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When SCBWI Gets in the Way of Writing

It's true. This can happen. We ran an exhausting Fall Conference and 3 Intensives in October, followed by preparation for our new year's schedule, training of 2 wonderful new volunteers, looking for a new conference site, preparing for our first ever SCBWI Faire scheduled for Dec. 6th, and preparing for our January and May Intensives. The result, between work and…

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Our Fall Intensives and Conference 10/17 & 10/18

We have been in a huge whirl of the many, many preparations for this tremendous event. We expanded the conference and added a day of Intensives. So many of our attendees are registered for both days. We didn't know what to expect. Our speaker lineup is really a blockbuster.  I find these events exhausting and stimulating at the same time.…

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Tons of Action in SF North & East Bay Region

We have been bubbling over with new SCBWI events, new speakers and lots of new volunteers helping out. Children's writers and illustrators are the most kind and welcoming crowd. How could we not be? We write for the best audience in the world - CHILDREN. We have some great meetings coming up with top local speakers on craft and taking…

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Do the same thing, get the same result.

This is so true. How hard I have tried to change up my running training -- like my writing. I did the Tinkerbell Half Marathon in January in costume and trained with friends. That helped attitude. Then got plantar fasciitis and did exercises and wore a sleep boot. That got me healthy. Then gave up alcohol and sugar for Lent.…

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AppleSeeds Magazine Issue: Snakes – Twinkie Tells All

Twinkie has a lot to say! She's the most popular snake at the Reptile Zoo in the Prehistoric Pets Store in Fountain Valley, CA. That's not the only reason she was named the largest albino python by the Guinness World Records 2014. She's got some real personality and everyone loves her. Sometimes all that love can be overwhelming. Read more…

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Faces Magazine Issue: 2014 Czech Republic

The Czech Republic has a history of freedom. But when the Nazi's marched in, everything changed. Then WWII ended and the Communists took over. But the Czech's never gave up. In The Change to Freedom, their fight for democracy and freedom will open your eyes to this small country's fortitude. Small countries as the Czech Republic don't have a ton…

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Magazine Mania for Writing Fitness

I've been submitting queries to children's magazines as much as I could in 2013. I love doing short, high impact articles. I am very blessed to have received 7 assignments in past 2 & 1/2 months. Oh my goodness. A great roll. APPLESEEDS Magazine Twinkie Tells All - Twinkie, the worlds largest albino python tells her story FACES Magazine Czech…

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