Monthly Archives: August 2007

I have a million things to do, so…

…I’m photographing my socks. Why?  Because Linda Urban ( lurban ) asked me to, and she’s a very cool writer person.  (My mother, who reads my blog, is now saying, “Well, if this lurban person asked you to jump off a bridge, would you do that, too?”)  Well no.  Plus, really, this is all about […]

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Miranda Mink’s Feast

When I looked out the back door this afternoon, I thought a saw a log in the water. But it was moving kind of fast.  By the time I got out to the deck, the “log” had scurried to shore and hidden behind a rock.  It was Miranda — the mink that’s been visiting over […]

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Burlington Book Festival

I know it’s early, but I want to let everyone know about the Burlington Book Festival coming up next month.  Burlington, VT hosts an incredible book festival each fall, just as the leaves are changing color in New England.  If you live in the Northeast (or even if you don’t but you really, really like […]

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Toe socks and marzi-pianos…

There should be more books like Linda Urban’s ( lurban )  A CROOKED KIND OF PERFECT.  When I checked at my local bookstore today, they had one copy.  I snatched it up and read it in one sitting.  Zoe Elias, a would-be piano prodigy, ends up not with a  baby grand piano at Carnegie Hall […]

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SPITFIRE cover & bookmark

Okay…I know I shared the cover art for SPITFIRE a couple weeks ago, but today, fabulous Zach at North Country Books emailed me the whole thing…the front cover, the back cover, the spine…even the promotional bookmark.  That’s what they call the whole kit & caboodle.  (Is that how you spell caboodle?) And here’s the bookmark.  […]

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August Visitors

We’ve had some colorful visitors stop by the house lately… The monarch butterflies are loving my Echinacea. And this little guy has made appearances on our beach twice this week… It’s a mink, we think, a member of the weasel family.  Some of you may have read carriejones ‘s entries about the weaselly creature that […]

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Make a SPAM sandwich…

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.  What about when your in-box is loaded with spam?  davidlubar  used it as an inspiration for his hilarious blog post this morning, and he’s prompted me to come clean with a quirky hobby.  I save subject lines from spam emails and use them as titles for poems.  […]

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Many things on a Monday

I’ve been a bad blogger this week, but I’ll try to make up for  it with an mega-post today.  Here are many things on a Monday… 1. I had coffee this morning with Bonnie Shimko, a marvelous YA writer and, it turns out, a marvelous person.  I’ve read her books but never met her until […]

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