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“I don’t want to write for adults. I want to write for readers who can perform miracles. Only children perform miracles when they read.”

—Astrid Lindgren

My writing journey has a ton of ups and downs – not too different from training for a
marathon. You think you are ready, and then you are not. When you don’t think you are ready, you find that you are. Along the way, you realize that you can run (and write) farther than you ever thought possible.

Writing for children is the most challenging. There is a tremendous responsibility to the reader to capture their
heart and give them the rich experience they deserve. Follow my blog for writing, running and nature for kids ideas.

I started on this journey when one of my children was diagnosed with dyslexia – well, actually before. A local seamstress made tiny mice that she sold to the General Store. Children in Mill Valley and beyond collected them. I told stories about the mice. I said I would write down the many stories of Mill Valley mice that I told as my child worked hard on reading and writing. We started on our quests together.

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