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Alone in a Crowded Place

Meeting Al will change 11-year-old Samantha's life. But if she helps him, she'll lose him forever.

Journal entry #4

On Haunting Libraries

Feb 11, 2015 · 20 Comments

I might have chosen to write my first Storybird book about a haunted library because I am a little bit of a library ghost myself. I grew up in a little town that didn’t have a library. My parents had books, though I read through those in no time. We ... Read More

Journal entry #3

Changing My Story

Feb 6, 2015 · 24 Comments

I’m in my library. This is where I spend my winters, lost in books, memories and daydreams. In summer I wander off in search of stories. In winter I retreat here and wait for stories to come to me. (Well, unless I’m off somewhere satisfying my Garfield-like lust for lasagna. ... Read More

Journal entry #2

On the Road

Jul 5, 2014 · 9 Comments

Please forgive me. I haven’t been posting, or responding to comments, as quickly as I should be. The problem is that I’m not always in places where I can access the Internet. This morning I was at Hyder, Alaska. I’m sad that my schedule didn’t allow me to stay, because ... Read More

Journal entry #1

Spooky Stories

Jun 10, 2014 · 25 Comments

I love spooky stories, ones with ghosts or ghost stories in them. I always have. I read “The Monkey’s Paw,” a short story by W.W. Jacobs, when I was in Grade Five or Six. It’s still one of the scariest of them all. After that one it was a long ... Read More