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Names

We all know the names of Pippi, Ramona, Winnie, Sherlock, Charlie Bucket, Harry Potter, and many more. Character names represent more than a word on a piece of paper. The name of the character comes to life and becomes a real person throughout a novel. Authors take great care in naming their characters. The ideas …

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Dewey Decimal System

Happy Dewey Decimal System Day! Melvil Dewey was born on this day in 1851. In 1873, he invented the most widely used library classification system called the Dewey Decimal System. It was first published in the United States in 1876. It is used today in more than 140 countries and translated into more than 30 …

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Madeleine L’Engle

Happy birthday to Madeleine L’Engle born on this day in 1918 in New York. Madeleine L’Engle was an American writer of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry including such great works as A Wrinkle in Time. Did you know that publishers rejected A Wrinkle in Time at least 26 times for being “too different” and for “dealing …

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Edits and Treats

I’m working hard on my book edits right now. I’m dreaming about commas, hyphens, and semi-colons these days. 🙂 I am getting excited about the progress and really can’t wait for it to come out! To stay focused on my manuscript and the edits, I indulge in a fun candy. Cinnamon red hots! Yes, the …

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Read Across America Day

Happy Read Across America Day! Launched in 1998 by the National Education Association (NEA), Read Across America is the nation’s largest celebration of reading. Share with your littles and enjoy Author Kelly Starling Lyons read her book, Tiara’s Hat Parade, aloud by clicking here for the video. Happy reading today!

Peter Pan Day

Happy Peter Pan Day or really, J.M. Barrie’s birthday! “All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan J. M. Barrie authored “Peter Pan” as a play first in 1904 and then as a novel in 1911.  Cheers to this Scottish author and playwright for creating such a …

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Happy Birthday, Jane Austen!

Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775 in England.  She authored six books and these books continue to be revered today. Her books include Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, and Mansfield Park. Jane’s father encouraged her writing back then and even bought her expensive paper and pencils even when …

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National Author’s Day

Happy National Author’s Day!  Today celebrates American authors and the books they write. Some records show that in 1928, Nellie Verne Burt McPherson had an idea of setting aside a day to celebrate American authors. McPherson wrote a fan letter to fiction writer, Irving Bacheller, telling him how much she enjoyed reading his story. Upon …

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