Monthly Archives: November 2009

Delinquency

I am writing (I guess) about delinquency as in leather jackets, smoking, no school. You know the images from those old rebel movies and James Dean, Marlon Brando and the rest of the wild ones. It’s not a term that … Continue reading

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Punk Rock Girl/ Dead Milkmen video 1983

Because I have this wonderful news that I can’t share with you all yet AND because I am almost done with the first draft of FIERCE AND because The Punk Rock Band Name Contest for Four Fantastic YA Books

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My Desk

One of the things I’ve often been asked is where I work and what my workspace looks like. Ok, even though I have only recently moved to a small rental, I have always had my laptop in my bedroom. Even … Continue reading

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Hey Ho, Let’s Go- Punk Rock Contest/ Book giveaway

Since my current WIP (FIERCE) is about two punk rock girls growing up in California in the 80’s and since I was a punk rock girl myself I thought I’d have a special book giveaway contest. That’s me on the … Continue reading

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“Teens writing for Teens” Workshop Kids November 2009

Here are some of the super kids (Sophie, Hannah, Brandon, Marley, Miranda, and Sarah) who came to my two-part workshop at the Woodstock Children’s Library. We shared writing, talked about BOOKS!BOOKS!BOOKS! and our favorite writers. Oh and I also managed … Continue reading

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Mr Linky List and the Award of the Superior Scribbler

As a preamble, let me just say I’m a dunce when it comes to copying links and pretty basic website technological stuff. Of course I’m a whiz at the really complicated stuff 🙂 So, umm, anyway the delightful Simon Kewin … Continue reading

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Idears

Yeah, I know it’s supposed to be “Ideas” but they are dear to me so… Please indulge me in my silliness. I have a page posted up next to my computer with a list of possible plots for future books. … Continue reading

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Jo Treggiari and The Deathly Silence

The thing I’m having the hardest time with right now… The thing that lurks around in the back of my head and whispers scary notions while I’m trying to make progress on my new WIP … The thing that is … Continue reading

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Vanity…Impressed

So, I’m sure many frustrated writers out there exhausted by constant rejection and all the tough aspects of breaking into the business find themselves considering self-publishing. I admit I have a bias against it. I’m pretty insecure about my writing. … Continue reading

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YA Novels without the romance?

Thanks to author Karen Kincy for posing this question on Twitter. All I know about her is that she’s smart and snarky and obviously a gifted writer. Check out her website www.karenkincy.com and watch out for her young adult urban … Continue reading

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