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Five Fascinating Facts about Peter Pan

Love the metaphors in Peter Pan, especially as they are depicted in the movie Finding Neverland….. Here’s some interesting background…. from Interesting Literature of course! Interesting Literature Fun facts about Peter Pan and his creator, J. M. Barrie 1. Peter Pan first … Continue reading

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For Mother’s Day … and Beyond

I’ve put up a couple of listings on Etsy … barely in time for Mother’s Day!  One is for a bookmark with a vintage button and the word MOTHER written in calligraphy. When it’s in a book it dangles kind … Continue reading

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Travelogue, Book Nerd Style

With Thoughts on Heidelberg, Amsterdam, the Rijksmuseum, and Anne Frank I imagine it takes a lot of patience for normal people to travel with a book nerd.  First, there’s the book nerd’s tendency to read too much and too long, perhaps … Continue reading

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Quote Round Up: Martin Luther King Jr.

Last year for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, I did a button flash piece about our trip to the MLK historic site in Atlanta and how a button caught our attention as we were leaving Ebenezer Baptist Church. This year, I’d … Continue reading

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The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 3

An Advent Calendar of Literature~what could be more perfect?   The Advent Calendar of Literature: Day 3.

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Introducing The Literary Button, my new Etsy shop

I’m happy to introduce my Etsy shop, The Literary Button! Here you may find vintage button bookmarks featuring text and calligraphy. Each bookmark is bundled with a signed copy of The Button Collector and can be customized for holiday giving. … Continue reading

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Good Job, Community Colleges

Originally posted on Multifocal Lens:
Multifocal Lens is the product of a continuing education class on blogging offered by Blue Ridge Community College in Hendersonville, North Carolina this fall. We have been sharpening our writing skills as well as learning…

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Check Out MULTIFOCAL LENS–my students’ awesome blog

This fall I’ve been teaching a continuing education class on blogging at Blue Ridge Community College.  The experience reminds me of when I was the advisor for a creative arts journal at a girls’ boarding school–it’s so much fun to … Continue reading

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MY LITTLE BOOK BLOG offers a fresh perspective

Anyone who’s ventured into the big wide world of the blogosphere has probably stumbled upon tons of book review blogs.  As an author, the problem I’ve found is that most of them are either awful or they have a very narrow point of view–they only … Continue reading

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An Ode to Libraries, Part One

Dear readers, Here’s a shocker for you: new authors published by small, indie presses don’t go on big publicity tours.  We don’t have fancy ad campaigns.  And we certainly don’t make gobs of money. Which is not to say we … Continue reading

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