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Kidlit Fiction about Child Movie Actors and Oscar Trivia – Nominated Kids

I did quite a bit of research on child actors to write WOLF STORM, and even though I never had a desire to act as a child (direct, yes!), it’s fascinating to consider what they go through and how they … Continue reading

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WOLF STORM Costumes – Designing for the Fictional Movie

I love movies, especially sprawling science fiction, fantasy or historical epics with elaborate costumes and props and sets. When I set out to write WOLF STORM, the most fun part of the preliminary planning was getting to think up my … 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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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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Movie Stars of Old

Who is your favorite actor from a pre-1980 movie? I’m watching old movies this week as part of my research for my WIP. It’s hard tough work, let me tell you. Cue tiny violins. As you can tell from the … Continue reading

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White House Photos

Sadly, I missed the tour of the Library of Congress on my recent trip to D.C., but did get to do the White House Garden tour. I’ve done so much research on the White House, presidents, and presidential children in … Continue reading

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