Happy New Year?

I’m lucky to live in a world of people who care about people. It’s the people who take care of the people. It’s the people who hold up the dignity and dreams of others. It’s the people who stand up for justice and equality. Are you part of this world? Take a look around you. Take a look inside you. If you’re questioning any direction in your life, if you’re...
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Write in the Park

       For writers ages 7-107 Could there be any better writing inspiration than the natural beauty of South Whidbey State Park? It’s one of my favorite places, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you as Calyx School {the ranger’s house) hosts us on select Fridays this fall. South Whidbey State Park is located on Smuggler’s Cove Road, and Whidbey’s free bus...
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Western Washington SCBWI

February 6 / 6:30 – 8:30 / Demaray Hall 150, Seattle Pacific University Western Washington Society of Children’s Authors and Illustrators Are you ready for our Phantastic February meeting this Thursday? Besides the usual catching up with friends and sharing our good news, you don’t want to miss: April conference announcements Deb Lund sharing how you can “Be a Fiction Magician!...
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Thankful

Thankful. That’s the name of the song I sang at a Thanksgiving service last night with my husband. I have a music degree, but he’s the accomplished musician with the creamy full baritone voice that makes people swoon (he hates it when I say things like that, especially in print). And I’m thankful. Thankful that I get to sing with him. Thankful to have him in my life. And after...
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New Year’s Resolutions: Warm wishes for my creative friends!

For a couple of decades now, we’ve written our resolutions in the sand at local beaches during low tide. The premise is simple. As the tide comes in, our resolutions are either carried off to the Universe to become reality, or there’s no sign left of them, relieving us of any guilt or accountability. Either way works for us! However, this year, before writing my own (actually, these...
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