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60 Favorite Books From Your Childhood That Your Kids Should Read Now

My favorite picture of me from when I was a kid is me sitting on the bed, sucking my thumb, with a book open on my lap. I must have only been about two or three and yet that picture encapsulates the entirety of my life from that moment forward. I have never stopped loving …

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Winner of the Awesome

It’s time to Announce the Winner of the Autographed Copy of The Splendor Falls by Rosemary Clement-Moore. There were 88 comments in all. Holy moly, that’s whole lotta awesome, guys. Thanks for all the participation. I wish I had more books to give away. Well, I know why you’re reading this post… to find out …

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5 People I’d Beat Up

I’ve been thinking a lot about super powers lately. Yeah, I know that most of you probably don’t spend a lot of your spare time sitting around thinking about what you’d do if you had special powers. (Or maybe you do, and that’s why you’re here. In that case, wanna go for coffee? I’m buying.) …

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Self Doubt and Suckage

This writing thing’s a tough gig. You write a story–polish it until your eyes go crosseyed, and then query it to fabulous agents that you know can champion your book with the best of them. It’s all very exciting and fun-filled. But, then you wait…. …and you wait…. … and just when you thought you …

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WiP Wednesday #4

24105 / 65000 words. 37% done! I officially made it past the 20k mark in my book! I feel like that is such a milestone. It’s when the book kind of starts gluing itself together and revealing all it’s juicy secrets to you. You start to fall in love with all the right characters, and …

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WiP Wednesday #3

15046 / 65000 words. 23% done! Oh Snap!  Look at me! I hit the 15k word mark, and let’s face it, that just makes me a total pimp, right? I have been hard at work with good ‘ol Sketch McGee, and I love the twist the story has taken. Her super power has become more …

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Meet Sketch!

Okay, so in my mind… Sketch is so much cooler when she’s all cartoon character’d out. So I found this on the internet, played around to make it super sketch… and now I have her! I love her!  It’s so perfect! I just think this is total Sketch McGee. I have been writing like a …

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Work in Progress Wednesday #3

9088 / 80000 words. 11% done! Well,that isn’t too bad!  Despite the fact that I am apparently a crazy nutcase this week, I did actually get some writing done. Look at that!  It’s more than ten percent, so that makes me happy!  I really like where the story is going so far, too. I love …

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