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Weird fish/shrimp/lobster analogies that may or may not make sense and why I’m okay if somebody hates my book

I hate shrimp. And lobster. And fish. And crab. And well, basically anything that comes from the sea.  And I have absolutely no reason for hating it. -I’m not allergic to seafood (not really, once I got black spots on … Continue reading

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Tomorrow I will Stare at a Blank Page . . .

I just sent the first draft of book 2 to my editor.  So, I have some time to kill before I hear back from her and get editorial notes and begin rewriting and revising.  It is thrilling, in a way, … Continue reading

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The New Year Post

I’m not a naturally peppy person, but I have to admit, there’s been an insane amount of exclamation points, giggling, and good crying this year.  Which is nauseating even to me, but, what can I say.  It’s true. Because during … Continue reading

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Long Live Ms. X-that Miserable Ol’ Bat!

The year I won a district wide creative writing contest in the fourth grade was awesome.  I truly thought I was the shit because it was open to 4-6 graders and there was an official phone call home and an … Continue reading

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My Wonder Years/Stand By Me Moments

Yesterday, I observed my dad and sister whispering back and forth to each other.  I also noticed how they suddenly stopped, the way people do when they’re talking about you, whenever I got close. I knew something was up but … Continue reading

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The Barometer

I grew up in a blue collar neighborhood.  My dad left super early in the morning, drove a truck all day, and made his way back from the city to the suburbs of Long Island well into late evening.  He … Continue reading

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School’s Out for Summer!

I am a creature of habit.   If we go to a restaurant, I usually order the same thing.  I park in the same parking spots.  I order the same coffee.  And I wear the same pair of socks every day … Continue reading

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