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Mermay 2020 + My First Book Contract!

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Mermay 2020 + My First Book Contract!

May 2020 - Mermay and a New Book Deal!

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Another month passes...

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Another month passes...

April was Earth Day. Earth Day 2020 and covid thoughts.

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March Madness?

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March Madness?

(originally published as my March 2020 newsletter, cross-posted here)Okay so everything went to sh*t.It's a pretty unexpected series of events.Everything we thought we'd be doing today or yesterday has changed over the course of the last few weeks, and the world seems like a different place. I'd published a new class and was so excited to share, but now it all seems useless and my work and life seems pretty irrelevant.Everyone is in my thoughts (yes, my anxiety spirals are doing quite well and spinning swiftly as I type), and I'm doing the hermit thing more than usual.That aside, I've compiled...

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SCBWI Miami - First Books Panel

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SCBWI Miami - First Books Panel

These are things I didn’t get to say, but they helped me along the way. My sixth grade teacher posted this quote on the board one day and I wrote it in my journal, and it’s stuck with me ever since. Hitch your wagon to a star. -- from the Ralph Waldo Emerson essay “American Civilization” It comes from an essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson about proximity to celebrity and wealth, but back then I didn’t know that and I interpreted it as setting your expectations for yourself very high. In my mind, always literal, I imagined someone hitching their...

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Hurricanes, Renovations, & Knitting, Oh My!

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Hurricanes, Renovations, & Knitting, Oh My!

I might be juggling too many balls right now. Here are a few!

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