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A Proclamation

Normally when I sit down to write a post for Emu’s Debuts, I come in with a plan, feeling assured and confident the post will be done in roughly an hour, I’ll add a few gifs, and voila! 496 more words



In the months leading up to signing with my agent, I got in the habit of flipping to the acknowledgements page of middle-grade books to peruse who the author thanked and how fervently they thanked them.   597 more words

Thank You and Fare Well!

All sorts of words can be used to describe the purpose of this post.








See ya.

But I most like “farewell” because my feelings about leaving the nest don’t feel permanent or sad. 424 more words

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After the Ecstasy, the Editing

Everything editors, agents, and authors have told me at SCBWI conferences has turned out to be true, particularly the things I didn’t believe would be true for me. 542 more words

Vellum for e-book Publishing

I just used Vellum for the first time to prepare files to upload on KDP, Amazon’s e-book platform. I’ve dragged my feet on doing this for over a year. 538 more words

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There is Room for All of Us

My first real fiction writing was in college, when I wrote and performed in a sketch comedy group.  It’s been twenty years since I’ve seen or read anything we wrote back then, so I have no perspective on whether what we produced was good or terrible. 625 more words

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The real life Angelina

Those of you who have read ‘The Making of Henri Higgins’ will know who Angelina is. Those who haven’t – I don’t think it’s too much of a spoiler to let you know that Angelina is Elizabeta’s daughter, who dreams of being a designer. 324 more words

Writing And Life