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flax-golden tales: warning sign

warning sign There was indeed a warning sign, as people mentioned repeatedly after the fact. In her defense, it was difficult to read. The sign had once been clear and foreboding, though perhaps over the years it tired of its assertive manner and as fewer and fewer people passed by to read it stopped trying […]

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a few things and a few photos

This Saturday September 1st (how is it September already?) I will be at the Decatur Book Festival. As far as I know, I will be babbling at the First Baptist Decatur Sanctuary Stage at 4:15pm and this will include signing things. There is an interview with me featuring hostile questions from Daniel Kraus over here on Booklist. (He signed […]

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flax-golden tales: relics

relics My grandmother started the collection but my father kept adding to it once he inherited. He’s already explained the key rule to me in case I want to continue it myself someday: they have to have been used. There are antique hand-painted porcelain ones and cheap plastic versions with muddied features. Some are exaggerated […]

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only a few days left for start here!

Hey, remember how everyone was all excited that I’m going to write a chapter about how to start reading Neil Gaiman for BookRiot‘s Start Here project? Well, if it doesn’t reach its funding goal, it won’t happen. There are only three (3!) days left and less than $5,000 to go. So please, if you think […]

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flax-golden tales: do-it-yourself centerpieces

do-it-yourself centerpieces I worry that they won’t get it. I half-heartedly ask if maybe we should include instructions but everyone frowns. But I’m relieved when the consensus is no. And still a teensy bit concerned that they won’t know what to do. Or worse, that they will find it silly. We place the bouquets of […]

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shiny objects

This is a belated post regarding a belated birthday present. At the end of July my dearest darling friend Clovia Shaw sent me this as part of a belated birthday box of wonderment: Yes, she made it, and it is even lovelier in person because shiny objects are rather difficult to photograph, especially when they […]

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flax-golden tales: i have heard the mermaids singing

i have heard the mermaids singing  My sister says it must be mermaids, but I don’t think the stream is deep enough for mermaids. We get in an argument about how much water mermaids need and decide it depends on how they breathe and we agree they must at least be able to breathe air […]

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start here

You may have already heard about Book Riot‘s Start Here project. If not, you can click the picture or the link or read this helpful description that I’m going to cut and paste for you: There are so many fantastic authors and great books out there that sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin. […]

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flax-golden tales: of boxes and blame

of boxes and blame It was the box’s fault. That is, if boxes can be faulted for such things. And perhaps it was not the box itself to blame as much as the fact that the box was locked. Which would make it the fault of the lock. Or more precisely, the fault that it […]

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mini-hiatus and also a bunny in a hat

Hello internet! How is it August already? I am travelling, going on a mini-hiatus this first week of the month for a multitude of reasons including trying to write for a change. Also I have a new friend, pictured above with rainbow. Thank you to everyone who tuned into the chat on goodreads on Monday […]

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