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FORGE book tour – Week 1, part 1

Tweet First – apologies for not posting in the past week. Things have been crazy, wonderful and busy. Second – thank you, Garrison Keillor!!! I have been a huge fan of his forever and a long-time follower of his daily Writer’s Almanac feature. So you can imagine my thrill when I woke up this morning […]
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friday five

Tweet1. It is too cold to work up in the loft today (without firing up the furnace and burning gallons and gallons of fossil fuel), so BH built a fire in the fireplace in our bedroom and I am working there. 2. I can’t wait until I get through today’s pages and go to the […]
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3 for 01.02

TweetDaughter Stef heads up here for Christmas #3 in a few days and I am trying to polish the first act of my new YA in time for her to read it. (She is one of my trusty early readers because she doesn’t pull any punches with me.) So I have very little interesting to […]
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Good Yule!

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Friday 5

TweetWhat’s something that’s hanging from your ceiling? A small glass star, filled with wishes. What’s something that’s hanging on your wall? A poem by Louis Erdrich. (scroll to May 29th.) What’s something that’s hanging in your closet? Enough sweatshirts to get me through the winter. What’s hanging from your rear-view mirror? (for those without cars, […]
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Leopard Pounce

TweetI have a confession to make. Our family is Mixed. Yep. Half of us (two out of four kids, my first husband and his wife) support the Dark Side.** The rest of us (the other two kids, BH, & me) choose to live in The Light. Two additional family members- my ex’s stepson Alex (who […]
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a five of fridays

TweetI am a huge word geek (show love for the linguistics majors, my friends) and one of my favorite things is collective nouns. So I am all over this Friday Five: What would be a good collective name for your family, as in “A _____ of Joneses?” We are a hug of Halse-Anderson-Larrabees. What would […]
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Time to rock the cupcakes

TweetDo you know this song? Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na! (shunka-shunka-shunka-shunka) Da-na-na-na-na-na-na-na! (shunka-shunka-shunka-shunka) Still don’t know? Play this: That’s right – it’s my birthday, which is a National Holiday here in the forest. I proclaim that this day shall be celebrated by writing for fun, reading new books, eating popcorn and pumpkin ice cream, and singing loudly. SINGING VERY […]
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Inspiration, revision truths, and silliness

TweetThis is a revision weekend. I’m actually excited about it, though I am feeling a little confused about a scene that I know should be in the book, but since I changed some things, I cannot figure out where to put it. Paging the Muse, paging the Muse, clean up in aisle three… I had […]
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Fill in the blank, please

TweetOne of my kids recently said, “Life is too short to wear fake diamonds.” That got me to thinking: what else is life too short for? I am starting a list for myself: Life is too short to watch American Idol. Life is too short to finish reading books you don’t like by Chapter Four. […]
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