Storm Chasing 2018: UPDATE

Okay, Chasers! (Chasefacers? Twisters? Rainmakers? Or maybe…MY PRETTIES AND YOUR LITTLE DOG, TOO) Chris has given the green light for us to head out on TUESDAY. Hooray! The forecast doesn’t look like much until next weekend, but leaving Tuesday gives us the opportunity to take our time to get out there, test our cameras, and survey the landscape. WHAT…

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My Coastal Magic 2018 Schedule

THIS THURSDAY kicks off the weekend we’ve been waiting for all winter long–Coastal Magic Con in Daytona Beach, FL! Dance parties, fun and games, and the opportunity to hang out with some of my closest writer friends ON THE BEACH! Here’s my schedule for the weekend. (Between panels, you can find me at Leanna Renee Hieber’s vendor table.) ************************…

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Woodcutter Sibling Birth Order

Good morning, everyone! Lily asked a very good question on another post: “What’s the birth order of the Woodcutter siblings?” Obviously, Monday-Sunday are easy to figure out. It’s one of the reasons I liked using those names–with so many daughters in a family, I could have easily confused my readers. But what about the boys? At one point during…

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Happy October!

It’s the first of the month again, which means it’s my turn to blog over at The Waterworld Mermaids. Today I’m talking Location — writing about places you’ve never been, and urging you to visit as many places as you can to learn about them before you write them. I also discuss the surreality of inventing a town that…

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The Writing Princess’s Manifesto

In an effort to catch back up with the world at large, I wrote a make-up blog post at the Waterworld Mermaids today. The message may have been delivered with more force than I intended, but it certainly gets my point across. Some days, we are just frustrated with the world. The chaos of our lives can go on…

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In Which Writing Is Fun

I’ve been teaching a teen writing class at the Rust Library for four weeks — tonight is the last class, and I have to say, I’m going to miss it! But to be honest, I think these young folks are ready to write and submit their own stories…the only challenge for them will be focusing enough to GET IT…

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Because Mom Might Not Have Seen This

…here’s the story of my awesome Dragon Con & how I hurt my thumb, with pictures! http://waterworldmermaids.com/2013/09/with-one-hand-tied-behind-my-back/ Now, back to writing. New Chapter to you SOON. Also…got the first box of HERO in. It’s gorgeous! And the endpapers are GREEN! Only guess what they forgot to include in the first printing? xox

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Happy Christmas Workshop Episode 43

In the midst of the traveling and the three Christmasses I didn’t have the chance to post about this yesterday — part two of the fabulous Roundtable Podcast that started with the 20-minute interview. Now, we get into the much longer, nitty-gritty of live-workshopping a fellow author’s work in progress… ************ Alethea Kontis – author of the award-winning “Enchanted“,…

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