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Tonight I celebrated signing with Jennifer Wills, a literary agent who I’m excited about, with two of my neighbours

Tonight I celebrated signing with Jennifer Wills, a literary agent who I’m excited about, with two of my neighbours – and Petal, of course. We ate good vegetarian and gluten-free food, talked and laughed, and played games including Oxfurd Bluff, a word game, which we all enjoyed. I am grateful for good neighbours and for bits of fun, for getting an agent I’m excited about, for the friends who are my chosen family who have always believed in me, for being published and my books reaching readers, and for Petal, and Willow before her.

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I just got the sweetest #bookish gift from reader & friend Lynn Postlewait

I just got the sweetest #bookish gift from reader & friend Lynn Postlewait – this T that says: Between The Pages of a Book Is a Lovely Place To Be! I heartily agree. I love bookish & #writerly things!

It was such good timing, too. Yesterday I had a really rough day, harder than I’ve had in a while, severe depression and despair that periodically comes up from trauma and exhaustion and worry. Today’s been better but I’m still struggling with depression.

But tonight I am going to celebrate with two neighbors on my getting a literary agent who I’m really excited about (who is also excited about me and my work), and this bookish t-shirt is perfect for that. It also helps lift my spirits. We all need to know that we are cared about. I hope you know that you are. And we all need to know that things will get better. Sometimes we just need little reminders of that. Today this is mine.

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I spent time with the four little girls today.

I spent time with the four little girls today. We put up glow-in-the-dark unicorns on their ceiling, played freeze tag and statue, and they read me the books that they wrote and drew themselves. I am so proud of them for writing and drawing and being creative. They are such smart, creative, funny, playful girls.

They visited me with their mom this week and I showed them all the books I wrote (and have had published). They know I’m a writer but they’d never seen all my books together before. I think it gave them possibilities of what they can do if they ever want to. They had written and drawn their own books before but now they have created more. I love that. And I love them.

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I spent hours on New Year’s Eve with the four little girls

I spent hours on New Year’s Eve with the four little girls, their parents, and their grandparents. We shared laughter, presents, and food. I have been feeling really sad and lonely before I went but spending time with them was a happy event. Connection with others is so important. And I love those girls. I’m grateful they all love me.

My very favorite present from them were the sweet, happy drawings from Leanne and Karen, and seeing their happiness with what I gave them. And the little bracelet that Leanne made me herself, and three little colored pencils that she bought herself at her school for me! I also loved the pink plaid flannel pajamas that they gave me. I’ve never had real pajamas as an adult! So this will be fun.

I wish you love, laughter, and connection with others always.

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I spent time with the four little girls this afternoon. I love them so much. And I love that they love me.

I spent time with the four little girls this afternoon. I love them so much. And I love that they love me. I try to go see them once a month.

I will visit them again on December 24th. They would happily have me over for Christmas but I think I get to sad and down on that day and I’d rather not. It’s been our tradition to have me over there on the 24th the last few years and I enjoy it. I love them all.

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