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Merlin Answers Your Questions

Merlin Answers Your Questions

March 30, 2015 | Under Books | Posted by | 9 Comments

My goodness! When my good friend T. A. Barron told me that he had recently gathered several questions for me from around the world, I never expected quite such an overwhelming number. I must tell you all that it has been truly delightful to read your many queries; some of you are so curious, it…

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More Bloggers Inspired By The Wisdom of Merlin

I’m delighted that more bloggers are sharing their thoughts on Merlin’s magical words in celebration of the March 24th publication of my book, The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life. I’m pleased to share with you this second set of posts in this series of reflections on Merlin’s wisdom: Wonder “I…

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Wisdom of Merlin: Bloggers Get Inspired

My upcoming book, The Wisdom of Merlin: 7 Magical Words for a Meaningful Life is being released on March 24th. In celebration, I reached out to a number of bloggers from all different backgrounds, and asked them to share their thoughts on one of Merlin’s magical words. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and I’m thrilled…

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A Letter to My Readers in China

A Letter to My Readers in China

February 25, 2015 | Under Books, News | Posted by | No Comments

In advance of the publication of The Merlin Saga in China at the end of this month, I wrote the following letter for my Chinese readers. If you’re in China or you enjoy reading in Mandarin Chinese, I hope you’ll consider picking up these new editions. Greetings to all my readers in China! China is…

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How Do I Apply for the Barron Prize?

Every day, kids all over the country participate and take the lead in extraordinary service activities to benefit other people or the planet we share. Are you someone between 8-18 who has spearheaded a service effort in your area? Or perhaps you are a teacher or other community leader who knows of a young person…

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How I Got My Start As A Writer

How I Got My Start As A Writer

January 21, 2015 | Under On Writing | Posted by | 8 Comments

I have always loved the world of stories, ever since I was a kid. In fact, I loved stories so much that I even made up my own little magazine when I was in 5th or 6th grade. Unfortunately that little venture almost got me expelled when I decided to do a little exposé about…

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Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

Halloween Costume Contest Winners!

November 25, 2014 | Under Events, News | Posted by | No Comments

There were so many marvelous entries for Best Fantasy Costume that I just couldn’t make up my mind, so I am awarding TWO prizes in this category! One prize is awarded to Ashley for her portrayal of the Mad Hatter, and the other to Tina (and friend) for their costumes of Schmendrick the Magician and…

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Dragons I Have Known

Dragons I Have Known

November 6, 2014 | Under On Writing | Posted by | 7 Comments

“How do you describe a dragon?“ Dragons are a frequent subject in the marvelous messages I receive from readers, and many of them have put this question to me in one form or another. Describing characters well is a great challenge for any writer, and the truth is I use the same three-layered process to…

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Inspiring Youth To Make A Difference:Announcing The 2014 Barron Prize Winners

Every person, no matter how young, can contribute to making the world a better place. The mass media gives our kids all sorts of negative, demeaning messages — telling them their self-worth comes from what they wear or drink or drive, not who they really are down inside. We need our heroes today more than…

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Encouraging Kids to Become Heroes: Ideas for Parents and Teachers

One of the things that you may already know about me is that I believe that all kids can be heroes; we can do a lot as adults to foster that ethic in young people. For my readers who are parents, I’d love to share some of my ideas on how you can encourage your…

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