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Got to read “Haiti! Up!” with some 4th grade classes last week. Great discussion as they’re the same age as the main character. The purpose of the book is to tell the story of our beautiful & broken neighbor: Haiti. The book benefits a children’s home and school in Mirebalais, Haiti. Click the link on the menu to order a copy for your kids, school, church, or library.

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Local Author Fair

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This was a fun interview with Northern Public Radio! “Neighbor As Yourself” is the January selection for their #WNIJreadwithme book series. Grateful for WNIJ’s commitment to featuring regional writers. I imagine that’s an unusual thing in radio. Click the link below to hear the interview, watch a reading, and to read Host Dan Klefstad’s accompanying essay:

“Neighbor As Yourself” Feature.

Winter is Scissors

winterisscissors bIn winter, around here, people say things like “the cold cuts right through you,” or “that wind cuts to the bone”. These thirty-one, small, daily readings started, for me, as a writing exercise in extending the metaphor that winter cuts. Thus, .

Enjoy these simple, reflective, winter observations one day at a time. Winter is Scissors is now available on Amazon:

Paperback: http://a.co/2Kdoj6R ($5.50)

Kindle: http://a.co/1YMQOvq ($2.99)

Remember, only one per day!

Radio Ain’t Dead

Radio Ain’t Dead: 1.) Thanks to all who came out for “The Midwestern Voice in Literature” panel discussion at The House Cafe today. Thanks to Northern Public Radio. Interesting and fun discussion on the Midwest and writing. The event was recorded & will air at a future date. 2.)”Neighbor As Yourself” will be the featured book for Northern Public Radio’s Winter Book Series in January. Stay tuned!25285898_10159763068850486_533217711_o.jpg