Throw Back Thursdays!

TBT: The Christmas Someone Stole My Grandma’s Car and Other Stories

December 10, 2015

This week’s post is from Christmas past, about finding inspiration in everyday life. It’s from a December 2010 post I wrote for Storytellers Unplugged, a multiple-author blog about writing, publication, and the creative life. You know that one question people seem to always ask writers? Not the one about how much money you make. I’m […]

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TBT: It’s Sweater Weather, Even if You Have to Wear it on Your Head

December 4, 2015

For this week’s “Throw Back Thursday,” I chose a blog post from three years ago. Two reasons why. The first is that the mild fall we had this year in St. Louis reminded me of the weather we had that year. The second is that shortly after Thanksgiving that same year, one of my two […]

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TBT 2008: Yes, Book Signings Can Be Awkward. But They Can Be Awesome, Too!

November 26, 2015

Since my first children’s book came out fifteen years ago, a lot has changed. But book signings continue to elicit a level of anxiety and insecurity not felt since middle school. Here’s why they’re still worth doing. Tale of a Book Signing I’m sitting at a table at a local bookstore, signing copies of my […]

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Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas?

November 5, 2015

It’s “Throw Back Thursday,” and from now until the end of the year, I’m going to post a writing-related “relic” each week. It’ll be a mix of topics, so whether you’re a reader, a writer, or an educator, you should find something that’s relevant — and hopefully, interesting. This one’s for teachers, librarians, and anyone […]

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