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Nov.25.2011
I have a series about a fourth grade boy named Bobby Ellis-Chan. His father is an ex-NFL football player turned SAHD (stay at home dad). So imagine my delight when I received a letter fromJason Sperber, a SAHD/blogger who ldentified with the dad in the books! We've become friends and not long ago...
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Nov.22.2011
  I am in an undisclosed location right now. (Hint: Sailing on the American Girl 25th Anniversary Cruise to the Carribbean.) However, through the magic of my Time Machine, here's an event that I took part in not long ago . . . I was invited to contribute to DEAR BULLY: 70 Authors Tell...
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Nov.17.2011
In case you can't tell by looking at me, I think libraries are awesome . . . When I was a kid, I used to play library. Um, I still do . . . (For you young folk out there, that's a library card that you sign and get stamped when you check out a book. This is pre-scanner, pre-computer, pre-e-books....
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Nov.14.2011
As you may know,my Peepand Ivisit lots of schools. Our latest wasThe Willows Community Schoolin Culver City, CA where we were greeted by librarian extraordinaire Cathy Leverkus. Then we breezed through security . . . We explored the library, and Peepy was faced with some very difficult questions...
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Nov.10.2011
Guess who's was, and will be, at Skylight books in Los Angeles? First Clue:Cecil Castellucci!!!! Yes, not only was it a book launch party for Cecil's latest novel, FIRST DAY ON EARTH -- but it was her birthday, too! And how does Miss Cecil celebrate her birthday? How about, by giving away present...
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Nov.07.2011
So then, when Ispoke to the PTAat Clairbourn School, they were gearing up for their Country Fair-themed book fair. I was invited back to check it out . . . The farm theme carried over to the library. Can you seePeepyhiding in the trees? And oh wait! Who's that with the sunglasses on? Hmmm, that...
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Nov.03.2011
University Speech and Saying "Thammasat Tantipinichwong" Nov. 3rd, 2011 at 12:38 AM Even though we were in Californiafor Halloween, via our Most Excellent Time Machine, we are nowback in Alabamafor another adventures. Yes!My Peepand I were invited to speak at the University of Alabama at...
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Oct.31.2011
I don't like really scary movies. But I do like sorta creepy things. That's why I loved Miss Perigrine's Home for Peculiar Children . . . It was written by sandwich-eating, foot-wiggling Ransom Riggs . . .   Speaking of creepy cool, recently a totally creepy cool place opened across...
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Oct.27.2011
Lemme see, where were we? Oh, yes, Birmingham, Alabama! The next morning after theSouthern Breeze conference, there was a meeting forSCBWIPAL (published and listed) members at the pool . . . I attended and talked about my undying love ofScrivener, a writer's best friend. Then, it was off to...
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Oct.24.2011
Recently, Peepy and I were in the Birmingham, Alabama area for the SCBWI Southern Breeze20th Anniversary Conference . . . We arrived early and were able to get some writing done in the hotel room. That is, until Peepy saw some presents and insisted on opening them . . .   Soon...
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Oct.20.2011
After our trip to Florida, we journeyed all the way down the street to Clairbourn School in San Gabriel, CA. It looks like they were expecting us . . .    We were the guest speaker for their PTA meeting and Book Fair kick-off hoopla. However, before we went on, there...
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Oct.17.2011
When last we blogged, we were in Florida,HERE.And we still are! (Well, at least in Blog World.) One of the coolest things about all the travel is getting to meet other authors, likeJames PrellerandPaul Griffin. . . During the FAME conference our friend Tracy had some exciting news -- Cindi Lauper...
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Oct.13.2011
It seems like we're on the road all the time these days. However, our last trip was back home. Well, sort of. Peepy and I traveled to Orlando, FL where I used to live when I worked as a writer/producer for Walt Disney World, and then later as co-owner/creative director of Magic Pencil Studios...
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Oct.10.2011
(Author's Note: Er, I'm not sure why all the photos are GIGANTIC this time.) So then, last week I was at theMission Viejo Reader's Festival. . . Peepy admired the giant books . . . There was a really, really, really long chalk board where people wrote their favorite books -- and drew...
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Oct.06.2011
On the second day of The National Book Festival in Washington, DC, I was scheduled to speak. We ran into Percy Jackson illustrator, John Rocco in the lobby and shared a ride . . .     I got there early so I could sign stock for Barnes and Noble. Signing stock...
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