Category Archives: adolescence

Rubber(s) and the road

He comes up next to me, opens his arms and says, “Give me a hug.” Because I am his mom, I do. And he shoves my head in his armpit, which makes both of us laugh until we can’t talk. … Continue reading

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Guest blog post: Shelley Tougas on shifts between genres

  Friends, you need to make the acquaintance of Shelley Tougas.  She is wonderful in many ways, also very wise, and she writes in many genres, which contributes to her wiseness.  She is also the award-winning author of Little Rock … Continue reading

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Mind geography: doors and mirrors

Characters have to live somewhere, of course, but the question is always where.  When I first started working (cluelessly) on SKY, I gave Morgan my growing-up house, because 1) it was all I could think to do, since 2) my … Continue reading

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