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Wherein I Realize What a Two-Book Deal Really Means

Let me start by saying that this is a good thing. I’m not complaining about my super awesome book deal. I’m just panicking.


I took all the time in the world to write GROUNDED (the first book in the …



The Conversation Continues

Post by Megan

Annotated by Ruth


After our month in Minneapolis wherein neither of us turned out to be serial killers, Ruth and I went back to pursuing our own theatre interests: her in the twin cities, forging ahead



The Call (My first EMU’s Debuts post!)

I made my first contribution today to EMU’s Debuts, a group blog for debut authors represented by the Erin Murphy Literary Agency.  I’m so proud and excited to be part of this group of intelligent, supportive, and talented new



Fail Better

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.”
-Samuel Beckett

If a student writes a paper that earns a failing grade, should that student get another chance?  What about two more chances?  What about twelve more?



The Grand Illusion

Two nights ago, I was sitting on the couch in front of the fire, happy and secure.  My son was tucked into bed, sleeping soundly, and I was laughing with my best friend from college (who was visiting town) and …



Trick or Post

Somehow, I let two weeks vanish. I just realized that I haven’t posted in that long. And though I didn’t plan a post, here one is.

It’s Halloween.  My son wore his red jammies, devil horns, and a tail, and …



The Conversation Begins

Post by Ruth
Annotated by Megan


The first time I met Megan, she was stepping off the plane to live with me for a month. The plan was for her to get a temp job here in Minneapolis, and …



The 12-Year Conversation

A while back, I promised to introduce you to Ruth Virkus, the co-creator of Tyme (the series I’m writing).  It’s hard to be brief; there’s a lot to say.  So we’ve decided to break this introduction up into …



Slow and Somewhat Steady

My revision is due around the end of this year. In order to stay on track, I need to complete about 100 pages of revision each month.  September almost got the better of me; teaching responsibilities crowded in and pushed …




I was that parent at preschool this morning, snapping endless pictures of my son.  It’s his first day of school, and I want there to be a record.  Something tangible and permanent, something within my control.  He is out of …


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