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For the past month or two, I’ve felt like I’m struggling more than usual to keep up with everything. I’ve felt more stressed and frazzled, and I’m having a harder time making sure nothing slips through the cracks. Then this weekend I stepped back and realized I’m currently juggling four different books in different stages(…)

Cool Stuff Friday

Friday challenges you to a dance-off! Dorkly shares 50 behind-the-scenes photos from Star Wars IV – VI. (Includes 12-year-old Warwick Davis!) Working LEGO particle accelerator. (Okay, so it actually accelerates a LEGO soccer ball, but still!) Pugs!!! Food-tasting cats.

School Visit

I don’t do as many school visits as children’s authors and YA/MG authors do, but I occasionally get to stop by and chat with a class or a school. Today I got to go back to my old elementary school — the same school I attended in the late seventies and early eighties — and(…)

Windycon Pics

I had a great time hanging out and catching up with people at Windycon this weekend! I’ve posted 40some pics on Facebook and Flickr. I was trying to push myself beyond using the automated settings. Most of these were taking with me manually playing with the shutter speed. Lessons learned… White balance is my nemesis.(…)