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Turn Left at the Cow:
What real-life mystery
inspired Turn Left at the Cow?
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a small-town setting?
Why did you feature a boy
with a missing father?
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will like this story?
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Writing Road Trip Blog
Just Another Roadside Abstraction

For this week’s writing road trip, I offer you texture. I aim for an abstract element of a realistic subject and use texture to add interest and suggest depth. —a quote that to the best of my research abilities I find attributable to artist Margaret Roseman. I liked the way the above quote spoke to […]
Bookology Magazine’s
Middle Kingdom Blog
Middle Kingdom: Kapolei, Hawaii

The books that most delight middle school and junior high readers often straddle a “Middle Kingdom” ranging from upper middle grade to YA. Bookology columnist Lisa Bullard regularly visits the Middle Kingdom by viewing it through the eyes of a teacher or librarian. Bookology is delighted to celebrate the work of these educators who have […]
Detours Blog
We, the Jury
courthouse flagWhen I think about my own year in review, one thing that stands out is my summer service as a juror on a murder trial. I have many takeaways from the experience. But what I’ve been contemplating most as I watch the media wrap-ups of the year’s most important stories is how the experience shaped … Continue reading We, the Jury
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