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Firsts

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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One Year Ago Yesterday

On September 4, 2012, I was happy with the book I had written.  I believed in it enough that I decided it was time to start a blog and keep track of my journey toward authorhood.  I believed in …

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Five Reasons to Read It #11: INSIDE OUT & BACK AGAIN

I’m reading everything through a teacher-reader lens these days, since class will be in session on Wednesday.  Here’s another book that cries out to be included in any elementary or middle-school library. 
By T

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No Place Like Home

I spent the last week traveling with my husband and our small boy.  Our boy will be three in October, and this was his longest trip yet, both in terms of distance and duration.  We crossed the country and were …

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Five Reasons to Read It #10: PARCHED

In deciding which of my summer reads to write up next, I thought about all the teachers who, like me, are about to go back to school and are looking for great new literature to introduce in their classrooms.  Middle-school

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Five Reasons to Read It #9: THE WICKED AND THE JUST

I had the opportunity last week to sit down and talk with the author of this marvelous work of YA historical fiction.  She taught me how to pronounce all the Welsh names (emphasis on the penultimate syllable, people), and she …

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DEBUT! (Gesundheit.)

GROUNDED: THE ADVENTURES OF RAPUNZEL
By Megan Morrison
Tyme Co-Created by Megan Morrison and Ruth Virkus
Arthur A. Levine Books, Scholastic
Summer 2015

~*~

It’s hard to find the words for this post.  I’ve worked for a long time to …

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Pre-Post Post

I’ve been lazy about this blog, this summer.  But I haven’t been lazy in general.  Spending lots of time with my son has been paramount, and spending lots of time writing has taken a pretty close second.  Writing is going …

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My Little Reader

“Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!”

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, Betty Smith

My son will be three in October.  He loves to be read to.  He loves to memorize the

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Love and Marriage

The beginning of the book I’m working on is coming along. This particular story has a romantic bent, so I’m anxious to get to that part, but I know that it’s important not to rush there.  The anticipation of romance …

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