Sk8er Girl: Week Three: Little Devil’s Night

Sk8er Grrls: Kitti, Lee, & Lillie In hindsight, I should have thrown my wings in the backseat. At least then I would have been prepared for Halloween Skate Night! I figured it would be our usual crowd of nobody–and less than nobody because Cherie and the gang had popped off to the Brentwood Roller Rink for the evening. Turns…

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I Have Achieved Elmo

Princess Mia I got a great letter from my friend Margo (of High School Reunion fame) the other day, and I had to share it. If you have any pictures of your kids with AlphaOops, please send them along! *************** My two year old daughter is beginning to learn her alphabet.  She has become enchanted with the story of…

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Sk8er Girl: Week Two

Wobbly Jenny tries out the speed skates I had been looking forward to last night’s Skate Night  all week long. By Monday at 4pm it had already been a helluva week. We invited about a billion people to come with us, but in the end it was just me and Jenny (a.k.a. "Jenger Snaps"). Not that we minded too…

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Books In Your Pants

I love John Green. I might have mentioned that sometime this summer, after I went to Michigan to meet him and Dan John Miller (who read John’s Paper Towns on audio). Someone directed me to one of John’s Brotherhood 2.0 videos today, and I thought it important that I share it with you. Incidentally, I just finished cleaning off…

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Books:$10. Crazy Picture: Free!

Don’t have your copy of Beauty & Dynamite yet? Good news! All our trade paperbacks on sale for $10 We here at Apex Publications always get a little over-excited for the haunting season. To celebrate this witching season, we’re using our own special blend of hocus pocus to brew up a spectacular Halloween Sale! Until Halloween night at midnight,…

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Me & Jenny Hime

The lovely agent extraordinare Jenny Rappaport is currently reading Beauty & Dynamite, and she asked me to please write an essay for the "Book Block" feature on her blog, LIT SOUP. In return, I asked her to say a few words of her own. I didn’t realize they were going to make me cry. Alethea is a magic fairy princess…

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Weather I Like It Or Not

Yesterday was a beautiful day. I’ve been waiting for a day like that all year. High in the seventies, low in the fifties. Last Wednesday it was 85/65. By Saturday, it was 63/45. Wha–?!? SEVENTY-SOMETHING. Perfect weather. Is that too hard to manage? Yesterday was a beautiful day. Seventy, with a breeze. And it was a Monday, and I…

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Tea in Space: Zoe’s Tale

Tears, teen angst, and little green men! Join the Genre Chicks this month for tea and conversation as we sip some loose-leaf chai and discuss Zoe’s Tale, by John Scalzi. General Rybicki joins us for a cuppa. He was, apparently, "so blogging this."

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