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Molly Elwood

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Born in Oregon’s suburbs and raised in its wild west, Molly Elwood grew up reading at the dinner table, while riding a bike, and at weddings and funerals. After getting her master’s in writing at Portland State University, she traveled the world a bit, so if anyone asked her to write about, say, hitchhiking in Ireland or the street food in China or the rats in France or the tarantulas in Panama, she’d be ready. She now lives as a copywriter and novelist in Portland, Oregon, enjoying good books and bad movies and scheming ways to get on a plane to anywhere.

The Secrets of “Spartacus Ryan Zander and the Secrets of the Incredible”!

Molly Elwood, Fitzroy Books author, Spartacus Ryan Zander and the Secrets of the Incredible
When I was a college freshman, I wrote a short story of two small-town brothers—one the bully and the other his prey. The older one was always finding the younger’s weaknesses and exploiting them, while their machismo father egged the older brother on. It was a simple story with a comic punch line.

My writers’ workshop? They hated it. They said it wasn’t “realistic.” What brother could be that c... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on July 31, 2018 23:08 Tags: behind-the-scenes, circus, endangered-animals, family, kidlit, mg, mglit, relationships
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Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer
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Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
“You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing...after all, what's a life anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die...By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.”
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“You have been my friend," replied Charlotte. "That in itself is a tremendous thing...after all, what's a life anyway? We're born, we live a little while, we die...By helping you, perhaps I was trying to lift up my life a trifle. Heaven knows anyone's life can stand a little of that.”
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