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Friday Flash: Replay
The Ninja Librarian has gone hiking again (or still, depending on when you last visited). So we're having    Friday a bit early. This one's from April 2014 and might help answer the question of what I'm doing out there... Pete the Peak-Bagging Pika This is ...
The Ninja Librarian has gone hiking again (or still, depending on when you last visited). So we're having Friday a bit early. This one's from April 2014 and might help answer the question of what I'm doing out there...
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Monday Marmots
The Ninja Librarian has gone hiking.* While we are away, here are some marmots for you. *This also means that responses to comments will be delayed. There's no internet in the mountains, and if there were the NL wouldn't use it. So: marmots. I believe the m...
The Ninja Librarian has gone hiking.* While we are away, here are some marmots for you. *This also means that responses to comments will be delayed. There's no internet in the mountains, and if there were the NL wouldn't use ...
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Wednesday Photos
We are into the summer travel and hiking season, and that means less time to read and review books. But it means more photos to share! We recently spent a week in Maine, so here are a few highlights. Among other things (like visiting colleges with our about...
We are into the summer travel and hiking season, and that means less time to read and review books. But it means more photos to share! We recently spent a week in Maine, so here are a few highlights. Among other things (like ...
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Friday Flash: Sleep
This week Chuck Wendig challenged us to write a story in which insomnia plays some role . I picked on poor Xavier Xanthum again, and went just 3 words over the 1000-word limit. Sleep Xavier Xanthum, Space Explorer, was regretting having landed on his latest...
This week Chuck Wendig challenged us to write a story in which insomnia plays some role. I picked on poor Xavier Xanthum again, and went just 3 words over the 1000-word limit. Sleep Xavier Xanthum, Space Explorer, was regret...
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Happy 4th of July!
Just for fun...a little excerpt from the 4th of July in Skunk Corners, as the author is very busy just now and is already late with this post :D  It's a little long, being a whole chapter from The Ninja Librarian , but it's good reading for this holiday! TH...
Just for fun...a little excerpt from the 4th of July in Skunk Corners, as the author is very busy just now and is already late with this post :D It's a little long, being a whole chapter from The Ninja Librarian, but it's go...
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Middle-grade Monday: When You Reach Me, by Rebecca Stead
Today's post is late, and not entirely up to snuff, because I have been traveling and had limited opportunities to work on it. I'll try to do better in future! Title: When You Reach Me Author: Rebecca Stead Publisher:  Wendy Lamb Books, 2009, 199 pages Sour...
Today's post is late, and not entirely up to snuff, because I have been traveling and had limited opportunities to work on it. I'll try to do better in future! Title: When You Reach Me Author: Rebecca Stead Publisher: Wend...
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Wednesday Wanderings: Sequoia National Park
Okay, confession: we spent 5 days in Sequoia NP...and only saw a few of the big trees as we drove by on our way out.  How did we do that, you ask? We spent our time far above their habitat.  Here's the scoop. Day 1. After driving up from SF late on Friday, ...
Okay, confession: we spent 5 days in Sequoia NP...and only saw a few of the big trees as we drove by on our way out. How did we do that, you ask? We spent our time far above their habitat. Here's the scoop. Day 1. After dri...
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Friday Fiction
In a nice collision of discouragements to a new story, not only did Terribleminds.com not give us a writing prompt this week, but the Ninja Librarian was out backpacking and only got home late Wednesday. Somehow, with all the other chores, a new story didn'...
In a nice collision of discouragements to a new story, not only did Terribleminds.com not give us a writing prompt this week, but the Ninja Librarian was out backpacking and only got home late Wednesday. Somehow, with all the...
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Middle Grade Fiction: Weedflower, by Cynthia Kadohata
  Title: Weedflower Author:   Cynthia Kadohata Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006 Source: Library Publisher's Summary: Twelve-year-old Sumiko
feels her life has been made up of two parts: before Pearl Harbor and
after it. The good part and ...
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IWSG
This month the IWSG has a prompt (maybe we do every month? I can be so slow to pick up on these things). That's convenient, because I didn't know what to write about this time, except to fret some more because I'm not actually writing this summer. So far, I...
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Flash Fiction Friday: The Case of the Missing Corpse
Another Friday, another Wendig Challenge . He gave us five "story seeds." I picked one, and ended up with something that feels more like a start than a story, but it's been a long week. Maybe I'll keep going with this one. Chuck gave us 1500 words, but I do...
Another Friday, another Wendig Challenge. He gave us five "story seeds." I picked one, and ended up with something that feels more like a start than a story, but it's been a long week. Maybe I'll keep going with this one. Chu...
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Middle Grade Audiobook Review: Paperboy
Title: Paperboy Author: Vince Vawter; read by Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Random House/Listening Library, 2013. 240 pages in hardcover. Source: Library (digital resources) Publisher's Summary: An 11-year-old boy
living in Memphis in 1959 throws the meanest fa...
Title: Paperboy Author: Vince Vawter; read by Lincoln Hoppe Publisher: Random House/Listening Library, 2013. 240 pages in hardcover. Source: Library (digital resources) Publisher's Summary: An 11-year-old boy living in Memphi...
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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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