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Review – Newsies

Where do I begin? I just saw Disney’s The Newsies at the Benedum Center (brought to Pittsburgh through the Cultural Trust with PNC Broadway Across America). It was sublime. It was my childhood come to life in full, vibrant, insanely-cool color. I grew up watching the VHS of Newsies, I spent a ton of my…

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Interview – Lara Perkins Part One

Today I am so thrilled to have agent Lara Perkins of the Andrea Brown Literary Agency on the site today. She’s so cool and awesome and a great professional. Read any interview and you’ll see what I mean. She’s just that impressive. Some of Lara’s recent titles include THE FANTASTIC FAMILY WHIPPLE by Matthew Ward (Razorbill/Penguin)*, A…

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*A Kiss Before Lying was a MUCH different book when I first wrote it. Totally different. I was aiming to write another Revolutionary Road. (I know…so lofty.) Suffice to say, I did not end up writing another Revolutionary Road. Instead, I wrote a 150,000 word mess with a few nice turns of phrases in it.…

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*A Kiss Before Lying was a MUCH different book when I first wrote it. Totally different. I was aiming to write another Revolutionary Road. (I know…so lofty.) Suffice to say, I did not end up writing another Revolutionary Road. Instead, I wrote a 150,000 word mess with a few nice turns of phrases in it.…

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*A Kiss Before Lying was a MUCH different book when I first wrote it. Totally different. I was aiming to write another Revolutionary Road. (I know…so lofty.) Suffice to say, I did not end up writing another Revolutionary Road. Instead, I wrote a 150,000 word mess with a few nice turns of phrases in it.…

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Hey Guys! As I’m sure most of you know by now, especially if you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, is that I have two new book releases coming out very shortly! The first, due October 21, is a short story collection called Songs Before Breaking. The second, due November 25, is called A Dance…