Blog about the blog

Okay, I’m staring at a large number of “waiting for moderator” comments, so in the interest of life being short and not wanting to keep you waiting till graduation, i’m going to post a lot of them over the weekend, but will have to answer your questions here instead of individually. Most of the recent…

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Holiday Wishes

Happiest of holidays to all!! I hope yours is filled with laughter and love! (and chocolate. ;o) Thank you to everyone who gave suggestions for the last Willow Falls book in the previous post. It’s almost done and I’m pretty sure I was able to get everything in. Keep ’em coming for the next few…

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Help with next book…

UPDATE: 2 more days of bidding to raise money for those in need from hurricane Sandy in NJ..Over 200 signed & personalized books from your favorite authors. This is my listing for the Candymakers. Pi in the Sky is off to proofreading! That means no more last-minute changes on my part. That’s always the toughest…

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Autumn news & calling all moms and daughters…

Calling all Mother-Daughter Book Clubs!! 11 Birthdays is a featured book in Scholastic’s Mother-Daughter book club this month. They have a lot of fun activities and a contest for a free skype for any clubs who would like to use the book. Below is a Sneak Peek at the cover for Pi in the Sky.…

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Enjoying the Dog Days of Summer

Why is it no one ever says the Cat Days of Summer? But putting aside my preference toward cats, I was interested to learn that the phrase originally stemmed from Ancient Rome. The hottest days of summer coincided with the rise of Sirius, the Dog Star. It was believed the added “shine” made it hotter.…

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Beauty and the Beast, not just a Disney movie

I have lots of notes for a real blog post, but it will have to wait till I hand in the revisions for PI IN THE SKY, due in a week. So until then I just wanted to share this picture of a lovely cardboard display that a friend of mine snapped at his local…

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Happy Pi Day!

I hope everyone had a piece of pie to celebrate Pi Day! (3-14)! I’m still hard at work on PI IN THE SKY, but it’s getting there! It should be out next spring. In fact, I have to get back to writing even though it’s almost midnight! No rest for the writer on deadline! 🙂…

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Leap on with LEAP DAY, the book!

Another February 29th is coming ’round the bend! I’m feeling nostalgic over my second book, LEAP DAY. I really loved writing this book even though the characters are older than what I usually write (the book is for kids 12 and up because the main character is 16). I wrote it mostly over the spring…

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1st Twice Upon a Time book out now

Hi all! Excited to announce that the first book in the re-released Twice upon a Time series is out now. I had so much fun setting them in medieval times and adding a dose of fairy tale magic and humor. It was also a great chance to give the prince a chance to tell his…

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