Monthly Archives: March 2010

Vote early, vote often

Well, I think you can only vote once per computer. But use other people’s computers! SKY is up for a Minnesota Book Award in the category of Young People’s Literature, and folks out in the world can also vote it … Continue reading

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I have officially lost it

How do I know this? I spent 30 minutes looking at LOLCats. I realize this doesn’t sound like insanity to most. But net surfing isn’t one of my pastimes unless I’ve left the world of rational thought or am using … Continue reading

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Drowning in music

Do you do this? I can’t be the only one that does this. Though I may be the only one who does it in a Prius, and before you go hating on being fuel-efficient, may I say I drive it … Continue reading

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GET OVER IT, or girls can wear tuxes, too

WARNING: screechingly liberal post ahead, and yes, this is slightly ancient news because it’s more than ten minutes old, but it’s still worthy to talk about. And now we have a cool logo. OK. Maybe you’ve heard about this. A … Continue reading

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A list of things I like & dislike

In no particular order, things I like in my life, excluding things like friends and family, duh (I’m reaching for a blog topic today, can you tell?): 1) a quiet house where no one’s coming home for a while–like a … Continue reading

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Potluck people

It’s 11:08 right now, so I’ll get this one in before it’s not Friday anymore. I’m doing better at remembering! And don’t you love the P alliteration in this week’s entry titles? It also seems to be LOLCats Week on … Continue reading

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Privilege processing

Today I was talking to someone about privilege, and how I am privileged more than I can even acknowledge: I’m white, middle-class, way too educated, and employed, plus I live in a house, drive a car, have clean water . … Continue reading

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A letter to my characters

This may sound entirely strange, but sometimes I write my books, and sometimes they write me. Mostly I’m talking about my characters. Sometimes I think them up, but sometimes they come and find me and pound on my head to … Continue reading

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Telling the story v. marketing the story

This weekend I got to see THE LIGHTNING THIEF, which you may know is the adaptation of the first book of the PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS series. Love the series–the whole family has read it (I’m the last to … Continue reading

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