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Mommy Read it Again: Limelight Larry Deserves the Spotlight

This week, I wanted to spotlight one of my two-year-old’s favorite books from the library this past month: Limelight Larry by Leigh Hodgkinson Limelight Larry features a hilarious, self-centered peacock who is excited to have a book all about HIM! … Continue reading

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Agent News and a Silly Goose

First things first, I have news on the writing front: I have an agent! I’m now being represented by the Sheldon Fogelman Agency. Very exciting! It’s been a while since one of my Friday Library Trip posts, so I thought … Continue reading

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Medical Fiction Question #3: A Question So Easy a Brain Surgeon Could Answer It (Oh Wait…)

Q: (edited to remove specifics about the manuscript) In the book my one lead character – a Brain surgeon – will be performing two major surgeries during the life of the book, one on [an animal], and the other she … Continue reading

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Friday Library Trip: Toddler Picks and Mommy Picks

I’m beginning to notice that the toddler likes to pick books that have something familiar about them or are about one of her favorite topics. This week’s Toddler Picks: That’s Not My Train by Fiona Watt (author) and Rachel Wells … Continue reading

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Friday Library Trip: From Boat to Beach and Back Again

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts. We’ve read a ton of books in the interim, (and actually we go to the library on Thursdays now, but oh well). Here are a few favorites: Tugga-Tugga Tugboat … Continue reading

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Friday Library Trip: Duck, Duck, Fish!

My one-year-old and I went on another trip to the library today! Today I let her do all the choosing. But before we get to the books from the library, here’s a book we purchased last week: Ducks Go Vroom … Continue reading

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Friday Library Trip: Mommy’s picks and Baby’s picks

My 1-year-old and I went to the library today. She ran around, choosing books at random, while I went through and looked at them carefully. Eventually, she sat and flipped through a few of the books she had strewn on … Continue reading

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How to Form Your Own Critique Group: Step #3

Now that you’ve planned out your group and advertised for members, what’s next? Step #3: Selecting Members Once you have a bunch of people interested in your group, how do you select members? At first you may not need to … Continue reading

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How to Form Your Own Critique Group: Step #2

Now that you’ve planned out your group, what’s next? Step #2: Finding Members If you are already part of a large writing group, it may not be too hard to find people to join your group. The now fairly well … Continue reading

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How to Form Your Own Critique Group: Step #1

As many of you know, I’m the leader of a fabulous five-person critique group called Courtyard Critiques (including Peta and Livia). Many writers are reticent to join a writing group, but for me the experience has been wonderful. Maybe someday … Continue reading

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