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An Open Letter to the Paris Review

Dear Whitey and other assorted Whiteys,

In the wake of the continuing dehumanization of, murder of, lynching of Black children I see that you may want to find a way to use your position to make a statement. 554 more words

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Five tips for ascending the Slush Pile

A “what not to do list” sounds so dictatorial. But the sheer volume of things to avoid when you are trying to publish a book for young readers can be overwhelming. 521 more words


events for 2015 (so far)

The 2015 calendar is starting to fill up.

First, though: Saturday, Nov. 29, I’m signing books at Barbed Wire Books in Longmont, CO at 2 pm. 198 more words

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The Not So Hidden World of Notnarnia

So, at dVerse this week, Anthony Desmond served up a prompt for “Poetics” saying “Let’s tap into that childlike creativity for today’s Poetics:
create a fantasy world, and try to stay away from the familiar; be outlandish… 298 more words

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The Artist's Way - Week Eight

I haven’t been checking in a lot with you about The Artist’s Way, the twelve week program that I started this year on the week of October 6. 366 more words


11/26/14- Daily Prompt:

It’s the day before Thanksgiving; write a story from the turkey’s point of view…