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The Doctor, TV, and Me

I did something very uncharacteristic this week. I watched television. I am woefully uniformed about pop culture as far as TV and movies go. If it’s been on television in…

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The Lightning Thief in the Sunday Comics

Thanks to the Unshelved Book Club at Overdue Media for the hilarious book talk comic featuring The Lightning Thief. To check it out, go to: http://www.overduemedia.com/ and look at the…

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The Great Home School Experiment

Two weeks ago, we officially took the plunge. After a year of thought and planning (and a fair amount of worrying) we began home-schooling our older son, Haley. For those…

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Camp Half-Blood in Colorado

I get many emails from kids around the world asking if I can open a branch of Camp Half-Blood in their area. After the great success of the Austin camp…

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Haley’s Recent Reads

My son Haley, eleven years old, offers his opinion on his most recent read, Terry Pratchet’s A Hat Full of Sky. A Hat Full of Sky Review by Haley Riordan…

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The Perils of Proofreading

Oh, the joys of editing! One of my wife’s pet peeves is when people complain about errors in my books. Not as if Becky and I don’t complain about typos,…

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The Newbery Post

I’ve gotten more emails about my previous post, Patrick’s Summer Reading Blues, than any post I’ve ever done. It seems I touched a nerve! The responses ranged from “You’re being…

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New Warnings for ADHD Medication

This was in the news this morning. While none of this information is new, it will be interesting to see if fresh warning labels change people’s perception of ADHD medication.…

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Demigod of the Week

I want to send a shout-out to Elior, our demigod of the week from Israel. Elior emailed several months ago after he finished The Lightning Thief. He told me he…

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