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Telling stories

When I worked at the Roanoke Times, I covered a few KKK marches in Radford and in Blacksburg, both Virginia college towns. The hardest part, for me, was watching small kids marching alongside their parents. I remember, especially, a young … Continue reading

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Testing…

It’s been a while since I posted, so I thought I’d take a moment and pound out a few August updates: THIS IS JUST A TEST, my middle grade novel with Wendy Shang, is now out in the world. We … Continue reading

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Book Launch!

Wendy Shang and I will be holding our book launch for THIS IS JUST A TEST on Tuesday, June 27, at One More Page in Arlington. The event starts at 6:30. We’ll have cake, perhaps some trivia, and we’ll read … Continue reading

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Junior Library Guild

I’m excited to announce that THIS IS JUST A TEST, coming out in June and written with my friend, Wendy Wan-Long Shang, is a Junior Library Guild pick for the fall. I always get anxious around this time — before … Continue reading

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Bird watching

I’ve been experimenting with a new camera and, for the most part, FAILING. But out of 10 attempts to take a photo of this cardinal, I did come up with one that made me happy. (The rest are blurry and … Continue reading

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