Tag Archives: running

Birthdays, Marathon Running, and Life

Tweet This time last year I turned 49 years old – a few weeks after our youngest kid went to college and in the middle of the FORGE book tour. Immediately I started to think about what it would mean to turn 50. In the decade between my 40th and 50th birthdays, I wrote and […]
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I will

TweetThis October I’ll be turning 50 years old. I am using this as my excuse for just about anything and everything these days. One of the things I decided around New Year’s was to give myself permission to exercise as much as I want all year. I adore working out but often allow other commitments […]
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Hey, Big Apple!

Tweet I am coming to New York City!! On Sunday, March 20 at 4pm, I’ll be speaking at Symphony Space. I am VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS!!!!!! (so excited, I find myself pounding the caps lock and spitting out exclamation marks!!!!!!!!!) It gets better. I will be chatting with the One, the Only, Maureen Johnson, who […]
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WFMAD Day 17 – Rocky writing

Tweet Not writing on a rocky shore. Or rocky writing that is the despair of editors, or drives you to a vat of Rocky Road ice cream. I’m thinking about my favorite Rocky. This guy. I’m thinking of him a lot these days because I’ve stepped up my training. I’m now running three days a […]
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Roadtrip to hang out with me!!

TweetMy friends Ellen Yeomans and her husband Chris Arnold lost their daughter Paige to leukemia in 1994, just before she was due to start third grade. Frankly, I don’t know how they found the strength to go on after that. But they are amazing people. They did not simply find a way to live. They found […]
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Meet Me at Second Life – TONIGHT!

TweetThe MORE half-marathon was a blast, despite several hours of torrential downpours. We ran. We conquered.We got our bling!(More pics of the race.)I’m headed to catch the train home. When I get there, I’ll be participating in a Second Life Virtual Author Visit from 8 – 9 pm EST.Details:Hang with Laurie: Virtual Author Visit with Laurie […]
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Can You Stand Even More Excitement?!

Tweet::cues drummers::Are you ready for my BIG NEWS?CHAINS has made the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal in the United Kingdom!!This is officially a Big Freaking Deal. As in, I hyperventilated when I heard. The Carnegie is the equivalent of the Newbery Award in the UK. Take a look at the other authors on the list. […]
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Big Apple

TweetSo I’m in NYC now for a mixture of business and fun. Today I’ll be at the offices of Simon & Schuster, tomorrow I’ll be at Penguin, Saturday is a research/family day and Sunday I’ll be running a half-marathon in Central Park.Monday I limp home.I have a camera with me. What do you want me to […]
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Turkey Stuffed & NaNoWriMo idea

TweetDid you have a great Thanksgiving? We sure did. Three-quarters of our brood made it to dinner and the missing offspring beamed in for a long Skype visit before we ate. About half of the family made it to the annual Turkey Trot 5K we ran in. Of course we wore our cool custom shirts. […]
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running forward

TweetMany, many thanks to everyone for the kind notes and condolences for my sister and her family. They are muddling through the best they can, and the love of others sure makes a big difference. It was actually very nice to have work as a distraction. So I am drawing the curtain across the lingering […]
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