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Jen Barton

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I grew up in Pennsylvania and spent most of my life in the East. In 2007 my family and I moved to California. With two cars my husband and I moved two dogs, two guinea pigs, a cornsnake, and our 10-year-old daughter across the country (whew!). The five-day road trip (including a near escape by both dogs on Day 3) was one of my best (and most interesting) experiences ever. In fact, I'm not sure why that isn't a book yet...

A few years later, after an especially boring day in the car (where the kids and I told stories and built characters instead of griping), I found writing again. Fiona Thorn was born on that day, and I’ve been writing ever since. :)



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If Chocolate Were Purple

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A few weeks ago my daughter started talking about doing the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. One of her friends was on a team and they wanted to walk together. It sounded perfect; support a great cause, let her learn the value of volunteering, and all on Mother's Day weekend. Sweet.

But to be honest, I couldn't get into it. I'm ashamed to say it felt like a chore, like one more thing to check... Read more of this blog post »
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Dr. Seuss
“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.”
Dr. Seuss

John Steinbeck
“I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.”
John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

T.S. Eliot
“For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.”
T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

Zora Neale Hurston
“Love is lak de sea. It’s uh movin’ thing, but still and all, it takes its shape from de shore it meets, and it’s different with every shore.”
Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God

Stephen King
“Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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