Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

The world didn't end last week, and I'm about to graduate from Vermont College of Fine Arts with my MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults after two intense years of work and study. Sounds like 2013 is starting off just right!

Monday, December 17, 2012


The news of another mass shooting has me reeling. I don't want to make a speech. I don't want to rant. So I'll just quote a very wise soul. He's talking about a different situation, but it fits:

"Saruman believes it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. I found it is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love. Why Bilbo Baggins? Perhaps because I am afraid, and he gives me courage."

- Gandalf in The Hobbit (movie)

Saturday, December 1, 2012


It's interesting. Very interesting. The more I become part of this world of writing and reading and books, the more I realize how many books I haven't read. As my "have read" list gets bigger and bigger, my "to read" list gets bigger as well. That doesn't make sense, of course, in a finite and mathematical sort of way, but it is true in an inside-my-soul-feeling sort of way. It's really the best possible problem to have, and now that I don't need to turn in any more packets, I can read or write whatever and whenever I want.

Ah, liberation!

Just Finished: Mindblind by Jennifer Roy
Currently Reading: Goblin Secrets by William Alexander
Up Next: The Diviners by Libba Bray