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Sherrie Petersen
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Wife, Mother, Reader, Writer
Wife, Mother, Reader, Writer

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One of the questions people often ask me is how to find or form a good critique group. My answer: it’s really hard. In some ways it’s like dating, and God knows I never want to go through that again! Not so long ago I was part of an amazing critique group…

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It’s been so long since I’ve blogged here that it almost feels awkward starting up again. Almost.   But just because I haven’t been here, doesn’t mean I’ve been hiding under a rock. In fact, I’ve been quite busy in real life. We decided to sell our house…

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Headline news can be depressing. Which is why it makes me happy to find news stories like this one: This Teenager Discovered a New Planet on his Third Day of Work. Seriously. At 15, this kid shows up for day three of his “work experience” project, they’ve…

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Several years ago I attended the SCBWI summer conference and one of the wonderful people I met was Rachel Marks. Super talented as both a writer and an artist, she had an incredible joy for life, due in part to being a cancer survivor. Rachel was rooming…

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I don’t know if it’s the longer days, or the fact that I’m forever on a school schedule, but I definitely have more energy in the summer. And for me, more energy means more writing, more cooking and baking and more exercise. I’ve never been a fan of the…

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It’s almost summer! I live in Michigan, so during the few months when the sky is blue, the grass is green, and clouds are fluffy, I pack away my winter projects and hit the outdoors—preferably with a book in hand. Those days are just around the corner, so…

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Where do I even begin?! The L.A. Times Festival of Books is a sprawling, two-day event showcasing every type of book you can imagine. Thousands of people go, but as an attendee, you sort of need to map out your day because there’s no way to see…

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Last year when Wish You Weren’t came out, I was happy with the cover and hopeful that it represented the story well. I still love the cover, but I also started to realize that the static image implied a “quiet” type of story. If you’ve read Wish You…

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I’m so excited to tell you that the audiobook of WISH YOU WEREN’T is live! I didn’t realize after approving the final version that it would take Audible nearly two weeks to listen to it to make sure the quality was up to par, but I’m glad they did.…
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