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Trapped in Paris

Trapped in Paris, my juvenile fiction novel (12 and up) has been released. Set in contemporary Paris and the Parisian suburbs, Trapped in Paris is a fast paced action novel on a background of loss. Social and cultural backgrounds separate Cameron and Framboise, yet when the two teenagers find themselves stuck at the airport in Paris, their paths cross, and they become unlikely partners in … [Read More...]

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Le Coeur Battant du Maine

Au pied de la petite maison de bois rouge, le lac s’étire comme un gros chat ronronnant près d’un poêle. Mais prenez garde, le lac se métamorphose quand l'orage gronde. Les samedis et dimanches, mais aussi le soir après une journée de bureau, d’entrepôt ou de chômage, les pêcheurs arrivent sur leurs petits bateaux. Parfois ils sont accompagnés de leurs femmes ou petites amies. Souvent ils … [Read More...]

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Tourist in My Country

Being familiar with coastal California and New England, where variations in altitude offer dramatic scenery, I assumed that Florida, where I had never been, would be miles of flat, sandy beaches. Northern Florida, around the Jacksonville area, is in fact as picturesque as coastal California and Maine. Bridges, and even drawbridges, straddle rivers, creeks, streams, and estuaries. The … [Read More...]

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Welcome Home

The only reason I tolerate the elliptical machine and the stationary bike at the gym is that they allow me to catch the morning news. The only problem is that I never liked plugging earphones – I don’t even like earrings.  So unlike the men and women who pedal next to me, I can’t listen to the news. But I can read, thanks to the closed captioning. Closed captioning is great, but sometimes … [Read More...]

Writing for Children

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Meet My Character Blog Tour

  Last week, a fellow blogger invited me to be part of Meet My Character Blog Tour. Sherri blogs and writes from England, her native … [Read More...]

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Still Writing…

  When AP testing will be done, finals over, high school graduation a memory, and summer vacation almost there, I will be visiting a local … [Read More...]

Junie B. Jones Is Still Alive

I never check my phone at 6 a.m., but a text from my daughter caught my eye. “Barbara Park died.” A little girl, cuddled on a sofa, deaf to her … [Read More...]

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My Sister and The Famous Five

I was told that I learned how to read watching my father turn the pages of L’Orne Combattante, one of the local newspapers published in my native … [Read More...]

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The Season of Creativity

This winter has been exceptionally cold in many parts of the States, so cold in fact that the words polar vortex will, from now on, describe arctic … [Read More...]

On the Run…

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Le Coeur Battant du Maine

Au pied de la petite maison de bois rouge, le lac s’étire comme un gros chat ronronnant près d’un poêle. Mais prenez garde, le lac se métamorphose … [Read More...]

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Tourist in My Country

Being familiar with coastal California and New England, where variations in altitude offer dramatic scenery, I assumed that Florida, where I had never … [Read More...]

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Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler

  Après les paysages alpins de Lake Tahoe, la roche ocre et sculpturale de l’Utah et du Nouveau Mexique, la tentaculaire métropole de … [Read More...]

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Happy Fourth of July!

    Nous sommes le 3 juillet et il n’est que 14h, mais à la terrasse du American Bar sur la rue principale de la petite ville de … [Read More...]

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