What is a Fire Horse?

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Originally posted on Kay Honeyman:
I was already writing about a girl traveling through Angel Island to America when I discovered the year of the Fire Horse. In much of the Western world, we use a linear measurement for time, the years parading forward into the future.  The Chinese use a cycle to measure their…

Spring 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt Authors Announced

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Spring 2014 YA Scavenger Hunt Authors Announced! Hello YA fans. It’s time once again for our Spring YA Scavenger Hunt. For those of you who’ve joined us before, welcome back! I am on the Blue Team! If you’re a newbie, you’re in for a treat! Twice a year we seek out fantastic YA authors with … Continue reading

Angel Island Poetry

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For National Poetry Month, I am posting poems from the walls of the barracks on Angel Island. For today… There are tens of thousands of poems composed on these walls. They are all cries of complaint and sadness. The day I am rid of this prison and attain success, I must remember that this chapter … Continue reading

Poetry of Angel Island

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Happy National Poetry Month. I thought I would celebrate by sharing some of my favorite poems from the Angel Island Immigration Station. Angel Island was the point of entry for almost 300,000 immigrants coming to America from 1910-1940. The majority of those immigrants (around 175,000) were from China. The process of immigrating and landing on … Continue reading

Bios

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I have been working on my bio to go with my début novel The Fire Horse Girl. Bios are funny things. You try to boil down the relevant pieces of your life to a few lines. In an attempt to say everything, sometimes I feel that I end up saying nothing. So, this week I … Continue reading

Taming of the Shrew

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I took my son to the Junior Players production of Taming of the Shrew. To prep him, I gave him the following summary – it’s about a girl named Kate who doesn’t behave very well. I worried – I worried that it was too soon. I worried that he would get bored. I worried that … Continue reading

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