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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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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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Starting Somewhere – Why Not Right Here?

There’s lots of bad news in the world, and thanks to technology, it’s all at our fingertips, all the time. I am quick to hide my eyes and ears from gruesome stories of murder, abduction, or other such crimes, but I don’t hide from all the ugly. I am trying to learn from it, figure…
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Trying

I watched almost an entire infomercial this morning on a product called “My Baby Can Read” where all these tiny taters were, it appears, reading words printed on oversized flash cards. I was enthralled. And completely ready to slap down the 200 hundred bucks for the program. And no, I don’t have any children. But…
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