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How to help an author whose books have been banned

If you, too, don’t believe in banning books, you can help authors whose books have been banned by: signing the Change.org petition against banned books in Texas; borrowing or buying our books; liking, commenting, & sharing our book videos and … Continue reading

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SCARS is being banned in Texas for these “reasons.”

SCARS is being banned in Texas for Marxism, CRT, rebellion against parents, pornography, incest, immoral activities, etc. The only one that is true is sexual abuse – and it is about a survivor remembering her abuser, getting safe, & healing. … Continue reading

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SCARS is one of the banned books in Texas

I just found out that SCARS is one of the books being banned in Texas even though it has saved lives. Banning books causes harm. Kids & teens need to see themselves in books to know they’re not alone, especially … Continue reading

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Writers, The Conflict Thesaurus Releases Today! To Celebrate There’s a Contest With Prizes

Writers, : The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggles by Angela Ackerman and Becca Puglisi releases today! If you’ve ever read one of the books in their Writer Thesaurus series, you’ll know how good this … Continue reading

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The Art Of Saving The World by Corinne Duyvis is an exciting read

The Art Of Saving The World is an exciting, suspenseful sci-fi/fantasy YA novel. Duyvis’ book starts out with a bang–the rift that opened on Hazel’s farm the night she was born–gripping the reader immediately, and never letting go. The novel … Continue reading

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Bookish Artisan Gifts From Etsy

I love finding nice gifts for people. If you have someone bookish in your life, here are some lovely gift ideas from artisans on Etsy, many of them handmade! This wooden handmade bookmark by Arboree is adorable and sweet, and … Continue reading

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My talk on my experience with SCARS being challenged, and what to do if a book is challenged

On Oct 1 I talked to Dixie K. Keyes​’ class at Arkansas State University through Zoom on SCARS being challenged and what to do when a book is challenged. I talked about the importance of teens finding reflections of their … Continue reading

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My newest needle-felted painting: a dolphin and calf

I love how compassionate, loving, gentle, and playful dolphins are. I have always longed to swim with them. I hope you can feel that here, in my new needle-felt painting. (Smiling) I worked on it in between working on my … Continue reading

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My needle felted painting process

Some people have asked me about my process for needle felting. Remember that I am completely self-taught. But I have always loved and worked with art. The first thing I do is decide on my subject, and find a photo … Continue reading

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Needle Felt Painting Is Relaxing and Good For Our Mental Health

I’ve always created both writing and art, and I’ve found that I use different parts of my brain for creating each. I usually need at least a week between them to focus well on one or the other. Lately I’ve … Continue reading

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