• Essays

    A Tale of Two Moose

    A Few Days Ago… My son and I had just finished our daily mile run, he in his stroller and I huffing and puffing behind it. We still had to walk all the way back home, but first we would stop and rest and say hello to our favorite horse. We were past the corner of Idle Drive and Tranquility Lane, where this lovely old horse lives in a pasture, Pioneer Peak as a backdrop. My son loves this horse. I love this horse. We hadn’t seen him all winter and it felt like we were greeting an old friend. We squealed and talked to him while he munched hay…

  • The Writing Life

    A Writer’s Life Revealed: Dianne Matich

    This is the fifth post in the series A Writer’s Life Revealed, where authors and writers share insights into their writing lives. Last week Kathryn Benson shared her tips for weathering tough times as a writer. Today, Dianne Matich, our fifth contributor, joins us on Blogging Story! Dianne Matich and The Writer’s Life Dianne is represented by Rachel Letofsky of the CookeMcDermid Agency in Toronto. You can find her at diannematich.com. What is Your Writing Routine? My writing routine is weaved among the ups and downs of my autoimmune disease. On the good days, I am at my desk typing away, sipping hot tea if it’s morning, sometimes hot cocoa if I…

  • The Writing Life

    A Writer’s Life Revealed: Kathryn Benson

    This is the fourth post in the series A Writer’s Life Revealed, where authors and writers share insights into their writing lives. Last week Kirby Larson took us through Week 3 of the series. Today, Kathryn Benson, our fourth contributor, joins us on Blogging Story! Kathryn Benson and The Writer’s Life Kathryn Benson writes for children and young adults. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a dog named after Pippi Longstocking and several thousand books. She holds a BA from Grinnell College, an MLIS from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can find her on…

  • The Writing Life

    A Writer’s Life Revealed: Kirby Larson

    This is the third post in the series A Writer’s Life Revealed, where authors and writers share insights into their writing lives. Last week Jacqui Lipton shared her wisdom with us. Today, Kirby Larson, our third contributor, joins us on Blogging Story! Kirby Larson and The Writer’s Life A snippet of a family story converted Kirby Larson from history-phobe to history fanatic, resulting in the Newbery Honor book, Hattie Big Sky. She is the author of the Dogs of WWII series for Scholastic, which includes Dash, a Scott O’Dell Historical Fiction Prize winner, and the Audacity Jones series. With her dear friend, Mary Nethery, she has written two award winning nonfiction…

  • The Writing Life

    A Writer’s Life Revealed: Jacqui Lipton

    This is the second post in the series A Writer’s Life Revealed, where authors and writers share insights into their writing lives. Last week Tirzah Price kicked off the series. Today, Jacqui Lipton, our second contributor, joins us on Blogging Story! Jacqui Lipton and The Writer’s Life Jacqui Lipton, LL.B., M.F.A., Ph.D. is a law professor and writer who divides her time between teaching, consulting and writing. She writes both nonfiction and fiction and is the founder and director of Authography LLC, a business dedicated to helping authors and artists achieve their business and professional goals. She has interned for several literary agencies and is repped by Jane Dystel at DGBLM.…