Category Archives: Teens

Run: A Guest Post by Patti Larsen

Today I have a guest post from YA author Patti Larsen. She’s giving us a teaser of her YA book, Run, and it looks like it’s going to be a winner. Thanks for joining me today, Patti. I wish you … Continue reading

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Off to the Races

Last night Bob and I went back to Sunset Speedway to hang out in the pits with Jared and his family. My friends Alice and Beth, along with Beth’s grandson, Terrence, sat in the stands and helped the announcer raffle … Continue reading

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8th Grade Hell: a Bullying Incident

After I wrote my adoption post a couple of weeks ago I started thinking over my other memories on the subject. I came up with one that’s more about bullying than adoption. It was the culminating event in a long … 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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