Monthly Archives: August 2012

RTW – Best Book in August

Yikes! August is nearly over, so YA Highway‘s blog prompt asks, What was the best book you read in August? I say Yikes! because this being August 29th, I only have three more days until a book deadline. Remember that … Continue reading

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RTW – My L-O-V-E List

When I saw this blog topic on YA Highway‘s Road Trip Wednesday, the old TV show¬†The Love Boat immediately came to mind. In fact, if you remember that show, you have to read the title of this post the same … Continue reading

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In My Father’s Footsteps

There was a book I read when I was maybe 7 or 8 in which the boy character is taking a walk with his father. The boy tries to match his father’s stride, to place his feet right alongside his … Continue reading

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#LA12SCBWI – Day 3

A day that started great, including a killer chocolate mousse for lunch dessert, then got a little weird on the way home (an accident that trapped me and hundreds of other motorists for an hour on Highway 99). The conference … Continue reading

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#LA12SCBWI – Day 2

My impressions of the second day of the annual SCBWI summer conference. Rough notes from five of the keynotes/workshops I attended. Karen Cushman talked about how writing rules often contradict one another, so we should either ignore rules or write … Continue reading

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#LA12SCBWI – Day 1

Here are my impressions of the first day of the SCBWI annual summer conference. Kind of quick and dirty. First, the Arthur Levine keynote in which he discussed timelessness this way: When a story captures a moment of intimacy between … Continue reading

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#LA12SCBWI – The Prelude

About an hour ago, my son and I arrived at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza for the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) big annual summer conference. The room is quite nice and very spacious. I hadn’t been … Continue reading

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RTW – Best Book in July

YA Highway‘s Road Trip Wednesday asks today, What was the best book you read in July? I’ve been on a bit of a Lois McMaster Bujold kick for nearly the entire month (which means I’ve read 1 1/3 of her … Continue reading

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