Author Archives: Sennebec

Nancy Drew in the Rear View Mirror

John Clark with a look at how YA female protagonists have changed as I look at three recently published books. For years, I’ve joked that Nancy Drew, but Tom was Swifter. That’s not so true in contemporary YA fiction. Take … Continue reading

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The Heritage of a Garden Writer

John Clark on the start of planting season. Kate and I share an interesting heritage. Dad had a degree in horticulture from the Stockbridge School at U. Mass. Mom began writing about food and gardens when we were little. She … Continue reading

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A Shout-Out and Thoughts on a New Trend

John Clark congratulating Brian Katcher on his new book Deacon Locke Went To Prom. This is his fifth book and combines funny with emotional. In addition to writing, Brian is a school librarian in Missouri. Here’s a brief description” “Promposals … Continue reading

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Mass Booking in Hartland

Holli Baker woke up one morning two years ago with an idea. As president of the Hartland-St. Albans Lions Club, she had been working on coming up with a service project that could impact the area in new and significant … Continue reading

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Easing Out of March While Playing God’s Pinball Machine

  John Clark emptying out the post-winter drippings in the brain pan, something I encourage others to consider. After a winter spent primarily reading (and reviewing) voraciously, I’ve started writing what may be a novella, or might stretch into another … Continue reading

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