Monthly Archives: May 2012

Slice of Life: You Can Stop Writing Your Story

“You can stop writing your story. It’s been done.” That’s what I was told during a session on query letter writing during the SCBWI-OR Spring Conference. I know, it seems harsh. Perhaps I shouldn’t have shared my pathetic attempt at … Continue reading

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Slice of Life: SCBWI-OR Spring Conference

I attended the SCBWI-OR Spring Conference last Friday and Saturday.  This is a fantastic organization if you’re a budding children’s or YA writer. I should revise that first paragraph to say that I also presented.  My first presentation for the … Continue reading

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Solace in Nature Now Available

 I am thrilled to announce a new book in the world.   Solace in Nature is a collection of twenty haiku inspired by twenty photos I have taken.  I find solace in nature and in writing. Some of these photos have … Continue reading

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The Progressive Poem for National Poetry Month

Advice for a Dark Day If you are reading this,                                                             you must be hungry. Kick off your silver slippers,   come sit with us a spell. A hanky, here, now dry your tears and fill your glass with wine.   … Continue reading

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Slice of Life Tuesday

Where did April go?  I did very well writing a haiku per day until April 27 and then life got in the way: Sick The needs of a family member Writing Project Preparation for a Presentation Life getting in the … Continue reading

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