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Dahlonega Literary Festival

Arrrwoooo - Just a heads' up that I'll be one of the featured children's authors at the Dahlonega Literary Festival this weekend. I'm presenting a session on WOLVES at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, in the St. Luke Parish Hall.

Other Southern Breezers appearing this weekend will be my good buddy Janice Hardy and Mark Braught and Laura Knorr.

I'll be at The Crimson Moon for "lunch with the authors" Saturday at 11:30. Click here for festival information and a schedule. Most events are free and open to the public. Read More 
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Historically Speaking from the Decatur Book Festival

Greetings from Decatur, Ga., where thousands of folks have been enjoying the gorgeous weather and taking in all-things-books! Between shifts at our SCBWI PAL booth near the Children's Stage, I was able to listen to some fabulous authors speak about writing historical fiction. Here's a gem or two from several participating in a couple of different sessions:  Read More 
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Shepherds and Writing to Win

The Decatur Book Festival was nothing less than awesome this weekend. I had a great time presenting, and our SCBWI Southern Breeze booth was hopping all weekend!

Hundreds of people dedicated endless hours to make it a success, and I pondered another kind of dedication as parents brought their children by our booth.  Read More 
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Bookzilla alive and well

Greetings from Decatur, Georgia, where I've had entirely too little sleep and entirely too much fun! Details to come, but it's been a great festival so far with enthusiastic crowds and dynamic authors and illustrators.

How fun to meet young wolf enthusiasts who happened by our SCBWI Southern Breeze booth by the children's stage.  Read More 
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Decatur Book Festival This Weekend!

It's almost here! The AJC's Decatur Book Festival presented by Dekalb Medical this weekend is the largest independent book festival in the country. Woo-hoo!


My long-time critique group buddy Donna H. Bowman (www.donnahbowman.com) and I are presenting her BIG CATS and my WOLVES on the children's stage at 2 p.m. on Sunday.  Read More 
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Happy New School Year!

Wishing all a great start to 2009-10! I look forward to a fall full of writing, drawing, speaking, and visiting schools.

The Decatur Book Festival is fast approaching with an amazing line-up of authors.  Read More 
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Big ol' Snakes and Exploding Trees...

Hmmm... a little long between posts? Apologies! The hum of summer and unexpected visits from Mother Nature have interrupted my schedule.

We've been playing host to some unwelcome guests in our fenced-in back yard - copperheads! All three dogs have had encounters, but only one had the sense to stay out of strike range. I'm happy to report the other two are doing fine after overnight stays (just over a week apart) at the after-hours emergency animal clinic.  Read More 
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Cedartown, Poem in Your Pocket Day

Elizabeth Dulemba was right: the Cedar Valley Arts Festival folks put on a lovely show! Weather was a bit warm, but so are the organizers. Well done, ladies, and all those countless volunteer hours are for one purpose: to enhance the cultural and arts experiences of the community's youngsters. Bravo!


Tomorrow I'm delighted to be off to South Hall Middle School to enjoy the day with sixth-graders. Media Specialist Laura Losch goes above and beyond the call of duty to make reading fun for the students.  Read More 

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Cedar Valley Arts Festival

I'm looking forward to presenting at the Cedar Valley Arts Festival in Cedartown, Ga. this Saturday, April 25, at 11:30 in the Children's area. The organizers are so enthusiastic about providing cultural and literary opportunities to their community's youngsters. My friend Elizabeth Dulemba - www.dulemba.com - dazzled them last year.
Can't wait! (Link at left)
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