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Jo Chandler

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Jo Chandler did a variety of things in her career before she turned to teen novels, including writing feature articles for a number of magazines and newspapers and editing a few others. Her first published novel is This Side of Forever.

Along with writing novels for young people, she is most proud of the work she did with Wind Youth Services, a non-profit organization that provides shelter and assistance to teenagers living on the streets and those escaping unsafe environments.

Chandler worked with youth ages 14 and up. Under her oversight as newspaper advisor, they produced Street Breeze, a tabloid distributed quarterly throughout metropolitan Sacramento. The newspaper, Chandler’s brainchild, was the first of its kind in California.


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This Side of Forever

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There’s nothing love won’t heal.

>A friend of mine thinks I’m an empath. I had to look it up. “An empath is a person that is extremely sensitive to the emotions and energy of other people, animals and places. I don’t know about that. I know I feel people’s suffering, sometimes when I don’t know them. That doesn’t make me special. Far from it. It does make me a bleeding heart of sorts who believes that love has the power to heal t

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“There is a presence within you
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It lives in joy that has no cause.
It is who you most deeply are.”
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“If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to ­music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don't just stick there scowling at the problem. But don't make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people's words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.”
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“I sat down and tried to write a story.

"Ian MacArthur is a wonderful sweet fellow who wears glasses and peers out of them with delight."

That was the first sentence. The problem was that I just couldn't think of the next one. After cleaning my room three times, I decided to leave Ian alone for a while because I was starting to get mad at him.”
Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
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“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
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Jo Chandler May peace be yours today and always.

message 1: by Jo (last edited Dec 10, 2013 08:15AM)

Jo Chandler Hey, Ya'll,
My latest blog post found it's way from my online site,, to GR but the spacing is way messed up. I'd love to share this particular blog with you and hope you will travel to my page to read it.


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