Debra Landwehr Engle

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I grew up loving books. Some of my earliest memories are of trips to the grand old library in downtown Des Moines, where we'd pull book after book off the shelves in the children's section and carry them home with great anticipation. I still remember the feel of those books, and the smell of the pages and bindings that had been loosened and wrinkled by so many readers who loved the books as much as I did.

One of my sisters (I'm the youngest of six kids) and I had an ongoing contest to see who could read the most Newbery Award books. At the library, we'd pick up bookmarks that listed all the award winners, then we'd lose ourselves in Islands of the Blue Dolphins, Up a Road Slowly and A Wrinkle in Time.

Today, books continue to nourish me—as
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Debra Landwehr Engle I always think of writer's block as a lack of information. If I'm blocked, I need to do some research, call someone for clarification, or pose a…moreI always think of writer's block as a lack of information. If I'm blocked, I need to do some research, call someone for clarification, or pose a question to my inner guides and then be quiet and listen. Without fail, reaching out for information that way gives me a new thread, a specific detail or a piece of inspiration that gets me moving again. (less)
Debra Landwehr Engle When I'm actively writing, I remember that every detail matters, and I go through my days seeing the connections and symbolism in everything...in the…moreWhen I'm actively writing, I remember that every detail matters, and I go through my days seeing the connections and symbolism in everything...in the world around me, and the world within me. Being a writer means you get to experience life in all its richness and significance. Also, it often means that people will tell you their stories, which is a huge privilege. (less)
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If you’re thinking about joining or starting a writing group, great! It’s one of the best ways to gain (and give) support and feedback as you move forward with your writing. If you’re going to critique one another’s writing, though, it’s essential to establish some guidelines, giving your group focus and a shared purpose.


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Hi, Lisa, thanks so much for letting me know. The books were sent out after the giveaway, so there must have been a glitch somewhere. I'll let my publisher know and make sure a copy is sent to you right away.

Thanks again. Hope you enjoy Twenty!

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“Honest concern for others is the key factor in improving our day-to-day lives. When you are warm-hearted, there is no room for anger, jealousy, or insecurity. A calm mind and self-confidence are the basis for happy and peaceful relations with each other. Healthy, happy families and a healthy, peaceful nation are dependent on warm-heartedness. Some scientists have observed that constant anger and fear eat away at our immune system, whereas a calm mind strengthens it. We have to see how we can fundamentally change our education system so that we can train people to develop warm-heartedness early on in order to create a healthier society. I don't mean we need to change the whole system—just improve it. We need to encourage an understanding that inner peace comes from relying on human values like love, compassion, tolerance, and honesty, and that peace in the world relies on individuals finding inner peace. —HIS HOLINESS, THE DALAI LAMA”
Debra Landwehr Engle, The Only Little Prayer You Need: The Shortest Route to a Life of Joy, Abundance, and Peace of Mind

“While the world piles fear on top of light, our job is to remember that light within. When we do, whatever seems to conceal it ceases to exist”
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