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The UK Responds to WINTERGIRLS

Tweet I was talking to some friends last weekend about how much pain reviews can cause. Even the good ones can hurt because writers are mostly neurotic and we will find the phrase or the one word that is less than complimentary and then we obsess about that word until we’ve driven ourselves into a […]
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Knocking off the rust

Tweet I feel like my blogging skills have gotten a bit rusty since the book tour. Sorry about that, friends. I promise to try harder. Sometimes the problem is that the kind of thoughts that I want to put into a blog post feel like they will need hours of writing and shaping, and then […]
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Snowy Day

Tweet We got a not-fully-anticipated 2 feet of snow late yesterday and last night. No, the schools in my town were not closed. They didn’t even open late.             I headed out to the cottage when it was still dark out, so I didn’t realize how beautiful it was outside. […]
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Finding Light in the Winter Bleakness of Rejection

Tweet As we approach Winter Solstice and Christmas (and just enjoyed Hannukah), your thoughts are likely drawn to the way we crave light in the darkness. If you are a writer, this means your thoughts drift to rejection. I wrote a guest blog post on how to triage rejection pain over at The Debutante Ball. […]
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Best Intentions

Tweet Remember when I used to blog? A lot? Well. I got out of the blogging habit during the FORGE booktour! ARGH! I’m sorry! I miss you guys! So I am trying to get back into the habit. Right now. I think one of the things that has been holding me back (other than catching […]
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The Community That Speaks and Listens

Tweet I baked on Monday night. It was a shocking event. When my kids were little, I used to bake a lot, but as life got busy, it slipped off the priority list. But the writer’s group was coming to my house on Tuesday, and I wanted to do something nice. Why did I make […]
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Lightning Round

Tweet   The clock is ticking ever closer to the start of the FORGE book tour, and the available hours to get everything done by then are becoming perilously few. So I am going to turn this blog into a lightning round. Ready? Last week: the Scroggins book banning kerfuffle. Lots of interviews. Said “Scroggins” […]
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What is book tour really like?

Tweet A few book tour questions came in last week: How does the tour work exactly? Are you responsible for paying for everything or does the publisher do that? Do you drive everywhere yourself or take planes? The upcoming FORGE tour will be my fifth book tour in six years. (This could be why I […]
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WFMAD Day 30 – your time is your currency

TweetMy friend Susan Campbell Bartoletti has a new book out: They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group. You should buy it and read it. Five reviewing publications have given it stars (so far). Sue has written a fascinating account of her research trip to Arkansas to attend a KKK Congress. […]
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WFMAD Day 15 – Better Late Than Never

Tweet I’m late. I know. I should probably hang my head in shame. But I’m not going to. Our weekend was filled with camping with friends and then today we had some family stuff that took up most of the day, which was way longer than I thought it would. I don’t regret one second. […]
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