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Hiatus Is Over

Well, kids, summer is just about over, and I am *this* close to finishing a rough draft of my next book. That’s just a draft, mind you, and I’m not above throwing it all away and starting over again. But … Continue reading

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Blog Interviews

Thanks to the lovely Jaskirat for posting an interview with me over at her blog. Check it out. I also did an interview over at Safari Poet, a brilliant blog chock full of book news, interviews, and reviews. You can even win … Continue reading

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Book Readers

The best thing about writing a book is hearing from readers. I luuuurve to talk about books with anyone who will participate in the conversation. And there’s a lot of conversation out there. I can’t believe I just discovered book … Continue reading

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Videos

I’m doing a little series of videos (produced by one of the most talented professional communicators out there, the lovely Anita Boeira). I’ll be answering questions about writing, reading, and probably The Jersey Shore. What do you want to know? What … Continue reading

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Spring Semester 2011–> Done

The Good: Final exams and papers are all graded! The Bad: I feel brain dead. The Good: Spring term is officially over. The Bad: Summer term started yesterday. The Good: I have some time to recover before my summer class … Continue reading

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In Which I’m an Idiot

I just learned that a flash mob is not a mob of naked people. I’m not sure where I came up with that definition, but that’s what I thought. Imagine my surprise when I found out the students at the … Continue reading

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Where Do Writing Ideas Come From?

So a lot of people ask writers where the ideas come from. I can’t speak for all writers, but for me, the ideas—the good ones, the ones I want to pursue—come from questions I can’t answer. Everything springs forth from … Continue reading

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I Give This Topic Two Stars (Or Maybe Twenty-Seven)

I’m a big Goodreads user; I would not even consider reading a book before I put it on my virtual currently-reading shelf. I set reading goals and meticulously keep track of what I’ve read and what I liked (or disliked) … Continue reading

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Crisis Mode

I’m really bad in emergencies. I’m the person who starts running around in circles and asking irrelevant questions about family history of heat rash while someone bleeds to death in front of me. Case in point: I once came upon a … Continue reading

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Fudge: The Midlife Crisis Years

I first read a library copy of Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume when I was in second or third grade. I adored it. I managed to get a hold of my very own copy of Superfudge … Continue reading

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