Happy September!

Small Persons With Wings_2Hard to believe it’s September already! Out here in Colorado, the kids have already gone back to school (several weeks ago, in fact), but as an East Coaster, I still believe that the week after Labor Day is the official start of the school year, and all the Back-to-Schoolishness that that implies.

Nonetheless, no matter when school starts, there’s something about this time of year that feels like an opportunity for fresh starts and for making changes. Whether that’s Intern Jenny’s schedule, or a plan to reorganize your closets, or a fresh new manuscript that’s waiting to be written, September is a great opportunity to do something DIFFERENT.

So — what are your plans? What difference will you be making? Is it getting back to a more intensive writing schedule now that the kids are back out of the house? Is it a new draft of an old project, or a new project altogether? Or is it a bustling conference schedule?

Let me know in the comments! One random commenter will win a galley of Ellen Booraem’s forthcoming middle grade release Small Persons With Wings, coming from Dial Books in January 2011.

Mellie has been trying, unsuccessfully, to live down the day she told her kindergarten class she had a fairy living in her bedroom. Years later she is still called Fairy Fat. But when her parents inherit an inn and their family moves to a new town, Mellie believes she’ll leave all that fairy nonsense behind. Little does she know that the inn is overrun with . . . you guessed it. Oh brother.

“I adored this hilarious, charming, and clever book.” – Sarah Beth Durst

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