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Birds on a wire

Or close enough… Saw this guys this week when we were visiting the Museum of Natural History. They stayed still just long enough for me to get their picture.

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Almost Heaven…

Thanks to the librarians at West Virginia’s Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Library who kept these finches — along with lots of stray birdseed — on their circulation desk to promote my visit and Canary in the Coal Mine. Apparently they’ve had … Continue reading

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Odds and ends

1. I’ll be at the library in Martinsburg, West Va., on Monday, Aug. 5th, to talk about the books that shaped me in conjunction with the National Book Festival and the library’s A Book that Shaped Me contest.¬†http://www.loc.gov/bookfest/events/ 2. Huge … Continue reading

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Books and chocolate

I’ve had countless kids come up to me and ask when I have a new book coming out. I could let it go to my head and think they are excited about my writing. But the truth of the matter … Continue reading

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Cheese

When my husband and I lived in Boston, we attended a lot of readings at book stores. We didn’t have any extra money back then and the readings were free. Also, there was free cheese. So when I started planning … Continue reading

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