Monthly Archives: February 2011

Good Guy Vs. Bad Guy Vs. Guy Dressed in Grey

I write Contemporary YA (woot, woot, contemp YA), so you’d think I enjoy the quiet, subtle, literary story stripped of super flashy bells and whistles. And you’d be right. BUT, I must say…I also love a green witch defying gravity … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS

It happened.  It actually, finally happened. My book sold. I wish I had this awesome post here, but honestly, I don’t even know what to say.  I could write about everything that has led up to this moment, but come … Continue reading

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Half Full, I Tell You, Half Full!

If you asked me half full or half empty, I think I’d answer half empty.  But the other day I was thinking about this and realized that I’m actually more of an optimist.  A cautious optimist, perhaps, but nonetheless, an … Continue reading

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Fun Bloggy Stuff

Excitement is in the air!  *Polishes award to a brilliant shine*  Look, isn’t it stylish! Presented to me by the lovely Ghenet from All About Them Words (wanna know how to pronounce her name and read about other cool writing stuff? … Continue reading

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Sara Zarr at SCBWI-VALIDATION!

So,  most everyone has heard about Sara Zarr’s speech at SCBWI.  In case you haven’t…yeah, it was pretty great. I won’t give you a play by play because, well, that’s always kind of boring and besides, I didn’t take notes … Continue reading

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Lois Lowry at SCBWI Conference

Conference, networking, and social events seem to be challenging for most writers.  I mean, most of us seem to be introverts who hardly even talk to our family members, let alone strangers.  It struck me as funny and comforting when … Continue reading

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