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Martha Freeman

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Martha Freeman was born in Southern California in 1956. It is not actually true that pterodactyls ruled the skies then, but her three children believe this.

Martha graduated from Glenoaks Elementary, Woodrow Wilson Junior High, and Glendale High School. Until Martha came along, Glendale High's most famous graduate was a fellow named Marion Michael Morrison. He later went into the film game and changed his name to John Wayne, which you might very well do, too, if you were a boy named Marion in unenlightened times. In 1978, Martha graduated from Stanford University with a degree in history. She remains Stanford's most illustrious graduate if not its most wealthy.
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Martha Freeman Tell your eight-year-old daughter she has excellent taste! I'd be delighted to write more Chickadee Court books, but the publisher tells me it's all a…moreTell your eight-year-old daughter she has excellent taste! I'd be delighted to write more Chickadee Court books, but the publisher tells me it's all about what the market demands, and not everyone is as discerning as your daughter. (Cue quiet tears.) Maybe she would like Effie Starr Zook Has Questions, Strudel's Forever Home, Noah McNichol or my latest, Trashed? And soon The Secret Cookie Club books, which are not mysteries but are fun. Thanks for writing! (less)
Martha Freeman My advice for aspiring writers is to finish your projects. In other words, don't start a new one until you have finished what you already started. Lot…moreMy advice for aspiring writers is to finish your projects. In other words, don't start a new one until you have finished what you already started. Lots of people have half-finished books, stories, poems, essays, birthday cards, etc., lying around. Beginnings are easier than endings, and endings are easier than the muddled middle. (less)
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Who likes a line at the post office?

I am pretty sure I am unique in all the world in one way: I like standing in line at the post office.
I know that in the broad scheme, long lines at the post office are a bad thing, symptom of inadequate pay, inadequate staffing and general governmental service decline. That I don't like.
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“Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.”
Eleanor Roosevelt

“Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one's hand.”
Ezra Pound

“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.”
Elie Wiesel

“Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.”
Yogi Berra, When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It!: Inspiration and Wisdom from One of Baseball's Greatest Heroes

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection, that one is sometimes willing to commit sins for the sake of loyalty, that one does not push asceticism to the point where it makes friendly intercourse impossible, and that one is prepared in the end to be defeated and broken up by life, which is the inevitable price of fastening one's love upon other human individuals.”
George Orwell, In Front of Your Nose: 1945-1950




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