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Pitching a Book to Nine Agents: Lessons Learned

Nine. That’s how many times I’ve pitched my novel idea to an agent or acquiring editor. The transition from writing to pitching is really steep; if you’re an artist and not a salesman, it’s terrifying! I’ve spent years trying to … Continue reading

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Second-Decade Teacher Wisdom: It’s Really About HOW You Are

I’ve had two conversations of epiphany with two different teacher friends of mine. We had these astonishing revelations, at the same time, of why we are better teachers now than when we were younger. (And what makes a teacher “great” … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Failed Blogger; How to Turn It Around

In the past, I tried writing two different blogs. Both failed. Failed both in the sense that I gave up and also in the sense that they were so rarely read. I know exactly why. What I was doing is … Continue reading

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Books My Son Likes: Wonder

So my son doesn’t love to read. Finding books he enjoys is a challenge, so finding those gems makes them worth sharing. The novel Wonder is the second book my middle grade boy loved. And I mean loved, loved, LOVED. … Continue reading

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Chewing with My Mouth Open (Thank you, Bell’s Palsy!)

It’s bad manners, of course. But I wonder how many times I didn’t realize I was doing this? I’m better now, but due to an injury to and subsequent viral infection (called Bell’s Palsy) in the nerves of my face … Continue reading

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Eating Grain Free/Sugar Free at Hershey Park

I’m writing this quick blurb because I looked for something already written on this at the beginning of summer and found nothing. So, it’s not super easy, but it is possible to eat at Hershey Park and avoid grains and … Continue reading

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Large Group Games for Latin Camp, part 2

So Large Group Games for Latin Camp got to be too long of a post, so here’s part 2. Games I used day 2 of my camp of 34 kids, ages 9-14: Hot Potato Purpose: to painlessly repeat a declension … Continue reading

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