Category Archives: AWESOME PEOPLE

A NEW YEAR’S BLESSING

Our angel is weary. The eggnog’s all gone. Tree needles are falling onto unvacuumed parmesan. The stockings all hung from the chimney last week are now socks on my feet which are starting to reek. We were all forced to … Continue reading

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THE BRILLIANCE OF YOUR FEELINGS: You Are The Secret

It is finally time for me to toot a dear friend’s horn today. I am honoured, happy, and proud to share with you the début of a book that has changed my life. Filled with real-life examples and sprinkled with … Continue reading

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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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Celebrating Perseverance in the Writing Community

Today I am happy to be part of Writers Persevere! It’s an event that authors Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi are running for the next few days to celebrate their release of their newest book, The Emotional Wound Thesaurus: A … Continue reading

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A ROSE PETAL, A BOY SOLDIER, and LEMON CAKE…

What’s the connection? The book launch of LOST BOYS, a middle grade historical fiction novel by début author (and friend) Darcey Rosenblatt. LOST BOYS is a captivating coming-of-age story of friendship, hardship, and hope. Twelve-year-old Reza is an Iranian boy … Continue reading

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HIGHLAND HIGH-JINX

With the weather taking a turn, I ditched the broom and opted for United Airlines. Once we reached our cruising altitude, the skies turned friendly, reflecting the lovely crew members’ cordiality, making my journey to Scotland if not completely comfortable … Continue reading

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KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Looking For A Fix

“Umimmar?” Taken aback by the sudden question, Christian, Uli, and I nodded. Clearly, the man had overheard our conversation. His dark eyes shifted from the front of the store to the back. Stepping closer, he first cleared his throat, then whispered, … Continue reading

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