Birthday Realizations and Stuff

It was my birthday this weekend and I was in Seattle presenting at the AWP Conference. ¬†Seattle is a long way from Maine. And this birthday? This birthday is a long way away from my first one. I am a grown-up now and I don’t have to wear diapers (Yet – at least. I am […]

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Writing For a Living and Not Being Cranky About It

I am not supposed to say what I make a year. My agent told me this and I’m totally okay with listening to him because: 1. He is my agent 2. I love him. 3. He is like the knight who battles the industry on my behalf, taking his paltry 15% as he jousts over […]

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Larry Poulin

I wrote this blog post a long time ago. A lot in my life has changed since then, a time when I was married, a time when I ran for state rep and lost. I am happy about the losing actually and I like the man who won. He was and always is nice to […]

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Life is freaky.

I just posted this on Facebook, but I thought I’d share it with the whole world. So, I’m working on my story and I just scrolled to the end of the section I’m revising and I see a sentence from earlier in the story written three times: I put a tracker on you. I put […]

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Marsie would like you to know that she is currently in the process of claiming things. She has claimed the monster television stand… And also a human leg. I would like to be her. I think she is part pixie or something. Or, yeah, maybe just a cat.

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InterSpeciesLove

I recently posted a picture of Sparty the Dog and Marsie the Cat on Facebook. For those of you who don’t know, Marsie and Sparty love each other. Marsie is named after Mars and also (cough) after 30 Seconds to Mars, the epic band of awesomeness that totally helped inspire the NEED series. Sparty is […]

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Stuck on the Highway Looking for Zombies

Last Sunday, I brought the awesome kiddo named THE EMSTER back to college, which is about five hours away in normal driving times. But last Sunday was not normal driving times. Last Sunday was a day where: 1. A train derailed in Brooklyn killing people. 2. There was a 70-car pile up in Worcester, Mass. […]

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