Plain Truth, by Jodi Picoult. Awesome as usual. A synopsis, in haiku: Amish dead baby Did the teen kill it? Maybe. Tense lawyer finds out. Enjoy.

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I started writing a new book today. Okay, I started it a while back, but I think I found the voice, and the first paragraph, so I’m off and running.…

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Writing

As you know, I’ve been sending out queries – those hard to write, but oh-so-important letters to agents TRYING to garner interest in my YA novel. To understand queries, and…

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I just finished a YA book called, The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga. I stumbled across his website and read the first chapter. It is…

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Reviews

Here I was wondering what to blog about and this shows up in the InBox – Dear Ms. Tyre: Thank you so much for your patience while I’ve had your…

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I like YA. That’s just how I roll. But recently I found a Jodi Picoult novel on my bookshelf, courtesy I’m sure of my mother-in-law an avid reader, and decided…

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Writing

is not accurate. Writers always say, “it’s MAKING the time to write.” You know, writers can be annoying. Anyway, I’m trying to MAKE more time to write this week. It…

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Writing

I was lamenting to a friend that my daughter and I had a very tough day of homeschooling this week. You can lead a kid to homework, but you can’t…

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Writing

depressing. I was going to blog about a cool website I found, but then I got this in the In-Box: Thank you for thinking of me with this project; I…

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