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Book Corner: We Were Mothers

You know that feeling when you are surrounded by your girlfriends, sharing secrets and confessions, worries and fears, and above all, laughs over a sparkling glass of wine? That feeling of support - that you have a clan that's got your back? That's the feeling you get as you dive into reading We Were Mothers…
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Recipe Corner: Homemade Strawberry Jam (Kid Friendly)

The summer months are a great time to enjoy the freshly harvested fruit. You can stock up on delicious strawberry jam for the rest of the summer and not have to worry about buying the high-fructose corn syrup, factory-made, store-bought option. Once you see how easy it is to make your own delicious jam, all…
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Book Corner: This Is Not A Love Letter

  Hate. Violence. Love. Loss. Fear. Guilt. Forgiveness. Depression. Racism. Teenage Years. Be ready to journey through it all! "This is not a love letter... So don't get all excited for nothing. Maybe I should write you one, to go with all the letters you've written me and folded into perfect little airplanes. But I…
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Happy Thanksgiving!

We wish everyone in our Silverpen Productions Family a very Happy Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for you and the wonderful stories you have allowed us to be a part of this past year, and hope that you and yours have a successful (whatever your version of success is!) year ahead. What are you thankful…
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What’s Behind the Pumpkin?

  The American word “pumpkin” originated from the Greek word Pepon, which means large melon. The word gradually changed through the years by the French, English, and then Americans to the pumpkin we know today. It is believed that pumpkins and squash originated in ancient America, even before the prevalent use of corn. Based on…
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#MeToo – Power in Social Media

Perhaps you've noticed this #MeToo campaign flying around social media right now. I think pretty much every woman I know would agree with me that they are not surprised by the sheer number of me too's they're seeing on their newsfeed. What would be surprising is if there were many people that could write "not…
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Calling All Teens & Tweens!

  We have a couple of projects coming up that involve the young adult book market and we want to hear from the young adults that read! This short survey only takes a few minutes and we would love your help. Please share this with any teens & tweens you know. We look forward to…
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Quote of the Day

"Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work." -Stephen King
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A Conversation with Mary Frances Millet – Artist

Mary Frances Millet has been a successful artist for many years, but when she decided to try something new, she was suddenly propelled into a whole new world. She wanted to create a coloring book to celebrate her town, Schenectady, NY. We all know coloring books are hot, but she never expected it to take…
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