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Stephanie Lucianovic

Secret Gardens: Discovering New Children’s Books

Awhile back when I was pregnant and almost forty and pregnant and dragging my three-year-old everywhere and tired all the pregnant time, I wrote...

A Modest Proposal for Memorable Holiday Cards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Hansel and Gretel Baby Food Stylists Make Your Baby Look Good Enough to Eat! It's holiday card season, which means it's time to...

Ramona at Forty

I always knew Beverly Cleary was a great writer. I read every single one of her books growing up -- even the lesser-discussed ones...

Of Mustaches and Monocles

Before today, the only reason to wear a monocle was solely so the toffy-nosed lord of the manor in Nether Wallop could allow it...

Why I Write for Free

Avidly is starting to run pieces about the experience and labor of writing. We'd like to encourage people with different perspectives--academic, non-academic; professional, pleasurable-- to send...

G-Rated Moments of Swoon

At Avidly, I've been exploring the idea that some of literature's most romantic moments are the G-rated ones from our childhood -- those that...

Sniffing Out the Sex in Maud Hart Lovelace

In my discussion of the  Top Ten Most Romantic Betsy Ray-Joe Willard Moments, I posited that Betsy and Joe's impassioned meeting right after she gets...

Stealing Books

Writers have very large and extremely fragile egos. This is why we go into bookstores and look for our books, pull them face out,...

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