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pauline-rowson's picture
Oct.01.2012
A Killing Coast, the seventh in the DI Horton series is now available as an ebook published by Severn House.  Set on the South Coast of England, in the Solent area, Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, A Killing Coast was first published in hardcover in the UK in January 2012 and in the USA in...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Mar.01.2011
Twisted Laurie Halse Anderson young adult It's not brand-spanking new like Wintergirls, but Twisted is definitely worth a read. First, it is not a girl book. I'm very into boy books these days since I'm working on one. Go figure! And it's a real gem to find a boy book that deals with boy...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Dec.22.2010
December 22     Age and Death     When death was young It did its job cleanly no mincing about Now the uncertainty and old age tremble Leave the world filled with half dead zombies Living is less for the faltering of death I would rather be struck down swiftly with a scythe Than bludgeoned...
brandon-swarrow's picture
Oct.09.2010
Letter to my Shadow                                                                                      Swarrow Dear Blanket of Parasites, Why do you hover horizontally upon the wall at night as I lie awake in bed?  Though I must admit, it is simply fascinating how you suspend high above and...
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Oct.04.2010
Remember Risha Mullins, the nationally board certified English teacher who was hounded from her job in Kentucky last year? Risha has written about the entire episode. It will chill your blood. This is why we must continue to speak loudly.
laurie-halse-anderson's picture
Sep.29.2010
I baked on Monday night. It was a shocking event. When my kids were little, I used to bake a lot, but as life got busy, it slipped off the priority list. But the writer’s group was coming to my house on Tuesday, and I wanted to do something nice. Why did I make banana bread and apple brown betty...
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Dec.17.2009
My local paper ran an article yesterday about my reaction to the recent book challenges. The photographer who came up here to the Forest got a great shot of the magic window. (For the record, I just turned 48 years old, not 49. Geesh.) It is rare that the part of my brain that writes for teens has...
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Dec.08.2009
This one might seem obvious on the surface, but writers are very good at rationalizing and can come up with all kinds of logical-sounding reasons why they should ignore it. Three words. What. Happens. Next. Stories are supposed to flow like a river, not remain still while your character treads...
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Oct.15.2009
Wait, didn't we do this already? This time the setting is South Central Junior-Senior High School in Harrison County, IN where a parent is filing the paperwork to have TWISTED removed from the school. TWISTED was assigned in this parent's, Ms. Mathis, son's English class. An alternative book, THE ...
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Oct.15.2009
I didn't mean to alarm anyone by not posting for a week. Things have been a bit busy. Mostly with good stuff, but at such a fast pace I haven't had blogging time. First - A wee movie for your enjoyment. This turtle belongs to my daughter, OfficeMouse. When she got the turtle, it was smaller than a...