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Here's to 2015! The Ta-Da List

(The Ta-Da list is a concept I first read about on Bethany Hegedus's Facebook page.)

Writing

  • Three novels revised, two of them at a very good place

  • A new wip in progress

Conferences & meetings

  • SCBWI New York

  • SCBWI New England

  • Organized bi-monthly Meet & Greets in Essex Center, Vermont

  • Quarterly socials began in Montpelier, Vermont

  • Presented at the fall League of Vermont Writers program

  • Picked up at gig as a Scholar for the Vermont Humanities Council

Personal

  • Eddie Izzard at Foxwood

  • June vacation in Quebec City with mah sweetie

  • August vacation in NYC with mah sweetie and my daughter

  • Something Rotten on Broadway

  • Sabbatical from teaching for the fall semester that made all the writing possible

  • Attending the first screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens with mah sweetie, who went to the very first screening of Star Wars back in 1977, and was one of the first people in line

  • One of the best Christmases ever with three generations of my family

I am so grateful to the friends and family who made this all possible.

Here's to an even better 2016.

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Reading Raves

Nation (Terry Pratchett), Men of Salt (Michael Benanav), Paper Towns (John Green), Lavinia (Ursula K. LeGuin), Weight (Jeanette Winterson), The Wizard, the Witch & Two Girls from Jersey (Lisa Papademetriou), Beastly (Alex Flinn), Hogfather (Terry Pratchett), London Calling (Edward Bloor), Before I Die (Jenny Downham), My Mother the Cheerleader (Robert Sharenow), Antsy Does Time (Neal Shuesterman), Against Medical Advice (James Patterson & Hal Friedman), Wait for Me (An Na), Doppelganger (David Stahler), The Year We Disappeared (Cylin Busby, John Busby); Little Brother (Cory Doctorow); King of Screwups (K.L. Going), Tyrell (Coe Booth), Goth Girl Rising (Barry Lyga), Bad Apple (Laura Ruby), The Sky is Everywhere (Jandy Nelson), Hold Still (Nina LaCour), Will Grayson, Will Grayson (John Green & David Levitahn), Seth Baumgartner's Love Manifesto (Eric Luper), Ostrich Boys (Keith Gray), Front & Center (Catherine Gilbert Murdock), Twenty Boy Summer (Sarah Ockler), I Shall Wear Midnight (Terry Pratchett), Tales of the Madman Underground (John Barnes), Please Ignore Vera Dietz (A.S. King), Sex: A Book for Teens (Nikol Hasler), The Girl Who Became a Beatle (Greg Taylor), Crazy (Han Nolan), Pull (B.A. Binns), Pearl (Jo Knowles)
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