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Weekend warrior

I did something this weekend (or last weekend. The weekend just gone. You choose, it doesn’t matter) which I haven’t done in a long time. 1,604 more words

Random Witterings

Straight from the Editor: Penny & Jelly!

For the grand finale of our week-long celebration of Maria Gianferrari’s sublime Penny & Jelly, we’ve got a special treat: an interview with Maria’s editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Cynthia Platt. 770 more words


The Savior, Part 5a: (Gotta Have) Faith

Continued from June 18, 2015 post, The Savior, Part 4: Three Chords

I didn’t love Belize. I love what Belize gave me—four of the best friends I’ll ever have… 497 more words

Writing And Life

#PhonePhill - Conversation #8: Mac McSharry

Mac McSharry! @MacBullitt!

Damn, I need a third name for him to make that opener work properly. The rhythm’s all askew now. I wish I’d gotten a third name for him during the TWO HOURS we were nattering. 1,492 more words

My Way

Unless You Have Already Called 911--Some Tips for Sharing the Summer with Kids

So, it’s summer. Strawberries. Kayaks. Kids in my office.

Ok, my office is a corner of the bedroom. Or the kitchen table. Or the living room couch. 769 more words

Writing And Life

Just the Right Amount of Adventure

I’m so thrilled to be posting on Emu’s Debuts for the very first time! I’ve had my eye on this blog since my querying days (okay, years), so writing this post feels like one of those moments when something big (or small) happens and you think, “This dream is really coming true!” 405 more words

Writing And Life

#PhonePhill - Conversation #7: Rebecca Handley

Good Lord, it seems like all I do these days is natter on that infernal telephonic voice-casting contraption.

This (last) week I had a chat with… 1,013 more words

Someone Else's Way