Tag Archives: Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

NOW THAT HALLOWEEN HAS PASSED…

  “…gather your witches, vampires and bats, spiders, ghosties and arch-backed black cats. Stand them together with goblins and ghouls, then stack them up high on the backs of pack mules, Or store them in boxes way up in your … Continue reading

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NIGHTMARE ON UNTER DEN LINDEN – A Banned Books Week Tribute

It’s somehow fitting. The sweeping square is shrouded in silence, but for the dime-size drops of rain slapping the neatly laid cobbled stones under my feet. The typically bustling quad is empty too, except for the line of  bicycles strung … Continue reading

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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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