Monthly Archives: June 2008

Thank you, Adirondack Center for Writing…

…for an unforgettable Sunday afternoon in Blue Mountain Lake. As the waves lapped the shore and the black flies swarmed, Spitfire won the Adirondack Literary Award for Best Children’s Book in the MG/YA category at Sunday’s ceremony.  There’s a very cool wooden plaque with an Adirondack chair over my computer now… …but really, the best […]

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Saturday in Shelburne

For a while now, Loree Burns ( lgburns ), Linda Urban ( lurban ) and I  have been threatening to get together with our kids. We all love to talk writing, and we all have energetic six-year-old daughters.  Tanya Lee Stone ( tanyaleestone ) gave us the perfect excuse this past weekend — a book […]

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Friday Five

Here are  five things making me smile this Friday… 1. Burlington’s Discover Jazz Festival – We’re spending tonight on the Church St. Marketplace, enjoying the music (okay…and some Ben & Jerry’s, too).  2. Saturday plans for a girls’ day with two writer pals and their daughters. 3. The Adirondack Literary Awards this Sunday in Blue […]

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Why I love Vermont

This winter, I posted with sadness about a group of kids who broke into and trashed Robert Frost’s former home in Ripton, Vermont.  But I read this story about their sentence with a smile today. MSNBC called it Poetic Justice. (Thanks, writerross , for the heads-up on this headline!)

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Three Cheers for Flying Pig Books!

BIG congratulations are in order for author/bookseller Elizabeth Bluemle and her partner Josie Leavitt this week.  The Flying Pig Bookstore has won the Lucille Micheels Pannell Award, honoring bookstores “that excel in inspiring the interest of young people in books and reading.” If you’ve ever set foot in Flying Pig, you know that describes Josie […]

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