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BRIDE COMES OUT IN PAPERBACK!

OK so its been like forever since I’ve been on and I promise do much better. I’ve been busy as the writer in residence at the Trapp Family Lodge in Vermont. Incredible place and I knew Maria when I was a young boy and she, by then, an older woman who looked nothing like Julie…

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Countdown begins

Wow. The first launch letter went out across the country and am already getting terrific feedback from booksellers and readers and some very dear friends. When you start something you always dream of following it through. It doesn’t always happen but when we make the effort, when it happens, its wondrous. Thanks to all the…

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Buzz

The thing about books and how they are perceived is–it’s all about the buzz. The idea that an author holes up somewhere and is taken over by the muse and pours out his or her heart/imagination/craft onto the keyboard and by some miracle it sells to a publisher and they take over from there is…

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Standing ovation

OK, Mickey Mouse never showed but the speech went well. Emotional time as this was the anniversary of my dad’s passing so I talked about everything he taught me, family, creativity essential, reach for your dreams, make a difference. Either everyone was just tired of sitting or that was a standing ovation at the end.…

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Big Shoes to Walk In…

Tomorrow I head out to Disney World, Orlando for the 18th National Conference on Family Literacy (NCFL). It will be so cool to speak to some 1500 educators and volunteers who are making a difference in this country, helping families connect to books and education and improving their chances for success in life. It’s humbling…

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