Monthly Archives: May 2007

Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend brought a trip to the Finger Lakes to visit family on Canandaigua and Keuka Lakes, both lovely and swimming with activity (and both warmer than Lake Champlain, I might add!).  Weekend highlights include: Shopping with Mom and Sis in a belated Mother’s Day celebration. Eating an ice cream cone every day. Catching […]

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Question: Where are there three sets of wet clothes hanging up in my bathroom tonight? Answer:  It was hot here today. Really hot.  The kids and I went to sit on the steps that lead down to Lake Champlain to feel how cold the water was (47 degrees was the official reading in Burlington).  Here’s […]

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It’s exciting, but…

Hurray!  SPITFIRE has been mentioned on a website that’s not mine!  I’m presenting this November at the NYS Reading Association Conference, and the workshop description is posted online now.  I’m workshop #110.  There’s just one problem…. The title of my book has been changed from Spitfire to Spitfir.  Makes it sound like I’ve written a […]

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An Invitation

Last weekend at NE SCBWI, I learned more about the Class of 2k7, the group of talented debut authors who got together to promote their books.  It got me thinking about how writers can work together to promote reading and books.  During my morning run today, I realized that I have a great opportunity this […]

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Can’t forget about Bruce!

How in the world did Bruce Coville get left out of my NE SCBWI conference photos?  What an incredible speaker. I heard him at the World of Children’s Literature Conference in Lake Placid, NY six years ago and couldn’t wait to see him at SCBWI last weekend. He was funny and smart and worth every […]

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NESCBWI Photo Album

Memories for those who were present – a vicarious trip to Nashua, NH for those who weren’t… Friday supper company that made my son SO jealous…   From left, Nancy Werlin, Peter and Jo Knowles ( jbknowles ), Cindy Faughnan, and Cindy Lord ( cynthialord )  We had a terrific conversation about book covers and how […]

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New England SCBWI

What a whirlwind!  I got home from the New England SCBWI Conference late last night, sleepy but inspired.  I’m a huge fan of Letterman’s Top Ten lists, so here are: THE TOP TEN PEARLS OF WISDOM FROM THE NEW ENGLAND SCBWI CONFERENCE 10.  “A good manuscript will find a home.”  Quoted from Stephen Fraser‘s Friday […]

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The New England SCBWI Conference starts tomorrow!  Yay!! I’ve had so many late writing nights this week that I just fell asleep in the middle of a sentence while I was reading the first Harry Potter aloud to my daughter.  (Right at the part where Hagrid shows up at the door of the shack in […]

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Cheers to Chris Bohjalian!

Book Club Nirvana!Our middle school faculty & staff book club choice for May was The Double Bind by Vermont author Chris Bohjalian. He was gracious enough to meet with our group in Burlington tonight to talk about the book and his writing process.  Life would be perfect if every time you finished reading an incredible […]

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Spring hike – new, new, NEW!

Today was a perfect hiking day in the Adirondacks.  Nice and cool.  No bugs yet. And not too muddy.  We climbed Rattlesnake Mountain, in Willsboro — one of our favorites because the summit has a great view of Lake Champlain.  The woods are so new right now, full of baby plants and wildflowers that only […]

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