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Helen Landalf

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I am the author of five books for teachers on integrating dance and drama into the classroom and two children's picture books, including the award-winning The Secret Night World of Cats, which was illustrated by my brother, Mark Rimland, an artist with autism. My debut YA novel, FLYAWAY, will be released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in Fall 2011.

In addition to writing, I teach dance to preschool children and Pilates to adults. I live in Seattle with my husband, Steven, my cat, Sunny, and our dog, Toto. We often share our home with my 16-year-old stepson, Jonathan. My older, stepson, Dane, is in the Air Force and is currently stationed in Korea.

I love to write, of course, and I also enjoy dancing, walking, reading, and going to movies. My fa
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Today I’m going to diverge from the usual and share a recipe with you. I call it Manuscript Marinade.


Ingredients:  1 completed manuscript


Directions: Allow manuscript to marinate in its file for 1 week to 1 year. After a suitable amount of time, open file and read.


I know it sounds ridiculously simple, but allowing your manuscript to sit – and your brain to rest – before reading your work and...

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Helen Erik wrote: "Thanks for the invite and congratulations on Flyaway Helen. Will you be sharing it at this fall's Inside Story?

Erik"

I shared it at the last Fall Inside Story - it came out in Dec., 2011!


Oksana  *Bookaholic* Thnx for the add! xD


message 3: by Erik (last edited Aug 15, 2011 05:01PM)

Erik Brooks Thanks for the invite and congratulations on Flyaway Helen. Will you be sharing it at this fall's Inside Story?

Erik


Patricia Thanks for the friends-invite!
Looking forward to reading Flyaway =)
All the best and a wonderful week,
Patricia


Julene Thanks for finding me and friending me here!


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