Category Archives: ADVENTURES

HEY, RAPUNZEL ~ SURF’S UP!

The only thing missing from the stone tower resting up against a craggy cliff side along the southern California coast is a sixty-foot silken braid trailing from the top window slit to the rocky beach below. Well, maybe the thick, … Continue reading

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Man In The Icicle

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THANK YOU, RICHARD PECK (April 5, 1934 – May 23, 2018)

We met in Miami when Destiny dropped me in the seat next to you at a Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators pre-conference dinner for volunteers and faculty. Our paths had crossed once before, at my first SCBWI conference … Continue reading

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IN SEARCH OF A NEW ‘F’ WORD

Certain words in the English language make me cringe. The short, staccato sound of them wrinkles my nose, puckers my lips, and stabs my ears. One of the two most wince-worthy in my book of offending words has recently sent … Continue reading

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HOOD RIDING RED LITTLE – A Tale In Reverse

The phone rang once. A clipped voice answered, “9-1-1-what is your emergency?” “grr-rr—umph bwaa—maaa….” “I can’t understand you. Can you speak more clearly?” “grr-rr—umph *cough* bwaa—maa *cough—cough*” “Are you choking?” THUMP THUMP THUMP “An emergency vehicle is on its way—please … Continue reading

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AN AMUSING REALIZATION

Going. Going. Gone. My Muse is acting like a yo-yo that has been shot into outer space and has lost the energy to return to my outstretched palm. The string, taut at first, went limp eight weeks ago and now … Continue reading

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Check This Out: The Book Passage Children’s Writer’s Conference

Originally posted on El Space–The Blog of L. Marie:
I don’t think I have ever talked about conferences for writers on the blog, let alone had someone on who coordinates one. But with me on the blog is the fabulous…

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