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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

Jan.11.2009 - 9:41 pm
In response to: What Happened, How he Died
Just seeing all the posts, I'm struck by how many people are holding you close to them right now. Thank you for a...
Jul.20.2008 - 10:06 pm
In response to: But Enough About Me, What Do You Think About Me?
Hello Chris, out there on the East Coast somewhere. How sweet of you to track me down and post a comment, thereby...
May.02.2008 - 1:41 pm
In response to: Demented Squirrel
No, the squirrel never got the sheet, but I saw him a few days later --- or her --- sleeping on the branch of the tree...
May.02.2008 - 1:34 pm
In response to: We Are Not As Smart as Squirrels
My father always called them rats with fluffy tails -- and he's right. But the tails make a big difference --- they...
Apr.07.2008 - 7:33 pm
In response to: Demented Squirrel
Hi Belle, You just proved that someone actually reads these things. How exciting! Especially because I was looking at...