Tag Archives: death

Book Review: Deadline by Chris Crutcher

What if you only had one year to live…and you knew it? That logline alone caught my attention. But I had the amazing opportunity to hear Chris Crutcher read an excerpt from this book, Deadline, at the Winter SCBWI Conference … Continue reading

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Grandma Casts Me in a Lifetime Movie

Grandma H and I always have the weirdest conversations. Case in point, I get in her car and mention, “This seat is all screwed up.” She says, “You know why? We had to put Russ’s wheelchair in the backseat.” “Why?” … Continue reading

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Words to Live By

Lately I’ve been thinking about a close friend who left my life way too early. There was so much he planned to do in life. And he never got to finish college. Maybe it’s because he died young that his … Continue reading

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Cemetery Walk

I’ve always been drawn to cemeteries. Fascinated by the quiet. Curious about how the dead are remembered. Or forgotten. On Thursday, Lindsay and I ended up walking through one. It was a lovely spring day. Perfect for a reflective walk. … Continue reading

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MWA Library Outreach Series: Forensics

Last night I braved the wet, cold diagonal rain to venture to the Mid-Manhattan Library for the MWA NY Chapter’s Library Outreach Series. The topic was: FORENSICS AND THE MYSTERY WRITER: IS IT SCIENCE OR FICTION? The panel featured three … Continue reading

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Life is a Series of Distractions

I was talking to my parents about my hobbies, my interests and all the things that fill up my day, when I realized in a way all of my life is about finding distractions from the inevitability of death. We do … Continue reading

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