hope and other powerful forces

Another in the light quotes series, for my one little word. In Laini Taylor’s much-awarded Daughter of Smoke and Bone, Madrigal explains pulling on wishbones to Akiva. He asks, “Then why do it?” She shrugged...

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meeting holly black

When I registered for the most recent SCBWI-Western Washington conference, I checked the box asking if I’d like to volunteer during the event.  It seemed an innocuous enough thing. Then I unchecked it.  And checked it...

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we made it…

Happy Solstice! We have been hunkered down here, lighting candles, playing our favourite Christmas music, baking, and (finally) getting the last ornaments on our tree, landing the angel on the top-most branch. Yesterday...

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habit – coffee beans

On a day like today, I need to believe that this kind of light will come again. It has been grey and sombre, and my roll-with-it fell over and got stomped on.  Time for some faerie dust.

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