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      October 07, 2012

      Shadow sequel, a writers' retreat in wilds of Texas, library signing, and what I'm working on:

      Thanks so much to all of you out there who love Shadow's story and want more. Your letters and e-mails are very much appreciated. I wish I had good news for you about a sequel to SHADOW, but right now there's no plans for a sequel or companion novel. If things change, I'll let you know. I would love love to write more for Shadow and Kenway, and I have many stories about them in my head (and some on paper). Those two won't leave me alone.

      I'm working on two manuscripts right now: a gothic novel and another traditional fantasy.

      Over the summer, I had great fun at two writing-related events: a working writing retreat in the wilds of Texas (and the wilds were even inside our retreat house), and a fundraiser for the new Evelyn Meador Library in Seabrook, rebuilt after Hurricane Ike. It is beautiful.

      Thanks to PJ Hoover and Sherry Garland for the photos below.

      Absolutely Awesome Writers' Retreat:

      With lovely SCBWI writers in Seabrook:

      April 24, 2012

      Signing at TLA:

      The YAHous - the Houston young adult novelist group I'm in - signed at TLA in Pat Anderson's booth. It was great fun talking to the librarians, giving away Crave cupcakes, and raffling off a basket of books to a librarian.

      Borrowing a photo from one of the YAHous - Joy Preble :

      August 08, 2011

      Review of TAKING OFF:

      Thanks so much to Marianne Dyson - a fellow author/engineer -  for her review of TAKING OFF on the National Space Society website! Marianne was one of the first ten women flight controllers at NASA and is now an author. Her first book, SPACE STATION SCIENCE, won the Golden Kite award for nonfiction.

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