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Dashka's Latest Blogs

Nov.11.2013 - 4:50 pm
I first met Tim McCanna at an SCBWI conference in 2011. Back then he was an aspiring children's book author and a heck of a nice guy. Now he's still a heck of a nice...
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Nov.11.2013 - 4:46 pm
My novel for adults, The Wishing Box, has had two lives. It got great reviews when it came out in 2000, including being named as one of the best books of the year...
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Sep.24.2013 - 4:01 pm
Tim Myers is a terrific writer, teacher and storyteller. I was a huge fan of his best-selling book Basho and the Fox for many years before I met him in person. When...
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Sep.03.2013 - 12:59 pm
Periodically I hear from former students who are wondering how to find critique partners. Often, they've tried SCBWI but found there's a long waiting list. Or they were in a...
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Comments from Dashka

Nov.28.2012 - 2:23 pm
In response to: Favorite Gift Book
  Dangerously Ever After, by Dashka Slater http://redroom.com/member/dashka-slater/books/dangerously-ever-after 2...
Jul.12.2010 - 9:38 pm
In response to: Why We Do This Stuff -- A Reminder
Thanks so much for being so generous with information! It's very strange to be launching a book again, ten years after...
Jul.12.2010 - 5:16 pm
In response to: Why We Do This Stuff -- A Reminder
Thanks Chris for lighting the fire. My novel, THE WISHING BOX, has been released in digital versions (Kindle, Nook, etc...
Jul.05.2010 - 3:59 pm
In response to: At Least My Books Aren't Driving People to Suicide
Most of us who write don't feel we have any choice in the matter. But maybe we should all just be keeping our...
Apr.06.2010 - 10:52 am
In response to: Yoga and Writing, Together Again
We always talk about taking the retreat to new venues, so who knows, maybe we'll do one in Taiwan some day...