Bring it On.

  In many obvious ways, we were not sorry to say goodbye to 2016. My breast cancer diagnosis on February 1st sent our little family into a tailspin, and it took all of our strength – and a lot of help from friends and family – to make it through. I officially finished treatment on…
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Decisions

The waiting to know part is over. I’m scheduled for surgery in a week from today, having been as-cleared-as-I’m-gonna-be for more tumors or lymph node involvement (either which would dictate a round of chemo before surgery). So then a decision had to be made: do I trust that the one tumor is it, and that my…
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The Conference High

I just got back from the annual SCBWI Oregon spring conference, and as usual, I am pumped. For those who don’t know, SCBWI stands for the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators, and it has been an invaluable resource since I joined. I had no idea how much I didn’t know until I joined,…
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