my therapy. After the insane amount of travel the past six months, my brain is fried and my soul is tattered. There was no earthly way […]
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