Washashore

Why ospreys?

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 | 0 comments

Why ospreys?

As my story developed, I watched my characters discover their own concerns reflected in the lives and habits of the ospreys; my fictional people, I found, were taking comfort, gaining perspective and learning lessons about their own lives through watching and trying to protect these incredible birds.

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Reading reviews

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 | 2 comments

Reading reviews

You’re not supposed to read the reviews of your book. Most authors I’ve heard speak about this say they never read their reviews.

To be honest, I don’t believe them.

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The Green Earth Book Award

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 | 0 comments

The Green Earth Book Award

So, this happened.

Really.

WASHASHORE was named the winner of the 2014 Green Earth Book Award for Young Adult Fiction.

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Two Book Award Nominations

Posted on May 30, 2014 | 0 comments

WASHASHORE has been named as a finalist for the 2014 Ohioana Book Award in the juvenile literature category! Such an honor! WASHASHORE is also a finalist for the Green Earth Book Award. The winner will be announced September 18.  ...

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Celebrate Rachel Carson’s birthday with me and Clem

Posted on May 27, 2014 | 1 comment

Celebrate Rachel Carson’s birthday with me and Clem

As a birthday present for Miss Carson, and for you, I’m posting a short excerpt from Washashore, a section in which Clem begins to see the connection between her own growing knowledge of nature and her attraction to Rachel Carson’s writing, in all its glorious specificity.

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Birds at school

Posted on Apr 9, 2014 | 0 comments

Birds at school

It turns out that owls are very good at eye contact. And when the stare is coming from beneath the angled brows of an enormous great horned owl like Hiboux (right), who appears quite powerful despite a paralyzed wing resulting from a bout with West Nile virus, it’s a tad bit intimidating.

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