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Jersey Girl

I truly enjoy writing about poets and artists. I’m also an author who is very inspired by PLACE. So of course, as a Jersey girl, one of my favorite books is A River of Words: the Story of William Carlos Williams. Born in 1883 near Rutherford, New Jersey, Willie’s parents met in Puerto Rico. His

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Simon Cheshire

Brit Kid Lit: Meet Simon Cheshire

I met Simon Cheshire in April, 2006, when we were both part of a Random House Author Tour in the U.S. We’ve kept in touch ever since, and now that all eyes are on Britain for the Olympics, I thought it’d be the perfect time to have him do an interview for Electric Moccasin. Jen: 

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Jen writing in her car

One writer’s (rolling) room of her own

Ahhhh, Spring. In the absence of any true winter, you’d think I’d be less anxious for birdsong, green grass, and the long-awaited flowering of the trees. But I found I was just as impatient as ever. One reason, I think, is that I write best while sitting in the driver’s seat of my car, windows

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