Emily Martin | Writing the Quiet World

Notes from the Domestic Front: The Laundry

July 11th, 2014

Every day, you walk past its door. It scares you like the DMV scares you. Like the lines in the airport scare you. Like the paper stuff that keeps coming in the mail. Like administrative tasks and drying your hair. Like blood work and taxes. Like people who like to talk. One day you draw …

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A Publishing Workshop for Adults

July 2nd, 2014

There is no place I love more than our local library (fine, the German Bakery, but still!). Director Lisa Youngblood is just so full of enthusiasm and love for the library patrons, and her team is so kind and dedicated, it’s always an amazing experience–both working with them and taking part in their programs with …

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In Memoriam – Spot’s Dad

June 27th, 2014

I was so sad to hear about the passing of legendary children’s book author and illustrator Eric Hill back on June 6. His books left such a deep impression on my childhood, and are doing the same today for my own little peanuts.

As a parent, I look for stories that promote kindness, love of …

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Downpour spotted in our local Barnes & Noble

December 3rd, 2013

Our little family was browsing our local Barnes & Noble this past weekend when we came across… you guessed it: Downpour!


I couldn’t help but ask a bookseller to snap a picture, so then I regretted having my Sunday hair on. But …

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Downpour Featured at Early Literacy Fair

November 22nd, 2013

The time was 9:30am-12:00pm. The date: November 20. And the place was the Harker Heights Public Library, just outside of Fort Hood, TX. The Military Child Education Coalition‘s Parent to Parent Team at Fort Hood (or The Ladies in Purple!)  joined many other organizations as part of an early literacy fair aimed to …

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