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I will try not to gush in this post. But I’m not sure I’ll manage it. Last week, I posted about the Tacoma Mother’s Tree–a tree from the era of the middle grade novel I’m writing that I found online in my searches about Wright Park. I posted that I could not find it after… READ MORE >>

This week I found two gems: history about a tree for mothers and an aritstic escape for the weary. The Tacoma Mother’s Tree The first is a historical marker. Apparently, in 1929 the Girls Corner Club  planted a white birch in honor of mothers. The plaque and tree are still near the pond or so… READ MORE >>

One of the best parts of writing for children is finding authors and their outstanding books. I picked up Fannie Never Flinched at the writing conference I went to in Spokane last weekend and read every word, shocked at how much one woman did for others many years ago. Beautifully written with incredible photos of… READ MORE >>

Wednesday Wonders: Mutt and Jeff

“Look at Mutt and Jeff!” I showed my teenager a picture of our cat and his brother. https://www.instagram.com/p/BNVFYxWB-Gn/?taken-by=karriezmy “Who?” He gave me a look that immediately reminded me that I speak an older version of English. I knew tucked in the back of my brain that my parents and grandparents used to say ‘Mutt and Jeff’ and… READ MORE >>

In my last piece for The News Tribune, I mentioned my middle school teacher Mr. Pat Keaton. He emailed me a few days later, congratulated me on my writing and then mentioned that Dieringer was celebrating its 125th year as a school district. Would I like to go on a tour of the old school… READ MORE >>

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