Category Archives: art

On death

The deaths of people we’ve never met have cast a fog around our hearts this month. Here are some reasons why: Because even though we knew Lemmy was living on borrowed time, we thought he’d borrowed more. Because David Bowie has provided the soundtrack … Continue reading

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Gifts and giving

Hi, all, and Happy Thanksgiving Week. Following are a few ideas for gifts, for books, and a way to help others. For Everybody: If you are looking for something that is truly unique, a couple of local artist friends are opening their studios to the public on … Continue reading

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The One Where I Somehow End Up Defending Phil Collins

Not that he needs it, but I’m here to defend Phil Collins. Yes, that Phil Collins (or, as my husband refers to him: Phil’s Colon.) I am here to defend his right to make beautiful music or complete dreck if he … Continue reading

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News and Updates

Hi, all. Nanny X Returns is officially out today. It’s available online or you can order through a bookstore near you. I hope you will! Meanwhile, Nanny X has been put on the reading list for the Land of Enchantment Book … Continue reading

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Good luck charms

Long, long ago, when the year still began with 19, my friend Chris OBrion gave me my favorite piece of book swag ever: a keychain in the likeness of Squid from Squids Will Be Squids (John Scieszka and Lane Smith). … Continue reading

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