Tag Archives: neglect

Love & Kindness

I was reading The Four Loves by C. S. Lewis the other day when I came across a passage that stung. But it took a few days of mulling it over for it to really break my heart. I’m going to … 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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Best Friends and Change

I just got back to VT after spending a week down south visiting family (and seeing my little sister in the roller derby!) and then over to New Hampshire for the weekend to see two of my dearest friends. And … Continue reading

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Books for Survivors

I haven’t had much that’s coherent to say recently. I’ve been pretty involved in my own personal journey. But I think about this blog a lot and why I started it. I see kids hurting all around me. Because I … Continue reading

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Victim Characters and Passivity

So, Lyn Miller Lachman started a great discussion on my graduate student forum about writing about characters who are victimized, and it really sparked some thoughts I have about the subject that I thought I’d share with you all. I created this … Continue reading

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Maybe God Wrote “Change”: Review of Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz

So I have another wonderful book to share with you all. I am probably the last one to read Last Night I Sang to the Monster by Benjamin Alire Saenz–another Cinco Puntos Press book–but it was one of the most powerful books … Continue reading

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Self-harm is the Symptom, Not the Disease

Deliberate Self-Harm is an umbrella term that encompasses any non-accidental activity that a person engages in that, well, harms that person physically. Cutting is the most talked about self-harm behavior. But the term also includes head-banging, pulling out hair, biting, … Continue reading

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