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Monthly Archives: August 2010


It’s the running time of year right now. When the cross-country season has started and the mornings are getting cooler and the smell of fresh-cut grass mixes with fall smells– like the smell of smoke from woodburning stoves. When the grass is still green but the leaves are beginning to change colors. Those of you who have been visiting the blog have probably noticed that

society of matched!

Check this out. Some awesome readers have put together the very first fansite for Matched. I have never felt so cool. Huge thanks to them! (And if you click on this link, you get to see a picture of me in high school. Also, Libby and Krista, you are in the picture too. You look great so I expect you not to get mad at

five things on a tuesday

Currently reading: In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez 1. Thanks for everyone’s great comments on last week’s conversation! I think next time we’ll talk about the most-requested topic: How do you know when a draft is “finished,” or ready to submit? The other questions on the list are discussions about revision and poetry. If there’s anything else you’d like to see, please

two events this weekend!

Just a reminder… Friday, August 20, 2010 11:00 a.m.-1:00 pm. Book Signing BYU Bookstore Brigham Young University Provo, UT Saturday, August 21, 2010 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Writing for Charity Evening Extravaganza www.writingforcharity.com

a conversation on: writing with small children

Photo credit: the fantastic Brook Andreoli Photography (click here for more info) So here’s how these conversations will work. I’ll post about the topic with my opinion/ideas. Then we’ll talk in the comments. And please bear in mind, that I always know that I’m just sharing one person’s ideas. I know these things won’t work for everyone, that lives change, that I could be writing

winners! and writing for charity

The two winners of the signed copies of The Eternal Ones are: Damaris and Carolyn V! Please e-mail me your addresses so we can get those copies to you ASAP. Congratulations! And thanks to everyone who entered. What great comments. Next month’s Penguin Five feature will be Brenna Yovanoff’s The Replacement, and rumor has it I’ll get to give away copies of that as well.