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The Age of Hyperbole

You’ve GOT to read this! Watch this to the end and you’ll cry! The best invention EVER!

These are teasers that have come across my radar lately. They’re everywhere.

The BEST improvement in history! Redbox on crack! (I didn’t

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Executive Decision

I’m the executive in this headline, and I’m making a decision..

I’ve blogged on and off – but mostly on – since 2004. Back then, my goal was to write every day as a way of keeping my skills

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The NYT

Several weeks ago I received an offer I couldn’t resist. It was to have the Sunday New York Times delivered to my door for twenty percent less than it costs me to purchase at a newsstand. When the per

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Spelling 101

So . . . what do the words ‘rapporteur,’ ‘vicissitude,’ and ‘tantamount’ have in common?

Nothing really, except they have all been the Word of the Day in the past week.  It’s something I subscribe to online to enrich my

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Richard Russo

The Olympic Games are over. One recent political cartoon expressed my sentiments about that: It said, “For two weeks we saw the best of the best. For the next two months we have the worst of the worst.” And this

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Last Stop on Market Street

Tonight my book club meets to discuss Last Stop on Market Street. It sounds as if it’s a murder mystery or possibly a case of amnesia. Maybe it’s about time travel or a farmer’s market.

But I’m hosting the discussion,

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Launched!

So . . . if you’re not on the Spectacled Bear mailing list or my own Anne Brandt mailing list, you wouldn’t know that we launched the publishing company site forty-eight hours ago. After months of preparation, we are ready

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Meet Annie Poon

This young woman is Annie Poon, the illustrator of Philip & Phoebe. We met a few years ago in New York City and have been friends ever since. So it was natural to ask her to illustrate the first

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Philip & Phoebe

Here is the front cover of Philip & Phoebe, the first book published by Spectacled Bear. It debuts in three days. Our press kit notes that this little story was forty years in the making.  But the theme

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Spectacled Bear Publishing

So, without a lot of research, back in December I decided to start my own publishing company. I floated the idea with some friends who were supportive, actually excited, since they all knew how much I love to write and

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