Monthly Archives: August 2010

Book Giveaway and Release Day!

To celebrate the release of WILDFIRE RUN, I’m giving away a copy over on the ‘There’s a Book’ blog. If you’d like a chance to win, please stop by using the book giveaway link below and leave a comment. And … Continue reading

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Why I Need Libraries to Write Fiction

It’s taken me some to time to write this in response to recent questioning of the need for libraries in what some call the age of the internet. After I read the story about the Chicago incident and picked up … Continue reading

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Query Letters for Practice – The Wizard of Oz

In response to a tweetchat, I decided to post my two versions of query letters for the Wizard of Oz. Writing practice queries based on famous movies is a great way to learn the process, especially to focus on the … Continue reading

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Who were the smartest U.S. Presidents?

Who were the smartest presidents of the United States? It’s not the same question as rating the effectiveness of presidents, and I’m not writing this to open up a debate on modern presidents.  I’m just having a geeky history moment … Continue reading

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Book Stonehenge and a Cat, of course

My author copies of WILDFIRE RUN arrived today! What a great feeling, after all these years of work. I couldn’t just let them sit in the box, so my kids and I put together our version of Stonehenge. (Kids are SO … Continue reading

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WILDFIRE RUN book trailer – Escape from Camp David

After watching scores of book trailers trying to get a feel for what works, I’m so happy to be able to post the trailer for WILDFIRE RUN. I’m also very excited to post the news that WILDFIRE RUN is a … Continue reading

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