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Pardon me, but where did August go? Excuse me whilst I cling to this final day, in denial that the morning will bring September in all its autumnal, impending book release glory. This post is going to be all over the place, be prepared. Proper blogging keeps getting lost in the wilds of the to-do […]

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flax-golden tales: cures for what ails

cures for what ails The sign on the door is so worn that if it bore a more elaborate description it might be rendered illegible, but because there is only a single word inscribed upon it, it remains discernible. Cures, it says. No more than that. A tinkling bell sounds the quietest of alerts when […]

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a few thoughts about the wsj

So, this happened. I have written and re-written this post. I have a lot of thoughts but I’m not sure exactly what to say. The most important part is likely this: I don’t believe there will be a “next” Harry Potter. Harry Potter was a phenomenon. Harry Potter was unique. I think comparing my adult market, […]

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flax-golden tales: an embrace made of stars

an embrace made of stars He asked me what I missed, most of all. I was almost asleep so he had to repeat the question. I told him truthfully that I didn’t know, the thought lost to dreams within a matter of minutes. He asked me again the next night when I was more awake […]

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bookshelf kitten

Recap of whirlwind NYC signing trip forthcoming, for now, check out the photo gallery over here on facebook. Also… I didn’t even know she was back there until she started kicking books off the shelf. She looks far too pleased with herself.

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real book!

I got a finished copy of The Night Circus in the mail today. There aren’t really words for this, I’m torn between giddy excitement and befuddled disbelief and mild concern that it is rather difficult to take a photograph of such a shiny-covered book. I even took a photo of it in the sunshine so […]

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flax-golden tales: the memory of birds

the memory of birds What is it? she asks, pressing her hand against the picture on the wall. I wonder how many other children have repeated the gesture before her, impressed that the paint has not yet worn away, though the wall is crumbling in other places. What is it? she repeats, and in my […]

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bonus tessa photo

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pictures of kittens

I would like to apologize for the lack of kitten photos on the blog recently. The reason there has been a lack of kitten photos is that during and immediately after the actual moving the kittens were not here. But now they are, so for now we can return to our regularly scheduled kittens. Tessa […]

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flax-golden tales: doom

doom The sun was shining the day it happened. The survivors comment on it, still. They had expected storms with rolling thunder. Maybe some fog. A proper grey overcast sky to better suit the tone. No, it was a perfect blue skies and fluffy white clouds day. Some of the clouds looked like bunnies, but […]

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