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Megan Twiddy
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Novelist. Educator.
Novelist. Educator.

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Back to School
     Gar is being read by perhaps 0.5 - 1% of the students at my school and almost 7% of the faculty. Do you think it has to do with the amount of homework we assign or are adults really the backbone of the YA market? If you hear someone shouting in the hal...

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Gar
Gar , the first book in my YA science fiction trilogy is now available!  For fifteen years, Gar lived in a river outside the town of Ada, South Carolina. He can morph into any creature, but he doesn’t know what he’s doing on Earth. Then he befriends Nell an...

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Sweeney Ridge, always cool
     San Francisco was warmer than I anticipated this summer, but the Sweeney Ridge recreation area in San Mateo, about twenty minutes south of the city, regularly provided the dogs and me with a cool, foggy, micro climate to hike in on days when we needed ...

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Bow behavior
In the afternoon, Bow wants to be fed.  He wakes, looks for me, locates me, and stretches.  If I haven't immediately paid attention to him, he grabs something nearby, like a pillow, and shakes it until I say, "Bow," at which point he calms down and waits a ...

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City fauna life: an inquiry
     On our daily walks, the dogs and I encounter some of San Francisco's most abundant fauna: rats and pigeons,  hummingbirds and honeybees . The dogs wait patiently while I watch these animals carry out some routine task - like this honeybee foraging for ...

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All Hail the Bicycle!
Bicycles !  The Smithsonian ! B ike  safety ! (Um, lady on the left .)

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Crystal Springs
The Crystal Springs Reservoir is part of San Francisco's water supply system . Signs near the reservoir explain that the water, originating in Yosemite NP as part of the Hetch Hetchy watershed, travels 167 miles across three fault lines to arrive at its des...

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Romance novel scene: fair and approximate
     Lately, if I want a good laugh, I read a romance novel. No, I haven't read Fifty Shades of Grey, and I doubt I'll see the movie, but I have read, and will sometimes read aloud, books written by Diana Palmer ( Will of Steel ), Nicholas Sparks ( Safe Hav...
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