Monthly Archives: March 2009

Drum roll, please…

Congratulations to Jesaka Long who won a copy of Writer’s Digest Guide to Query Letters! Please send your mailing address so that we can send you your copy. Thanks again to everyone for a great discussion!

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Blog Tour: Author Wendy Burt-Thomas

Today I’m hosting a Q & A with Wendy Burt-Thomas. She is a full-time freelance writer, editor and copywriter with more than 1,000 published pieces. Her third book, “The Writer’s Digest Guide to Query Letters” hit stores in January 2009. … Continue reading

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Hidden treasures

This morning I took my two sons , a soccer ball, my older son’s bicycle, the stroller and headed to the nearby high school field. When the sun is out here in the Pacific Northwest, one must optimize the moment. … Continue reading

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Our friend: The Igloo Tent

This weekend we became the proud owners of a $9.99 tent from Ikea. Not just any tent, but a tent in the shape of an igloo (see photo courtesy of Ikea). Both of our sons love this tent. And today, … Continue reading

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Fatal Distraction

A mama writing friend posted a link to an article in the Washington Post on her Facebook page earlier this week. I was intrigued by the title and tagline, Fatal Distraction: Forgetting a child in the back seat of a … Continue reading

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Stage Fright

After I graduated from college, I lived in Japan for a total of three years. The first two years I worked in public junior and senior high schools as an assistant English teacher/native speaker. It was a wonderful job – … Continue reading

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Just shrug it off

One of my cousins recently gave me four words of valuable advice: just shrug it off. I was questioning whether or not we would be depriving our son of a better education if he only attends half-day kindergarten. (There is … Continue reading

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