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Writer

Am I a Writer with a capital W or a lowercase one, written in pencil?   PS For those of you who have no idea what this is about: I decided to transcribe some of the poems and ideas I wrote in … Continue reading






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Freeflow

Why do the words flow freer when I’m tired When I’m half asleep Body aching, footsore from a long day of mothering.   Children clinging to my legs, wanting me closer, closer Though my mind wanders, my heart stays with … Continue reading






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If I knew

If I knew what you meant to her, It wouldn’t have happened that way. I would’ve gone without you to another land to another place.   Instead I stayed, and we were never apart. But we should’ve been.   (Like … Continue reading






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Waves

(This poem is inspired by a character in one of my manuscripts. but I probably will not use it since her backstory has changed…) The night was black, and the the ocean pounded, pounded, pounded agains the rocks. My father … Continue reading






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In My Heart I Am a Poet

As promised last week, here is one of the poems from my little purple notebook. In my heart, I am a poet. But the words won’t come        when bidden. They come in the night when the world … Continue reading






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Little Purple Notebook

Sometimes when I’m tired, sentences pop into my head. I scribble them down in a little purple notebook that I keep by my bedside. Mostly they are story ideas that may or may not go anywhere, or ideas for solving a … Continue reading






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Banned Book Week Discussion

Hi Everyone! I’m going to be participating in a discussion about banned books as part of Banned Book Week Discussion at Falmouth Public Library. The other speakers will include: author I.W. Gregorio (Ilene Wong), Stephanie Seales, and Sara Hines from … Continue reading






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What’s Amitha up to?

Hi everyone! It’s been a long while since my last blog post. I’ve been busy this summer with my family, my writing projects, and my volunteer projects. My family’s been busy this summer, going to museums, the beach, hanging out … Continue reading






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Links from the #NESCBWI16 disability panel

As promised, here are links from the panel on writing disability with author Padma Venkatraman, librarian Carrie Banks (loved this video where she speaks about her library!): Books recommended by Padma and Carrie: A Time To Dance by Padma Venkatraman Including Families of Children with … Continue reading






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Links from My Part-Time Writer, Full-Time Mom #NESCBWI16 Talk

For those of you who attended (and those of you who didn’t!), here are the links I included in the handout at my Part Time Writer, Full Time Mom workshop this past weekend. Some of these I mentioned specifically in the … Continue reading






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