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One month down

This is my view today, almost one month into 2013. The flowers were my reward for reaching my latest writing goal, and behind them you can see a few pages from a draft that I’ve been revising. Today, everything feels slow–the words come slowly, it takes extra-long for the teapot to whistle, I plod from […]

Lauren Oliver in Kansas City

I’m discovering that one of the major bonuses of living in a big city is that cool things happen here. Musicians, artists and especially authors that I used to just read about come right here, to the city where I live, all the time. One of our local bookstores, Rainy Day Books, hosts a plethora […]

Recent Reads

Recently, I’ve been tackling some middle grade historical fiction, a genre I have always enjoyed but never read enough of. A few weeks ago, I finished Moon Over Manifest, by Clare Vanderpool, which was a thoroughly enjoyable read, and this week I wrapped up The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate, by Jacqueline Kelly. Calpurnia Tate is […]