Giveaway Winner!

By Posted in - General on March 30th, 2013 1 Comments

Congratulations to Holly Bazan! (Hi, Holly!)

who left this comment:

The Saturday before Easter, Grandma June drove all of us kiddos to county roads and handed us large lawn and leaf bags before we hopped out of the …

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This is How We Do It

By Posted in - General on March 15th, 2013 7 Comments

There’s this pervasive and dangerous myth that those of us who write and blog and maybe speak and travel and post photos of our kids doing cute things are somehow doing all those things at …

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Why We Write

By Posted in - General on February 21st, 2013 7 Comments

A writer friend came over yesterday. She’s written a novel. She brought over a fat, beautiful binder full of pages, full of story, and I can’t wait to read it.

We talked about publication and agents …

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Anti-Frantic

By Posted in - General on January 25th, 2013 26 Comments

I think I’ve been in a hurry for almost seven years. In January of 2006, I found out I was pregnant with Henry. Later that week, I was offered a contract to write Cold Tangerines. …

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The Push & the Permission

By Posted in - General on January 14th, 2013 15 Comments

First, thank you, thank you, thank you for your kindness and grace and encouragement. It happens every time: when I take a deep breath and tell the truth about myself–the scary-wild-unruly truth–what I find along …

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2013

By Posted in - General on January 7th, 2013 5 Comments

Happy New Year! As always, we’re starting our new year routines about a week late, because we were away with my family, leaving on Christmas morning and just returning Friday night.

We’ve been visiting the same …

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Bookplate Update

By Posted in - General on December 20th, 2012 3 Comments

You all are awesome! We’ve been totally and very pleasantly surprised by all the bookplate requests. I go to the PO Box every single day, and then I send out a big stack later that …

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Words from Friends

By Posted in - General on December 19th, 2012 3 Comments

One of the things I’m most thankful for this year is friendship, and specifically friendships with other writers. Sometimes you hear that writers can’t be friends with other writers, that we’re competing for readers and …

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