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Freedom

Arkansas has a semi-pro baseball team and recently they made the national news, including the headlines on Yahoo. Check it out.

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Whistling Dixie

Hey, don’t forget to get in the running for one of two autographed copies of books by fabulous YA author Nicole O’Dell. Check out the details HERE. This weekend had highs and lows. A bright spot: Someone won the Masters who was not named Tiger. This person also doesn’t have creepy Nike commercials running on […]

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Interview and Giveaway With Nicole O’Dell

Today I’d like to welcome to the blog Nicole O’Dell, author of the Scenarios for Girls series! Nicole is a great author with a heart for teens, and someone I’ve enjoyed getting to know. Stay tuned for info how you can win a signed copy of one of her latest releases Magna and Making Waves. […]

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Can I Have a Star on Hollywood Blvd?

Happy mid-week! I’m happy to announce that my once-dead newsletter has been resurrected. It’s the Edward Cullen of newsletters–you just can’t kill it. (Believe me, I’ve tried.)  Anyway, if you’d like to sign up to get updates about new releases (do you have a book coming out soon? yes! will there be another katie parker? […]

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It’s a Nugget Revolution

It’s Easter Sunday as I write this, and I’m sitting here in a gluttony-induced coma. Speaking of eating for five, has anyone seen Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? I accidentally caught it Friday night (lame night for a TV show to be stuck on), and though it was a tad slow, it was still so good. […]

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Tammy Faye Says Hey

So Tuesday was my birthday. It was an awesome day. If you are holding out on joining Facebook, you need to jump on there just so you can get 200 “happy birthdays” on your big day. I’m thinking of changing my birthday a few times a year just so I can get all that attention […]

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Do You Have Any Writing Advice?

One of the questions I get asked regularly (other than when are you going to pay me that ten bucks you promised for buying your book…) is “Do you have any writing advice?”  I’ve been getting this question a lot lately, so I thought I would dole out some writing info now. Question 1: I can’t […]

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My Brain Is Toast. The White Kind That’s Not Good For You.

Thanks so much for everyone who chimed in on Tuesday’s post on what you do and don’t want to see in your fiction. Loved all the different view points. I finished my book, Save the Date. In case you think this is a romance, it’s not. It’s a spy thriller about the dangers of spoiled […]

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Too Real?

First of all, I have to confess to you all that I just entered into a blog drawing specifically for mothers. The prize is dinner and two tickets to see the revival of South Pacific. If I win, I will take those tickets without any thought or care for some poor, overworked, under-appreciated mother. And […]

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I Got Your Back, Sandy

If my life were a movie right now it would titled Weird. Let me share one example (as I type with a cat sprawled across the keyboard). So last weekend I went to the monthly Wal-Mart meeting for managers. Don’t ask how I got in. It involves Ginsu knives, a low cut blouse, and one […]

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Where’s My Pool Boy?

I just wanted to pop in to let you know I’m taking a blogging vay-kay this week. I will return March 22nd, the first day of Spring Break for most Arkansas schools. It has been a crazy few weeks with my teacher hat on, and I am more than ready for a week off. And […]

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Short and Sweet.

Congrats to blogger friend Suzanne Schaffer, winner of the yet-to-be-released So Over My Head. Not only did she win in the “drawing,” but she had the best idea for a tshirt slogan. I didn’t share my own ideas because I wanted all fresh ideas, but Suzanne actually picked one of them–These Boobs Are Made for […]

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Name a Shirt, Win a Book

Just got the news Corey Haim has died. How sad. What a waste.  My favorite movie of his was probably Lost Boys. Eighties kids everywhere are sad, so buy one some ice cream today. Don’t forget this week’s drawing. To enter you simply have to help us out with our annual Susan G. Komen/Race for […]

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Sneak Peek of So Over My Head

Omigosh, are the Oscar’s over yet? Longest, most boring awards show in history. I couldn’t even stick it out and just gave up. I think no matter who hosts, there should always be a Billy Crystal-like montage. And there should always be live performances of the Oscar nominated songs peppered throughout. And they should make […]

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Besides the Fat Paychecks, This is Why I Teach

I’m sad to say this semester’s group of kids aren’t as quote-worthy as my previous group. But I finally rounded up some and thought I’d share. Student 1: My favorite possession is a stuffed pig. Student 2: You should upgrade it with an automatic oinker. Student 3: My phone has texting. Which keeps me from being […]

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Because Who Doesn’t Want to Talk About Asparagus?

Happy Monday! This weekend I braved it and went to Wal-Mart. The parking lot was full of class and entertainment. And my personal favorite… Has anyone seen Shutter Island? I think I might want to see it. I had no interest in it. Couldn’t even watch the commercials. But then I found out the previews […]

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Cats and Calculators

Happy Friday! So I told you about my super talented student who is bound to write/act for Saturday Night Live. But I gave you the wrong link for her funny blog that documents her year in a Chicago inner-city school. I’m just glad she came back alive. And not selling crack. You can see the […]

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Let There Be Light

I just bought the weirdest looking alarm clock ever. In fact, every time I look at it, I “see” something different–none of it appropriate. It looks like when the Stark Trek TV show got canceled and cleared out the set, this is what was left. So I have fought the battle of the curtains in […]

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea At the Time

I’m a very independent person. But sometimes not as independent as I think I am. For instance, I don’t think my blinds have ever been cleaned without me paying someone to do it. And I can’t replace a light fixture by myself. Or change a flat tire. Or survive a whole weekend alone at a […]

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