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Fall in Virginia: Books, conferences and friends

Hi, all. It’s been a busy two weeks so I wanted to send out some recaps from recent events. I keep explaining to people that I have to do recaps because my flip phone doesn’t allow me to live-tweet — or to tweet at … Continue reading

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Yes, it’s that time again, when the Shameless Self Promotion Department reminds me that while I love writing books, I actually have to sell them if I want to be able to publish more books. And so: Did you know that One More Page, … Continue reading

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Are you ready for the Tea Party?

I’ve been on pins and needles waiting for the publication of How to Behave at a Tea Party, my book with illustrator Heather Ross, and now the date is here! In the book, Julia and Charles have different ideas about … Continue reading

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Dream Boy Blog Tour: The Launch

We laughed. We yelled. We teased. We listened to each other sound off about flooded basements and tricky freelance assignments and sick cats and crazy people. We tramped around the woods and solved a few (but by no means all) … Continue reading

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Where I’ll be

Canary in the Coal Mine, which is set in West Virginia, circa 1931,  has been chosen to represent the state at the National Book Festival in 2013. The announcement was made by the West Virginia Library Commission. So what does … Continue reading

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