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Mar.04.2012
  In the last couple of weeks, I’ve had a lot of interaction, via social media and email, with people who are struggling with eating disorders. The time has come for us all to get righteously angry. Myself, I have moved past anger to that steel-eyed, axe-sharpening, calm place of volcanic...
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Feb.01.2011
I was talking to some friends last weekend about how much pain reviews can cause. Even the good ones can hurt because writers are mostly neurotic and we will find the phrase or the one word that is less than complimentary and then we obsess about that word until we’ve driven ourselves into a...
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Jan.27.2011
I am still playing catch-up with a few things (not helped by this morning’s -25 temperature), but am getting to the bottom of my to-do list. Here’s a Big Item. WINTERGIRLS is now available in the United Kingdom!!! Here’s a book trailer I made for our friends across the pond. http://www.youtube....
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Oct.05.2010
Speak Laurie Halse Anderson Young Adult and  Wintergirls Laurie Halse Anderson Young Adult I read both of these books back to back and did not give up on life entirely, which speaks highly to Anderson's talent as a writer. These are not easy reads. Speak, celebrating its 10th anniversary in...
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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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Aug.29.2010
Two quick reviews for you: Reading Rants weighs in on FORGE and WINTERGIRLS reviewed in Colorado. How did your writing go yesterday? Mine floooowed. Like creekwater after a thunderstorm. Sugar pouring from a blue china bowl. Like round hips swaying under a loose skirt to a hot salsa trumpet....
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Aug.29.2010
First – congrats to my friend David Macinnis Gill on the publication of his new book, BLACK HOLE SUN!! I got to read an early copy and here is what I said about it: “Black Hole Sun grabbed me by the throat and didn’t let go until the last page. In the best tradition of Heinlein and Firefly,...
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Aug.10.2010
Lots of people ask me how much influence authors have on their covers. The truth is (at least for me) not a lot. I have raised a few objections now and then and have always been patted gently on the head and told to leave these things to the experts and while I'm at it, go home and write...
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Apr.06.2010
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Apr.06.2010
(Announcement: I am preparing another vlog. What questions do you want answered? End of announcement) (And now we return to our regularly scheduled blog) Seriously? Sarah Hale is the answer to your Women's History month needs. Ask Bonnie Jacobs. What else do we have in here,..... ::rummages::...