Monthly Archives: March 2012

Things to Make You Smile

I’ve been battling a nasty stomach virus all week. So today’s a short picture post on things that make me smile. Hopefully, they’ll make you smile too. Emerson in bed   Kata Beach Sunset Valentine’s Day Roses from Dad Ginormous … Continue reading

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Favorite Blog Q&A, Lucky 7 Game, Sunshine Blog Award

First off, a huge apology. I’m almost a month behind schedule with this Q&A, award, links, and game of writer tag. I really appreciate when someone notices my blog and takes the time to let me know I’m doing something … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Future of Us

Last week my favorite librarian chatted with me about YA books. I mentioned my love of Jay Asher and she recommended a book he co-wrote with Carolyn Mackler called The Future of Us. Best recommendation ever! I laughed, I flipped … Continue reading

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My Excerpt from the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest

Amazon worked tirelessly last week and this weekend and has fixed the major glitches (missing emdashes, weird characters replacing quotation marks and italics, and missing apostrophes) in the quarterfinalists excerpts from the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) Contest!!! There are … Continue reading

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How I Celebrated Making it Another Round in ABNA

Yesterday, after I made it another round in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest, my oldest friend, Lindsay, took me to lunch at an old place I loved as a kid…Shady Glen up in Manchester, CT. They have the best … Continue reading

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Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award–I’m in the Quarterfinals!

Tuesday, I stalked Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award webpage like a 13 year old with a crush. Finally at 11:30 a.m., they quarterfinalists were announced…. This time I remembered K comes after J and I took a deep breath. Preparing mentally … Continue reading

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I Loathe Office Depot

When I ordered toner for my laser printer on March 1oth, when do you think it arrived? NEVER. I waited. And waited. I was absorbed in my manuscript revisions and trusted that it would arrive. On March 17th, my printer … Continue reading

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Book Review: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the duchess of setting and love triangles. I adore the world she created in Clockwork Angel. This is the first book of her prequel series “The Infernal Devices” which takes place in Victorian London way before her … Continue reading

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