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critique partners

Happy Book birthday to Tangled Magick and Any Way You Slice It–Plus a giveaway!

Not only is it Tangled Magick’s book birthday today, but I happen to share this special book birthday with my friend and fellow critique partner, Kristine Carlson Asselin! Her book, Any Way You Slice It is also available today!! I met Kris over 6 years ago at an SCBWI conference. She has come so far, … Continue reading »

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Meet Ansha Kotyk, author of Gansterland, plus a giveaway! Blogger Book Fair

  GANGSTERLAND by Ansha Kotyk Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon as a paperback or ebook.   Fourteen-year-old Jonathan Brooks would like nothing more than to relax for a few hours and read his comic book. But GANGSTERLAND is no ordinary graphic novel. When Jonathan actually disappears inside the book, he’s dropped into a … Continue reading »

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How I write series…critique groups!

Critique Groups…I couldn’t live without mine (I have two).If you don’t have one, stop reading this post and go get one. Where to find one, you ask? There are several reputable places to go. If you are writing for children, visit the SCBWI website–for those of you who don’t know what SCBWI is– it stands … Continue reading »

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And this little piggy went to market…

Two of my fabulous writing friends and critique partners are giving away signed copies of To Find A Wonder along with other fabulous reads like The brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. and Sugar and Ice by Kate Messner at Laura Pauling’s blog and Eternal by Cynthia Leitich Smith and Rules by Cynthia Lord on Kris … Continue reading »

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Make me laugh…or cry

My friend and fellow critique partner, Susan, is writing a book about mystical experiences that people have near death. Her stories often make me cry as if I was the best friend or the mother or sister of the deceased. I know she covets my lyrical and descriptive style, but I covet her ability to … Continue reading »

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