Author Questions

I just got a set of questions from a 4th-grader who is an aspiring author. She sent this set of questions to my friend Shelley Tougas, who sent them on to Kirstin Cronn-Mills and me. Here are the questions and my answers.   How did you get ideas? From everywhere,...

Death in the cold: Schuyler Colfax in Mankato

Death in the cold: Schuyler Colfax in Mankato

I learned this morning that former Vice President Schuyler Colfax died in Mankato on this date in 1885. He walked from the Union Depot to the Omaha Depot, arrived, and dropped dead of a heart attack due to the extreme cold. It was -30 that day. Colfax was Vice...

So….this is comforting

This article is comforting. Authors these days spend so MUCH TIME trying to get noticed, and being online to get publicity for our books....This article confirms my idea that writing is what's most important, and maybe relaxing about media hype is the way to go. YAY!!!!

On Vacation? Vacation???? No more.

I turned in my sabbatical report yesterday about 4:50 p.m. It was "Due" before returning for the semester. So, true to my style, I waited until offices were nearly closed for the day, the last afternoon before my first duty day back! Actually, there's good reason for...



Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor This is the last book review of my sabbatical semester. This review is actually being written in the morning of January 7, the day I will turn in my sabbatical report because spring semester resumes for faculty tomorrow, January 8....

Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” ―...

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