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How do you make the whole world small enough to fit into a single heart?

Something happens when you read a book. As you step into someone else's life, your perspective broadens. So does your heart. You come out of a good story a lot larger of spirit than when you went in. 

Which is why I've been writing and reading short fiction, poems, novels and nonfiction for more years than I'm going to admit on this site. It's why I'm a founding faculty member of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA Program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. As an author, I've been privileged to write books for both adults and children, and as a teacher, I've had the heady thrill of playing midwife to some of the finest new children's authors in the country. Could anyone be luckier? 



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