Category Archives: Marilyn’s Posts

A Cookie for Springtime & a Giveaway!

YAY! At long, long last…spring is (technically) here! Of course, as I type this, the weather looks hardly welcoming in my region of the country (northern Illinois). It’s rainy and overcast with a chiller of a wind…so I’m not convinced … Continue reading

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Book Club Love

I love book clubs. As a reader, it’s just tremendously fun to have an excuse to get together with friends, chat about stories, drink wine and eat tasty food all night. As an author, it’s nothing short of a huge … Continue reading

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A Visit with Freelance Editor Anita Mumm

Today, I’m thrilled to introduce you all to a friend and a wonderful publishing professional — Anita Mumm! She’s a freelance editor based in Denver, Colorado, and before starting her editing business, Mumm’s the Word (LOVE that name!), she worked … Continue reading

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The Things That Move Us

There was a chat on Twitter this week about Super Bowl commercials — ones that were especially memorable because they were really humorous or really touching. It reminded me of something a well-known New York editor once said at a … Continue reading

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On the Road

Because the book that I have coming out in a few weeks involves a rather lengthy road trip — and because my family and I went on one of those (nearly 3,000 miles round trip!) this summer — cars have … Continue reading

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I Could Have Danced All Night (+ a Giveaway!)

Recently, my husband and I roped our high-school-aged son into watching the classic movie musical “My Fair Lady” with us. Before he was born, we’d not only seen the film, but we’d watched the play onstage a couple of times, including one … Continue reading

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Lyrics That Paint Pictures

This happens to me whenever I go to a concert: I’m left with a kind of lyrics hangover that has me wandering around the house for the next few days, humming lines from songs I heard at the show and pondering the … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Day of Summer…or Winter!

When I was 16, I had the privilege of being an AFS exchange student in Brisbane, Australia for the summer…I mean, winter. Well, it was winter THERE and summer at home in Wisconsin. But, even though I’d read up on our … Continue reading

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Cover Love and a Giveaway!

Anyone who’s ever talked to me at length about writing fantasies knows that one of my biggest dreams — after being published in the first place – was to have a book of mine translated into a foreign language. Well, it finally happened! … Continue reading

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Teachers Who Make a Lifelong Difference

This past week I got a wonderful surprise: a message from the Honorary Awards Chairperson for the Illinois Association of Teachers of English (IATE) telling me that they’d selected me as their 2013 Illinois Author of the Year! I was … Continue reading

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