Monthly Archives: July 2009

Two math poems accepted

Two of my math poems have been accepted for Umbrella Journal’s upcoming fall issue, for the special school subjects section. Yippee!

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Getting There

I’m getting ready to send out my chapter book, The Angry Little Boy. Well, actually, I’m sitting here writing on my blog instead of going over my manuscript again for typos, grammatical errors, inconsistencies, and the like. No, really, I’m … Continue reading

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Do you outline?

Barbara Ehrentreu’s interview with Penny Ehrenkranz, in which they discuss writing process — and disclose that neither of them outlines when writing — got me thinking about my process — Nope, I don’t outline either — certainly not on paper. … Continue reading

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Promotion and Independent Bookstores

I work in Waltham, MA where we’re lucky enough to still have a thriving indepedent bookstore that promotes local authors, Back Page Books. See the link at the right to their website. Small press/self-published authors and independent bookstores seem to … Continue reading

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Self Publishing Promotion

Crystalee Calderwood has an interesting post up on her blog today about self-promotion for small press and self-published authors. I recently sold a rhymed story to a small press. It’s going to be part of an anthology of children’s stories … Continue reading

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Check out this cool cover for Guardian

If this doesn’t make y’all want to run right out and buy the book, I don’t know what will. This one’s going on my must-read list.

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Meet Katie Hines

Imagine you have made a secret promise that can lead you to an incredible treasure and an ancient power. But in order to fulfill that promise, you must defeat an age-old sect determined to claim the treasure and power themselves. … Continue reading

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