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Some weeks, I look around me, and news events bang their hammers down on me and then toss a few extra bricks out to lay me flat. Yesterday found me tweeting out bad news upon bad news until I realized I needed to find hope and joy. If you happen to be pinned down today—for… Continue reading Pick-Me-Up Tidbits

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Monday Minutiae – 11.08.2021

Hallway Supervision Here was a great conversation-starter tweet this week: https://twitter.com/abuckslater/status/1455888892251488261 And while some debated back and forth about "Not All Schools," the point Slater makes is interesting: if you're writing YA, it's a pertinent detail to consider when deciding what kind of school your characters attend. Will teen readers notice these details? I think… Continue reading Monday Minutiae – 11.08.2021

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Monday Minutiae – 10.18.2021

Copy Room Requests A hot topic in the publishing circles is the concern about the paper supply chain for print copies of books and recommendations to order now for books you might want to give as Christmas presents, for example. I remember early in the pandemic (you know, during the odd toilet paper shortage) reading… Continue reading Monday Minutiae – 10.18.2021

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Monday Minutiae – 03.08.2021

Cross-Curricular Studies A couple of weeks ago, we passed the 500,000 mark of those in the US who have died from the coronavirus, and the response from Texas and Mississippi was, yep, we're opening up 100% without any restrictions. It feels like a big "f*ck you" to all of those deaths. And I've been wondering… Continue reading Monday Minutiae – 03.08.2021