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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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People Behind the Story of a Book

Still in Maine. Still canoeing. Still reading and writing.   A few years ago I entered one of my manuscripts in the annual Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award – ABNA for short. I figured that it would be a good way to get a reality check. Even brutal, the competition would position my work in comparison to other manuscripts. Initially I had written the story for … [Read More...]

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Le Temps Nous Est Compté

Entre 1995 et 2013, j’ai vécu scotchée aux calendriers de mes quatre enfants. En fait, pour quelqu’un qui n’est pas en très bons termes avec les chiffres en général, j’étais la reine du calendrier scolaire. Aucune date liée à la vie de mes enfants et de leurs écoles n’échappait à mon œil maternel. Jamais je n’aurais fait les magasins pour les maillots de bain et serviettes de plage après le … [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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People Behind the Story of a Book

Still in Maine. Still canoeing. Still reading and writing.   A few years ago I entered one of my manuscripts in the … [Read More...]

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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...]

On the Run…

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Le Temps Nous Est Compté

Entre 1995 et 2013, j’ai vécu scotchée aux calendriers de mes quatre enfants. En fait, pour quelqu’un qui n’est pas en très bons termes avec les … [Read More...]

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Each Day is Another Chance

Between four to seven inches of rain poured in Central Maine last night. The sound of the rain on the roof of our cabin was so deafening that for … [Read More...]

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Of Old Cars and Memory Land

Memory is a mysterious and sometimes hurtful land. When we roam through its complex landscape, the moments when we have felt less than someone else … [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 … [Read More...]

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