Monthly Archives: September 2007

Book signing…and signing…and signing…

Thanks for all of the good wishes on today’s Spitfire book signing.  It was so much fun and went well — 190 copies well.  The bookstore ran out, so my husband made two runs out to the van for more books.  (Thank you, cynthialord for telling me to bring extra, even if I thought I […]

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SPITFIRE Article

Guess what I’m reading with my coffee this morning? My Mom and other interested parties can read the full article from today’s Press Republican online here.

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Someone should have told me…

…that when one visits one’s book in a real live bookstore for the first time, one is overcome by an almost insurmountable urge to hide behind a bookshelf and watch to see who picks it up and what kinds of faces they make. I restrained myself, though, and went to find the other historical fiction […]

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And the winner is…

We’re celebrating Spitfire’s official release this weekend… with an event from 12-2 Saturday at Borders in Plattsburgh, NY.  I’ll have treats, a raffle, teacher resource packets, bookmarks, and (giggles uncontrollably) temporary tattoos.  If you’ve ever considered having a Revolutionary War gunboat tattooed on your arm, this is your chance to try it out.  Bonnie Shimko […]

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Thankful Thursday

I’ve been keeping the emotions of my book release in check so far.  (This is an accomplishment for someone who cries at Folgers commercials.) My box of author copies arrived from North Country Books this week, and inside were hundreds of shiny Spitfire bookmarks.  They were beautiful, but they didn’t make me cry.  This one […]

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“The Eagle Has Landed”

That was the subject line on the email my husband sent me at school this afternoon.  Look what was waiting for me at home… My first author event with books is this Saturday from 12-2 at Borders in Plattsburgh, NY — part of the Educators’ Weekend.  If you live in Northern New York, please stop […]

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Meet “Reformed Spitfire” Loree Griffin Burns…

She says she’s not a spitfire any more, but I don’t believe it for a minute.  Loree Griffin Burns lgburns  is making waves with her Scientists in the Field award-winner TRACKING TRASH: FLOTSAM, JETSAM, AND THE SCIENCE OF OCEAN MOTION.  Here’s her entry in the Spitfire Writers & Characters Contest: Me? A spitfire? Nah. Okay, […]

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Who’s a Spitfire? Meet Sheri Goad…

Time to feature another entry in the Spitfire Writers & Characters Contest! Some of you have already met this Spitfire Writer…Sheri Goad…aka goadingthepen.   She’s a children’s writer and blogger and finalist in the ABC PB Contest.  If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to check out her Awesome Author Contests.  Here are Sheri’s thoughts […]

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Six Things on a Sunday…

1. We went apple picking yesterday, which always reminds me of Robert Frost’s poem “After Apple Picking” and makes me smile.           Today…applesauce! 2. Do not think that you are safe from rejection letters for the weekend once you’ve checked the mail after 5pm on a Friday.  They can always zap you with an email […]

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Who’s a Spitfire? Meet Amber Hamilton…

I promised to start featuring some excerpts from the SPITFIRE WRITERS & CHARACTERS contest, so today…meet Amber Hamilton, a wife, mother, writer of magazine articles and books (in progress) for kids, and undisputed spitfire.  Her essay will make you smile if you’ve ever tried to juggle writing with kids! Whether people would call me a […]

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