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Crocodiles and Alligators

Crocodiles and Alligators by Rita Goldner As a kid, I didn’t have many books to read at home. My parents were avid readers, and owned collections of Shakespeare and the works of Rudyard Kipling, but not his children’s classics. Having … Continue reading

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The Science of H2O

The Science of H2O by Rita Goldner Lately I’m knee-deep in research on water, specifically the water cycle. I’m close to the finish line for my picture book, Agent H2O Rides the Water Cycle. I’ve completed the text, and it’s … Continue reading

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Write About What You Know… (or Not!)

Write About What You Know… (or Not!)   by Rita Goldner Writers are often directed in how-to books, classes, and webinars to write about a familiar subject, something about which they can speak with authority. Even better, the writing coaches … Continue reading

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Lifetime Gift or Landfill Gift?

Lifetime Gift or Landfill Gift? by Rita Goldner I’m telling a holiday gift-giving story in reverse. The ending is at the city dump. According to research (references listed below) approximately 1 percent of plastic toys remain in use six months … Continue reading

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Black Rhinoceros

Black Rhinoceros by Rita Goldner Today, October 1, is the anniversary of our Authors Group Blog. Welcome to the fourth year of daily blogs from authors about a kaleidoscope of topics. I kicked off the series, because I wanted the … Continue reading

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Kangaroo

Kangaroo by Rita Goldner You may have noticed that lately my posts have been about unusual wild animals. I use their behavior, habitat or physiology in an analogy to the human condition, or at least to my condition as a … Continue reading

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Selling at Street Fairs

Selling at Street Fairs by Barbara Renner Ah, summer . . . swimming, camping, traveling, watching baseball, and, if you live in northern Minnesota . . . street fairs. Every small town celebrates summer with some sort of outdoor festival. … Continue reading

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