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Business AND Pleasure in the U.P.

I could never say that a visit to Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula was all business and no pleasure! However, I can say that I was on a mission during this last visit, and sure enough, I managed to visit with

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Hello, Third Graders!

What’s better than a school full of third-graders who like to read mysteries? Five schools of mystery-reading third-graders! What a terrific time I had meeting the students, teachers, and administrators at Belville, Bolivia, Jessie Mae Monroe, Lincoln, and Southport Elementary

Posted in Bald Head Island, Books, Lighthouses, M.C. Tillson, North Carolina, Third grade, Travels

“Can I take it home?”

“Can I put my name in it?” “Is it mine to keep?” It’s not a scientific survey by any means, but with these and some of the other questions I got while handing out copies of The Clue at Copper

Posted in A&M Muffin Project, Books, Flint, Lighthouses, M.C. Tillson, Michigan, Third grade, Travels, Uncategorized, Upper Peninsula

The Third Grade Muffin Project

Have you ever started out to do one thing only to find yourself doing something altogether different? I do that all the time. Sometimes it’s good and sometimes… Well, sometimes it’s just another way of procrastinating. But this time it turned

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Up and Coming

So much has been going on that I’ve neglected my blog (and my readers) shamelessly. Well, that ends today…and we’ll hope that I can do better in the future. But, for right now, let me bring you up to date:

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Posted in A&M Muffin Project, Bald Head Island, Books, California, Flint, Lighthouses, M.C. Tillson, Mercy, Michigan, Muffin Project, North Carolina, Travels, Uncategorized, Upper Peninsula

A Favorite Christmas Story

When I was in kindergarten at the First Presbyterian Church in High Point, North Carolina (yep, that’s me with the pigtails), I heard a Christmas story that made a huge impression on me. The name of the story was Why

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Did you see who I met the other day?

There I was, delivering my latest book to the library at Eisenhower Elementary School (my favorite elementary school in California!) and there she was—telling stories to the students. How lucky can you get? Who was it? Why, Patricia Polacco, of

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