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Magical Middle Grade

Best-selling children’s author Suzanne Selfors remembers the question well.

“Why are all your characters so miserable?” asked the grade-schooler.

She’d never been asked that, but it was a good question because she does like to open her books on kids in less-than-happy situations. 613 more words

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With explanation kind…

J.R.R. Tolkien was a staunch defender of the appropriateness of fairy tales and fantasy for both children and adults but in his seminal essay “On Fairy-Stories,” he acknowledged that some stories need to be “sized” for children. 1,029 more words

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WONDER AND WONDERING

We’re suffering here in Seattle – a record 15 days of temperatures over 80 degrees. I know this might be laughable to people in other, hotter, parts of the country, including our California cousins who don’t even break a sweat until it’s over 100. 453 more words

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DESIRE

Ah, Spring. Everywhere I look it’s the force that through the green fuse drives the flower. Nature has sensed the void she’s said to abhor and is filling her incompleteness with trilliums and trout lilies, spidery maple leaves and daphne odora variegata. 475 more words

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Member news - 12 December 2014

This Saturday, 13 December, two ECWG members will be at book signings in the area, just in time for holiday giving.

Evelyn Christensen will be at the Half Price Books on Tiverton Way (off Nicholasville Road) in Lexington from 2-4 p.m. 43 more words

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A Cafe Chat with Author Beth Ain by Lindsay Bandy

This fine Thursday, it is our pleasure to welcome Beth Ain, author of the acclaimed Starring Jules series, to the Eastern Penn Points Cafe. You can visit Beth’s web site… 975 more words

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Member news - 22 August 2014

This Saturday, August 23, two ECWG members will be at book signings in the area.

Evelyn Christensen will be at the Morris Book Shop in Lexington along with other local authors of children’s books. 89 more words

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