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Rebecca Douglass
Attended Vashon Island High School
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Memorial Day
Here's to peace and thoughtfulness.
Here's to peace and thoughtfulness.
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Photo Time: East Mojave National Preserve
I've written about the East Mojave before , but we were back there in March, and since I've shared photos from the Death Valley part of the trip, here goes the approximately 20 hours in the Preserve. If you pick the right 20 hours, you can have a nice time,...
I've written about the East Mojave before, but we were back there in March, and since I've shared photos from the Death Valley part of the trip, here goes the approximately 20 hours in the Preserve. If you pick the right 20 h...
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Friday Flash: They Fight Crime
This week Chuck Wendig found yet another great random-idea-generator, and sent us all to They Fight Crime . It was pretty fun, so as so often happens, I hit the button a bunch of time, picked what I liked best, mixed and matched, and then shifted genders ar...
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Middle Grade Audiobook: The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail
Title: The Mouse with the Question Mark Tail Author: Richard Peck; read by James McCourt Publisher: Listening Library,  2013; originally Dial Books, 2013 (240 pages). Source: Library (digital resources) Summary:  He's the smallest mouse in the Mews at Bucki...
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Middle Grade Review: The Thing About Jellyfish, by Ali Benjamin
  Title: The Thing About Jellyfish Author: Ali Benjamin Publisher: Little, Brown & Co., 2015. 343 pages. Source: Library Publisher's Summary: After her best friend
dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of
the tragedy must have...
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Spring in Death Valley National Park (Photo post)
A few weeks ago I posted a bit of creative non-fiction from our first night in Death Valley National Park this year (at the end of March). Now I'm continuing with the next two days in the park. In case you want the short version of the Panamint Dunes post. ...
A few weeks ago I posted a bit of creative non-fiction from our first night in Death Valley National Park this year (at the end of March). Now I'm continuing with the next two days in the park. In case you want the short vers...
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Friday Flash: Enchanted Blasted Forest
Chuck  Wendig gave us a new challenge this week: a series utterances from his preschooler, to be used somewhere in a story. As one might expect from Chuck's progeny, they were...interesting. I selected "there's a 3-headed flying werewolf in that tree," and ...
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Middle Grade Review: Summerlost, by Ally Condie
What? Monday again? I'm lobbying for an extra day to be inserted between Sunday and Monday, because I never quite seem to get to Monday morning on time.  So, just a few hours late, here's my Monday review!   Title: Summerlost Author: Ally Condie   Publisher...
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Middle Grade Review: Big Nate
I've noticed that the Big Nate books are very popular with the elementary students, and had heard some not-great things about them, so I took a look at a couple to draw my own conclusions. I read the first book, Big Nate: In a Class By Himself, and Big Nate...
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Our Chuck Wendig challenge this wee k was the "random photo" challenge--he gave us this link , and I clicked it a few times, and two photos leapt out at me. There was this one , which my mind interpreted as some kind of ant (which it isn't). And this one , ...
Our Chuck Wendig challenge this week was the "random photo" challenge--he gave us this link, and I clicked it a few times, and two photos leapt out at me. There was this one, which my mind interpreted as some kind of ant (whi...
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Jemima Pett is giving away another of her great Princelings books!
You may have seen on last week’s post that we have a new Giveaway for May. In Princelings of the East book 6, Bravo Victor, our handsome barkeeper and would-be management expert, Victor, is c…
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Friday Flash: I'm in Love with a Zombie
Last week, Chuck Wendig collected a whole lot of titles from his readers. This week, he presented us with his 10 favorite and told us to pick one and write the story. He gave us the usual 1000 words; I used 918. I'm In Love With A Zombie But He Doesn’t Even...
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Writer, hiker, desperately fighting off middle age with a bike and a swimming pool.
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I grew up on Vashon Island in Washington State, and have lived in California since 1991.
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Have published two books, The Ninja Librarian and Return to Skunk Corners. The third and fourth books will be out within the year. And I have two teenaged sons and a spouse and survived a month-long road trip with all three last summer.
Education
  • Vashon Island High School
    1977 - 1981
  • Whiworth College (now University)
    English, 1981 - 1985
    BA with major in English, minor in Music, with coursework in elementary ed.
  • University of Washington
    English, 1987 - 1988
    MA in English
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
    English, 1991 - 1995
    PhD., with dissertation on the Middle English Romance.
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