CUL8R, MR. B8R

One of the things I noticed when I first moved up North (North obviously being the opposite of South), was that a significantly higher percentage of cars on the road had personalized license plates. It’s kind of brilliant I think — if the price of personalized plates is low enough to entice folks to participate, that’s money in the…

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So Full of It

/ Lee: So is “Chock Full o’Nuts” just nuts, or is it something with nuts? Della: There are no nuts at all in it. It’s coffee. Lee: Is it made with nuts? Della: No. Lee: Does it taste like nuts? Della: Nope. Lee: Then why is it “Chock Full?” Della: I keep meaning to Google it and find out….

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To My Mother, From The Child Who Is Not Dead

…I’m just really, REALLY busy working. I’m revising a book, copyediting another one…and guess what? I’m going to be reading stories for Apex, because Jason was so happy with Foiled. Awesome, huh? The sun comes out sometimes here now, almost like it’s really Spring, and in a couple of weeks we’re going to see the cherry blossoms. I’ve always…

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Apex Birthday Sale!

Today is Jason Sizemore’s birthday, founder of Apex Publications and Best Boss Ever. Today is also the five-year anniversary of Apex — my very first publication credit was the essay I wrote for issue 3 back in 2005. How time flies… Jason’s posted a little thank you post over on his blog if you’re so inclined to hop over…

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Fabulous First Friday

According to the York Dispatch, this month’s “Girl’s Night Out” First Friday was a rip-roaring success. Hooray! Check back for an upcoming Genre Chick interview with local PA poetess Barbara Decesar! (Hint: If you go to her website, click on the stars below the quotes for more information. If you try to click on the bee, you’ll just sit…

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Sneak Peek: A is for Alice

Sneak Peek! Pages from A is for Alice — the picture book Janet (J.K.) Lee and I have been working on: A is for Alice Alice indeed was a curious girl Who fell rather far through a hole in the world She followed a clock-watching rabbit, you see, To a land full of wonder…and madness…and tea. M is for…

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My Biggest Fan

Yes, Mom, technically you and Dad are my biggest fans. Going into Books-a-Million and B&N and causing scenes when you discover that AlphaOops is sold out and toting signed copies to your class reunions ranks you right up there. But Griffin Hall totally floored me. Greg over at Funky Werepig told me during our infamous two-hour-long Valentine’s Day interview…

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