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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

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

Strawberry Moon AND Summer Solstice!

Did you know that full moons have names? I’ve always heard about Blue Moons and Harvest Moons (mainly because of the songs), but I never knew about the Hunter’s Moon or the Blood Moon or June’s Strawberry Moon until this

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Posted in M.C. Tillson, Michigan, North Carolina, 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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Posted in Books, M.C. Tillson, North Carolina

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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Posted in Books, Michigan, North Carolina

Mystery Solved!

The Secret on Bald Head Island is the last of the North Carolina Lighthouse Adventures trilogy, bringing to a close the mystery that’s been on my mind for more than four years.  It all started on an annual family beach

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Posted in Books, Lighthouses, North Carolina, Uncategorized

Talk Like a Pirate?

I tell you…it’s hard to keep up with these official days. First, there was National Lighthouse Day which I missed (!) and now International Talk Like a Pirate Day is coming up on Saturday, September 19. Stede Bonnet would never

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Posted in Books, Lighthouses, North Carolina, Travels
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