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    Hi, elissacruz. Nice to finally meet you. I saw you lurking back there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elissacruz View Post
    Oh, and hi. I've been lurking here since 2009, but never found a good reason to post until now. I've been trying to connect MG writers together for the last year or so, so I am happy to find this thread! *waves at my new MG pals*
    Glad you came out of lurkdom.

    You should pop in more often. And you should enter the awesome kidlit contest we have going on right now.
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    Hello, everyone! I've been lurking for quite a while. I was excited to see the announcement for the kidlit contest, so I immediately sat down, wrote a story and sent it in.

    My BFF is Ramona the Pest, and I've read THE SECRET GARDEN and THE LITTLE PRINCESS at least four times each. The Hardy Boys, anything by Judy Blume -- I absolutely love children's literature! In 2008, as a hobby and because we wanted to put something positive out in the world, my husband and I created our website StoryRhyme.com. That's really when I started writing -- children's stories and the site's blog. (For those of you wondering what to write about on your blogs, I knew nothing about what a blog was when I started. But the more you write, the easier it gets. It's a mishmash of, basically, life observations. Home, school, family, work -- you name it. But the challenge was to keep it G-rated since our site is family friendly. Sadly, the past year I haven't really kept up with it regularly because of a lack of time.)

    For the past year and a half, I've been writing YA and MG with my first two books out to agents right now. (Biting my nails.)

    Looking forward to spending time here. (But not too much time because I have writing to do!)

    Thanks for the tip on #MGlitchat!

    (I started reading this thread from the beginning but stopped after the first hundred or so posts when I noticed my vision was beginning to fail.)

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    Hi to the other newbies! Mclesh and elissacruz! (Kinda anyway... lurker isn't really "new" per se'.) This is a pretty cool place, huh?
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    Good grief! I was gone for TWO DAYS and you guys rounded up 3 more friends! Nice work.

    Welcome, Morgan, McLesh and elissa!
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    Hi, MorganMarshall. New to posting, so in a way I'm new.

    It's a very cool place.

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    Hi all you new peoples. Hope you have as much fun on here as I do.

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    Hi Mclesh, Morgan, and elissacruz.
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    Wow...that turned out nearly life size.
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    Thanks for the warm welcome, everyone! Yeah, I should have de-lurked a long time ago, but I really don't need to be online any more than I already am. Trust me on this.

    But I'll *try* to remember to check in here more often. It may be awhile before I do, though. I'm slightly (ha! Try "insanely") busy preparing a presentation I'm giving with my fellow Mixed-Up authors at Kidlit Con next month, plus we're launching our next Skype author giveaway at the Mixed-Up Files blog in a few weeks, and I'm fielding a ton of requests for other various blog-related stuff, too. It's crazysauce in my inbox right now!

    (And now you know why I lurk. No time to actually post anything.)

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    I'm so new that I may still have my new car smell. Mind if I join in? I'm in the editing phase my first book--it's middle grade, of course.

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    Went to pick the bones of Borders last weekend and came home mostly MG.
    I got The Magic Thief bk 2
    Lamplighter by D.M. Cornish
    School of Fear
    and something called Dormia.

    I only had $40 or I would have got more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CheG View Post
    Went to pick the bones of Borders last weekend and came home mostly MG.
    Me too. I got:
    Bed-knob and Broomstick
    The Girl Who Could Fly (Victoria Forester)
    The Book of Elsewhere (Jacqueline West)

    And in non-MG:
    The Lacuna. The hardback cost less than $5, which is really quite sad, but I'm glad to have it.

    The Fire in Fiction by Donald Maass. I read it on the way to/from Omaha, and I highly recommend it! I found it far more readable than most books on writing.

    And hello & welcome to Elissa and JoAnne... and anyone else I missed.
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    JoAnne.
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    Those are some nice bones.
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    Can I step in and say, "hi"? Been getting my feet wet all over, and this my genre, but I'm most nervous about joining all you wonderful experts.
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    Welcome JoAnn and Trirae!

    Don't worry about joining right in. Some of us (me) are nowhere near experts. And most of us don't bite (except when severely provoked, which does happen now and then).

    I'm glad to meet you both.

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    Thanks Sissy

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    yeah, sometimes we growl a little bit, but only when the trolls start acting up...
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    ...or the snickerdoodles disappear...
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    (I wasn't gonna KEEP 'em.... )

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    That has got to be my favorite post EVER, ColoradoKate.
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