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  Dear Anne Lamott, I’m nuts about your writing and want to be you when I grow up, except for, maybe, the dreadlocks. (I have an odd-shaped head.) But you hear that all the time, the nuts part. You have fans and students and you’re no stranger to the NY Times Best Seller List. A few …

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Happy Christmastime, even if,  here in Georgia, the thermometer reads 65. Here’s a portion from a wintery chapter of my first novel for middle grade readers, Helen Wilfer, a shamelessly autobiographical story, combining bits of my Northern childhood with now—Ellie Wilfer’s book club is modeled after my very own Ladies Literary Society. In this section, Helen’s new …

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In this high-concept, first-person present-tense, mean girls world, warm and cozy is not a YA genre. But maybe it should be. Here’s what’s on my teenage girls’ Christmas wish list: fuzzy socks, fluffy robes, animal slippers, furry pillows. Retail’s ready to accommodate—shopping won’t be difficult. I’m sensing a trend with a capital ‘T,’ and here’s what …

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