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Review Wednesday: Skim by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki

There are a lot of amazing graphic novels that I would love to talk about but Skim, like The March, really makes you feel the experience of someone-probably-not-you. It builds empathy in readers for a novel situation, which is what I’ve been … Continue reading

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Writing Mental Illness: An Interview with Debut Author Rachel M. Wilson

I’m very excited today to feature the fabulous debut author Rachel M. Wilson, whose novel Don’t Touch  I got to review last week. (Remember: the person who comments the most this month wins the ARC!) I knew when we were in workshop … Continue reading

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National Suicide Prevention Month: Thoughts from Ann Jacobus

Ann Jacobus posted on her blog about National Suicide Prevention Month. I’m reposting because there are a lot of important facts on thoughts here that directly relate to this month’s discussion. Thanks Ann! Also, stay tuned for an interview with … Continue reading

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Review Wednesday: Don’t Touch by Rachel M. Wilson (w Giveaway!)

I think I read part of what would become Don’t Touch when I first met Rachel Wilson at Vermont College of Fine Arts. I seem to recall that there was a dolphin in it at the time. Anyway, Rachel was a worldly and impressive upperclasswoman. I was … Continue reading

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Using the Sh** of Life as Fertilizer

I’ve been struggling with this blog. I’ve been struggling with the way that I present myself to the outside world. (I am a person who struggles.) I blog about tough things on here. I often blog about personal things. And … Continue reading

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Rogue to the Rescue!: A New Novel by Lyn Miller-Lachman

The Vermont College of Fine Arts Writing for Children & Young Adults residency is in full swing and I am here in Santa Fe feeling homesick. So I want to take this opportunity to talk about a fabulous new book … Continue reading

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Not the Only Journey

I was speaking to a writer whose work I very much admire tonight and the conversation turned, as conversations between writers inevitably will, to whether there is in fact more than just one story. The one story being “the Hero’s … Continue reading

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