Biscuit Break

Outside Can Be the Right Place to Write

September 17, 2013

An article in The New York Times today affirmed what my dogs already know: writers are more productive when they write outdoors. Every time Luke and Nemo see me walk through the house with a notebook or my laptop, they head straight for the front door and practically herd me outside to write.  It works. […]

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Summer Break With the Biscuit Brothers

September 7, 2013

  This summer, my “office assistants” Luke and Nemo, aka “The Biscuit Brothers,” got to join the family for a week’s vacation in Michigan. While Luke loved playing in the lake, Nemo preferred sitting on his Little Mermaid beach towel!

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Sunshine Sheltie

April 19, 2013

Rain, rain, go away. We can’t go out to write today

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It’s School Visit Season!

October 17, 2012

I’m excited to be visiting schools again after the long summer break. Tomorrow, I’ll be at Claymont Elementary in Ballwin, Missouri. Claymont is in the Parkway school district, the same district as my old elementary school, Mason Ridge. Mason Ridge also happens to be where I first knew I wanted to be a writer, thanks […]

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It’s Finally Sweater Weather — Even if Your Sweater’s on Your Head!

October 8, 2012

Fall has always been my favorite time of year.  The start of a new school year feels like a fresh start for everyone, and the cooler weather is a welcome change from the hot summer– especially this year, with the 100+ degree temperatures here in St. Louis. Although the heat seemed reluctant to relax its […]

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