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I'm part of the Muffin Commando Squad! C. Lee Mckenzie (leader extraordinaire), Carrie Butler, Yvonne Ventresca, Donna McDine, Patricia Lynne, Tara Tyler, andTammy Theriault.
IMy theme is celebrations! All month long, I'll be celebrating authors and bloggers who have inspired me with their determination, spunk, and style.
Today, I'm celebrating:
C. Lee Mckenzie, Muffin Commando Leader, blogger, and extraordinary MG and YA author! I've only read four of C. Lee's books, but every time I do, they make me understand the human heart a little more. C. Lee has a way of creating beauty in the midst of the messy lives of her flawed but wonderful characters. I highly recommend reading all of her books, but for now, I'd like to highlight her latest: The Great Time-Lock Disaster.
And, I would like to celebrate:
Cathrina Constantine, blogger, New Yorker, and author of YA dystopian, and paranormal novels! If you visit Cathrina at her blog, you will be greeted with warmth and sweetness. If you read one of her novels, you'll find gritty world-building with hope offered for her complex characters . . . if they grasp it with both hands. Check out her latest novel: Don't Forget to Breathe.
For Celebrate the Small Things, I'm also celebrating:
1. Figuring out my new newsletter via mailchimp - sign up on the right hand side of the blog, if you are interested.
2. Whistler vacation with extended family - a little different this year, but good.
3. Getting hosted for an interview for Indie Author April.
4. I had two new hint stories published at Espresso Stories! (These stories were rejected last month, I re-subbed them, and they found a home! They didn't take "Dying Balloons" so it's been rejected three times so far, and I'm not sure if I know of anymore hint fiction markets.) If you have thirty seconds, check out: "Suburban Spring" and "My Dad's Instructions."
Who/what are you celebrating today?