Category Archives: journalism

Fuzzy: Introducing Paul Dellinger to the Kidlit Crowd

I worked with both  Tom Angleberger and Paul Dellinger at The Roanoke Times for many moons. But Paul’s tenure there eclipsed ours. It eclipsed everybody’s, really. For one thing, he was there a lot longer (44 years, people!) But even … Continue reading

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Charleston: Some guided reading

I’m grateful to friends who have shared thoughtful words about Charleston this week as I continue to try to process things. The three that have helped my understanding the most I’m sharing here: A column from Gene Patterson, written in 1963, … Continue reading

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Factory Man by Beth Macy

I’m button-popping proud to present journalist Beth Macy, whose new book Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local — and Helped Save an American Town, comes out today. It’s a story of family, feuding, grit, gumption, pride, … Continue reading

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Writing Process Blog Hop

Readers get to see what our stories look like when they are bound and published. But what do they look like along the way? Michelle Knudsen thought you (yes, you) might be interested in knowing the answer to that, so she … Continue reading

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Harriet the Spy

Last summer, I did a talk for a Library of Congress contest called A Book that Shaped Me. If I had entered the contest myself, my essay would have been about Harriet the Spy. Because I’m pretty sure that my … Continue reading

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