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Monthly Archives: January 2015
Be honest – charity is often selfish. We gather under the waving banner of the latest cause to show what good people we are. I’ve done it – I sent my donation, bought the T-shirt and the magnet is on … Continue reading
It’s Throwback Thursday! Ryan getting his visa last week has caused me to reminisce about when we first hit American soil, and applied back in 2011. When we first got back to the U.S. I was so excited to have … Continue reading
I do a lot of things at our paper – write, photograph, Photoshop, layout and provide comic relief mainly, but I also sometimes do graphics, answer phones and, very occasionally, I help with distribution. The one thing I hardly ever … Continue reading
Did you know there are awards dedicated to the best book trailers, similar to Emmys and Grammys? In September 2007, the School Library Journal established the Trailie Award for the best book trailers. There are three categories: author/publisher created, student … Continue reading
I love reading Alexander Zoltai’s blog, Notes from An Alien, because he always has alternative viewpoints on the art of writing. Take a recent share he did from an author who is losing her joy of writing thanks to the … Continue reading
It’s back to my computer this week to get some book work done. I’ve had a good rest, but now I am ready for writing. I’ve jotted down a few ideas and story starts in the past week or two, … Continue reading
I’ve mentioned how exhausted I was at the beginning of this year. I took my 24 collapse/sleep as a warning. Apparently we really do need rest when we are sick. I took the betrayal of my body as a reminder … Continue reading
For some of us, the reality under glass is more intense and pleasurable than the one we live in. This has benefits – taking out the person to person element in a relationship is safe. If things go sour, we … Continue reading
It’s Throwback Thursday and I’m heading back to one of my favorite interviews ever – Amy Dacyczyn, creator of The Tightwad Gazette. I still remember the day I interviewed her. I was so nervous my voice was shaking and my … Continue reading