Monthly Archives: April 2011

Congrats to Scott Carter

Congratulations to my friend Scott William Carter for winning the Oregon Book Award.  His terrific Young Adult novel, The Last Great Getaway of the Water Balloon Boys, won the Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature.  Check out Scott’s work, both his novels and short stories. He’s an excellent writer.

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Always striving

In a recent post, I mentioned that I had just returned from a writers’ workshop.  A non-writer friend of mine — yes, I do have friends who aren’t writers — said, “Why are you still going to workshops?  I thought you sold a novel.  Do you still need that stuff?” The answer for me was easy.  When […]

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Cracking the Ice – blurb #3

I’ve been sharing blurbs for Cracking the Ice, my novel due out in early June and here’s another.  (A blurb is that glowing quote that when potential readers see it on the cover, prompts them to plunk down their hard-earned cash.) This one comes from Richard Harris, who graciously gave of his time to talk to me about his experiences […]

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