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laurie-halse-anderson's picture
May.20.2010
The MORE half-marathon was a blast, despite several hours of torrential downpours. We ran. We conquered. We got our bling! (More pics of the race.) I'm headed to catch the train home. When I get there, I'll be participating in a Second Life Virtual Author Visit from 8 - 9 pm EST. Details: Hang...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
May.20.2010
::cues drummers:: Are you ready for my BIG NEWS?CHAINS has made the shortlist for the Carnegie Medal in the United Kingdom!! This is officially a Big Freaking Deal. As in, I hyperventilated when I heard. The Carnegie is the equivalent of the Newbery Award in the UK. Take a look at the other authors...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
May.20.2010
So I'm in NYC now for a mixture of business and fun. Today I'll be at the offices of Simon & Schuster, tomorrow I'll be at Penguin, Saturday is a research/family day and Sunday I'll be running a half-marathon in Central Park. Monday I limp home. I have a camera with me. What do you want me to...
christopher-cudworth's picture
May.05.2010
As a scrawny but tough middle distance runner in high school, I led our team to its first conference title as a sophomore. But then my father decided our family should move to another town, which meant a transfer, new friends, and an all new cross country team at a different school. Fortunately I...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Apr.21.2010
On April 9, 2010 I posted all the questions that I had either been asked or I was asking myself prior to running the Boston Marathon for the first time.  My conclusion and the only answer I could give at that point was “I don’t know.”  I completed the 114th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 19, 2010...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Apr.09.2010
As the Boston Marathon looms just 10 days away, people eager to cheer me on have posed many a question.  They are different than the questions that are rolling around my brain, but for all the answer remains the same.  You see, I’ve run one, that is right, one marathon in my life, and for some...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Mar.20.2010
For me and many other writers, the hardest thing about writing isn’t putting pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, it’s submitting your work and waiting for an answer.  A good percent of the time it ends in rejection.  Or even worse, you hear nothing, nil, nada.  Take it from me, no response is...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Mar.15.2010
Five weeks and counting until the Boston Marathon.  Here is my playlist developed to keep me entertained on the long road ahead.  Themes: Boston, turning fifty, feeling good and looking good.  Enjoy!  Beantown Bounce - David Borgo        I'm on My Way - The Proclaimers The Route That I Took - The...
kelly-tweeddale's picture
Feb.20.2010
It started with a New York Times article I read in 2007 titled “See Jane Run. See Her Run Faster and Faster.”  Writer Gina Kolata wrote a thought-provoking article about what happened when her son asked her if she ran just to run or did she have a purpose in mind.  As she attempted to answer that...
keith-pyeatt's picture
Jan.25.2010
About five months ago, I was cooling down from a run on the treadmill, trying to keep my energy up, and I began clapping to a song playing on my iPod. To my surprise and amusement, our Siberian Husky, Tripp, howled along with my clapping. I thought it might be a one-time thing, so I rushed into my...