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Life on the Deckle Edge

Mom 2 Mom Connection interview!

I'm thrilled to be featured on Heather Ivester's great blog, Mom 2 Mom Connection, a terrific source of encouragement for busy parents who also love to write. Copy and paste this link for the interview:

http://heatherivester.com/2010/08/31/author-interview-robyn-hood-black/

Heather is a talented author who knows a bit about combining mothering and writing. As it says on her site, "Heather Ivester has a heart for parents who feel called to write, as she’s the mother of five school-aged children, and writing is the only way she can complete a sentence around her house." Ha!  Read More 
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Wolves vs. Red Elephants

For some Friday football fun, our local paper, the Gainesville (Ga.) Times, is doing stories on hypothetical match-ups between school mascots. The editor gave the reporter for today's story my name as a contact. Cut and past the link below in your browser if you'd like to ponder an unlikely, unnatural contest!

http://www.gainesvilletimes.com/section/6/article/37065/
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On My First Baby's Leaving the Nest

Not long ago I was in the back yard with the dogs.

A brown thrasher squawked and carried on in the branches above me. Why was it moving closer rather than farther away?

Then I saw it - a brown thrasher baby, inside the tennis court fence and inside the half-filled dog water bowl. Now there was a dilemma.  Read More 
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Are you a Bella or a Bean?

Part of the excitement of a new school year is meeting new folks! My daughter is heading off to college and my son's 10th grade class is welcoming some fresh faces this year.

These new beginnings, with mixes of new personalities, put me in the mind of Rebecca Kai Dotlich's charming BELLA & BEAN (Atheneum, 2009).


Bella wants to write poems.


Bean wants to go for a walk.


Bella wants to write poems.


Bean wants Bella to look at her cute toes.

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Check out Elizabeth Dulemba's Coloring Pages!

My friend and award-winning author-illustrator Elizabeth Dulemba took a special liking to the Chestatee Wildlife Preserve's new baby zedonk. So today, for the Coloring Page she offers each Tuesday on her website, she has an adorable picture of a zebra! (And a picture and links to some of the online zedonk coverage.) Check out www.dulemba.com

But first, read what she has to say about why she offers these fun, free coloring pages to her happy followers:

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Link to Interview

Thanks to Mayra Calvani for posting an interview with yours truly on her great blog!

http://mayrassecretbookcase.blogspot.com/2010/07/interview-with-childrens-author-and.html

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