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" 'You don't like the unknown, Diana, but sometimes you've got to embrace it. You were terrified when I put you on a tricycle the first time. And you threw your blocks at the wall when you couldn't get them all to fix back in their box.  We made it through those crises.  I'm sure we can handle this.'  My father held his hand out.
'But it's so...'
'Messy? So is life.' "

  Stephen and Diana in Shadow of Night

The pool is open.
Missed my April Facebook live?
Click to go to the video playback 

5+ things I love:
The quiet of early morning.
My partner's laugh.
The smell of old books.
Discovering something I hadn't known before.


Thank you @bookbub readers. 
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We are in a great era of journalism.  I am finding such balanced reporting from
@latimes@guardian@washingtonpost, and @NewsHour. And yes: I am a paid subscriber to all of them. Yes, even @PBS.  Because you get what you pay for. #supportjournalism


Where did the time go? Here is a picture of me in Austin TX finishing my first book tour for ADOW. Nine years ago!  (Bonus: click here for a short video clip from that event) 
I am loving @johannabasford live on Facebook. #coloring
When you make Trivial Pursuit, I think you have arrived. Thanks for this!!

Some of my best friends are imaginary. 
(Click here for the article) 

Social Distancing.
Stay home for the medical professionals 

#staysafe #stayhealthy 

The look you get when you say the @twofishbaking dog biscuits haven't arrived.
(To be fair to @twofishbaking, these were only ordered yesterday. Sadly, Baxter doesn't care about the time/space continuum.)

From my first dawn walk after 14 days of self-isolation following my return to the US. Grateful for this simple pleasure I once took for granted--so much so that I often skipped it, intending to "do it later." Later became tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow.

ICYMI, here's the latest news from the good people at All Souls Con: 

"All Souls Con 2020 is Going Virtual!  2020 will be the first ever, 100% virtual All Souls Con. In these uncertain times, one thing remains steadfast for the Con aficionados--#WeAreAllSouls. We will bring the All Souls Con to you, wherever you are.

You can read our most recent announcement about the virtual Con at Pricing, dates, platform and other information will be forthcoming at"
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