Monthly Archives: January 2009

25 Things About Me

This is a Facebook deal, but I’m posting it on my blog because I don’t have time to create two posts today. If you’re not on Facebook, ignore the rules listed below. Rules: I’m re-writing the rules because I know … Continue reading

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Revisiting Dr. Demento at Reed College

Back in the 70s, when I was a little kid maybe 8 or 10 years old, my older brother and sister discovered a wonderful phenomenon. Granted the coveted privilege of Staying Up Late, they stumbled across a radio program that … Continue reading

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The Youth of Today

My friend Roxanne recently sent me an email in which she vented about a conversation that had riled her. I was so impressed by it that I asked if I could post it here. Roxanne has recently started her own … Continue reading

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I Got Tagged

I was tagged by Shelli Johannes-Wells the other day. The rules are as follows: link to the person who tagged you; write down six things that make you happy; post the rules; tag six others and let them know you … Continue reading

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The Agent Query Process

I’ve spent the morning organizing my list of potential agent prospects and now my brain is at that brown-out stage where I go to Windows Explorer to find a file and can’t remember what I’m looking for. Food is probably … Continue reading

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Book Review: Get Known Before the Book Deal

Are you an aspiring writer? Do you want an edge that will get you an agent or publishing contract? If so, you’d be doing yourself a favor to read Christina Katz’s new book, Get Known Before the Book Deal. This … Continue reading

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Kids Who’ve Lost the Family Lottery

The stories I write are about kids who come from difficult family situations. Their parents are negligent, abusive, or so caught up in their own problems that they fail to put their children first.  When you’re a kid in such … Continue reading

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