Category Archives: Inspiration

Coming from a Dark Place

I think of myself as a happy person. When I first started writing as a young child, my stories were full of magic and possibility, and my first completed published book, a middle-grade, was made up largely of fantasy and … Continue reading

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Born April 11, 2007 at 1:52 am

Happy 5th Birthday to the light of my life!

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Tough versus tender

So my friend and I were hanging out the other day in my bright sunroom, gazing through the windows at tight buds and green shoots and the wind-tossed sea, and drinking ginger tea, and speaking of ghastly things (because she … Continue reading

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The Beautiful Place Where I Live

Beautiful Lunenburg

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Living like Ferdinand

The story of Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf (totally awesome name!) is one of my favorite childhood books. If you don’t know, Ferdinand is a gentle soul who just likes to smell the flowers until the day he sits … Continue reading

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The Last Day of 2011

I like the sound of 2012. 12 is a multiple of 3 and 3 is my favorite number just because it’s so neat and independent. A tripod- solid but with a little possible sway in its makeup. Potentially unpredictable if … Continue reading

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Around town; a few of my favorite things

I live in a small town. It used to be mostly retired folks but over the last few years, a lot of younger people are moving in. It’s a cool mix of traditional, old-fashioned with just enough funk. I don’t … Continue reading

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These are so beautiful they make my heart hurt

This is one of the mysterious paper sculptures which have been popping up at a library in Edinburgh and elsewhere in the city. They are breath-taking and remind me of the best of the Brothers Quay animated films, and pop-up … Continue reading

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The Legend of Ugly Ghost

            My son drew and wrote this comic when he was 4 or 5. I find it tragic and beautiful like all the best stories. Also it makes me laugh.

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Read to Write

I don’t know about the rest of you but I spend entirely too much time in my own head. Part of it is being a writer. I haven’t really found (nor do I really want to find) a way of … Continue reading

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