Monthly Archives: August, 2014

“Why don’t you write for grownups?”

   “Why Don’t You Write for Grownups?” I get asked this question frequently, and I feel sort-of-out-of-sorts about it. In the first place, just because I write young adult fiction, doesn’t mean I’m not writing for adults. Think about some of the best books you’ve ever read, those you think about and cherish with all …

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The Changing Landscape

  Most mornings I walk in the high desert. I’ve noticed that after one of our rare, but intense rains, the landscape of the trail changes dramatically.  Large rocks, previously hidden, are uncovered. Smaller rocks, washed down slopes, make the trail tricky to navigate. In some places fine sand washes down to cover the trail …

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