Literacy for Tots

Everybody’s heard of the Marine Toys for Tots foundation. Did you know that they have a Literacy Program as well? Because the gift of words keeps on giving far longer than the batteries in that shiny robot. The program accepts new books only: To support the program in your community, please contact your local The UPS Store or Mail…

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Pass It Along

Pass it Along: In which I find out about cool stuff and pass it along to you. Please feel free to pass it along to others! ******************************************************* Author friend Steven Saus is running an interesting contest over on his site: Create an inspirational poster that inspires you to go out and kick ass. Sound cool? I know I’m certainly…

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Ceci N’est Pas Une Démocratie

It was bound to happen eventually, and what once before went without saying now, apparently, needs to be said. Dear Visitor, Welcome to my website. Browse through my galleries. Get lost in the hedge maze. Pick flowers in my garden. But please remember: This is not a democracy. Your free speech rules do not apply here. I am The…

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Seeking Norton Candidates

I’m not eligible for this yet. But I will be, someday… It’s a dream I have. (And yes, I am a proud member of SFWA.) *********************************** LOS ANGELES – The jury for the Andre Norton Award for Young Adult Science Fiction and Fantasy is actively reading works published in 2010. The 2010 Norton Award jury members is chaired by…

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How I Got Mentioned On Saturday Night Live

…the one hosted by Betty White, no less! (Betty White is my homegirl. I adore that Snickers commercial with her. You know the one.) This is how I got mentioned on Saturday Night Live: There’s a segment called “Really?” with Seth and Amy (though it could be done FAR better — and should be — by Kelli Dunlap). At…

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Provo City Win!

The lovely folks over at the Provo City Library in Utah have a fabulous blog where they review books from their collection. And they reviewed AlphaOops: H is for Halloween, dontcha know! I won’t spoil it for you…but I will say that they seemed to like it. Thanks, Provo City Library! (Want to find out more about this library?…

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Shh…writing…

I’m working on novel revisions (on top of working at Dixie Dunbar Studio all this week), so please forgive sporadic blogging. I do have a lost of topics I want to cover…if I can manage to get to them before I pass out every night. In the meantime, please check out The Audie Award Winners from last night’s ceremony….

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Temptation

I started writing a story with no previous plotting, no idea where I’m going with it, just words on paper (or electrons on Word Document). It’s a weird feeling, but a familiar one. It reminds me of being a teenager again. Huh. How ’bout that?

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