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Travel Back in Time

Take a peek at the excellent “1968” exhibit now at The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Last Spring, I saw this same exhibit at the Heinz Museum in Pittsburgh and couldn’t believe how much of what was on display pairs perfectly with the events experienced by the three teen protagonists in my novel Kaleidoscope Eyes.

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And the Winner Is…

July Contest winners were chosen from all of the book-lovers who “liked” my Facebook page, commented on or “liked” Fb posts or blog posts, signed up for my Flying Tidings newsletter, or otherwise interacted with these pages. BIG thanks to all of you who entered—and because the response was so terrific, we decided to give

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Summertime, and the Reading is Easy

Memorial Day is behind us, the summer season is here, and that set me to thinking about the origins of my verse novel Kaleidoscope Eyes.  While I would like to think all my books would be great for summertime reading, “Kal Eyes” is the one that could definitely be labeled a summertime story. Long before

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Women's History Month

A contest to celebrate Women’s History Month

“Better late than never” is a saying that I find myself leaning on this month as I try to get some new writing done and also keep up with regular life. In keeping with this theme, and before March slides on by, here’s something fun to celebrate the final days of Women’s History month. Below

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The mess, the madness

“We work in the dark—we do what we can—we give what we have.Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task.The rest is the madness of art.”  —Henry James I’m in the process of gathering rough drafts, editors’ letters, research and other materials for my poems, novels, and picture books, putting them in

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Contest!

We begin our friendships in many ways. Share a story about the circumstances in which you met one of your closest—or most unlikely—friends. Enter it in the comments accompanying this blog entry. You’ll be registered for a random drawing to win one of ten autographed books. Post your story no later than midnight on June

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