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My Grandma’s Teeth

A day or two ago I was walking the grounds of a lovely retreat site in New York state with Tooth. You know Tooth don’t you? She’s one of the super smart mice in my Runt Farm children’s book series. As we ambled along I told her stories from my childhood. Fond memories.

Then just around a bend in the path we spotted this little guy. I think his name is Larry. At least that’s what it sounded like. He and Tooth had a bit of a chat. We watched as he munched a lovely purple flower. One moment

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Cletus On the Brain

As you know my friend Cletus is into tools, inventions, and science. He’s a fair hand with an electron microscope and a quick study. Today he’s been telling me a bit about how the brain works. And I thought you might like to hear it too — ’cause this is cool stuff.

According to his latest research key components of the brain are called microtubules. Seems these things are all kinda twisted up together and they actually talk to one another, only using chemicals as their words. And get this — when a person gets anesthesia, say before an

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A Morning Cuppa

This morning I am sipping a special tea created by hand from the garden of my delightful friend Veronica. She blended a bit of spearmint and rasberry leaf together and the delicate aroma seems to be coming directly from a place of love and contentment. Ah . . . tea.

And that reminds me, do you know that Tooth of Runt Farm has a lens? Yes, a Squidoo lens (all these new fangled things!) and it’s about tea. Seems my friend Veronica and Tooth have a lot in common! Take a look when you have a moment. Just put

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The New Halloween

Guess which one is Amanda Lorenzo?

This Halloween a couple of friends and I went out to a local community center to see what was happening. Kids, parents and young people were out in force to celebrate and the gym had been transfromed into a well lit carnival of games and contests of skill. We had fun playing Frog Toss Tic-Tac-Toe, Ping Pong Ball Bounce (the object of which was to bounce balls into bowls floating in a wading pool), and watching the Thriller dance team come to life to entertain us!

We posed for pictures, saw some spiff costumes

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Seattle Book Fest – What a blast!

So much is happening these days it’s hard to know where to start. But I have to give a shout out to the organizers of Seattle Book Fest 2009. Paul Doyle, Molly Horne-Brine, and all the cool volunteers did an amazing job putting it all together for the biggest book-loving city in the world – Seattle! And another big round of applause to the Columbia City community and business owners – this is one happening place!

I had a blast meeting readers of all ages, teachers, publishers, book sellers, other authors, kids and my favorites – librarians. (Really, they are

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It’s A Party!

The launch party for Runt Farm was a Loo Loo! Here are a few shots from the big day and a video too! We had world class dancers, a cool cake, illustrator Mark Evan Walker was there too. Wow.

Take a look!

 

Here’s the book birthday cake. Yup, books have birthdays too.

 

 

 

 

Leaping lizards?

No! Leaping Twins – Keoni and Maceo perform as Cletus and Tooth escaping from NAARF. Their full length stage version of Runt Farm will debut Nov 1st in Seattle.

 

Mark and Veronica Mendonca, master astists of the dance floor,

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Runt Farm – The Movies!

Amanda Lorenzo posts a shameless plug for the Runt Farm books and talks about making book trailers for the sheer fun of it.

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A New Hat for the Occasion

Amanda Lorenzo tells the inside story of her most recent TV interview. There were robots in the studio and all the camera people had been abducted.

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Hat Firmly On!

Amanda Lorenzo waxes nostalgic on the debut of her children’s book series, Runt Farm.

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