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Opening the Box

Opening the Box

The boxes arrived on Friday afternoon, but we were too busy packing for a weekend away to give them the attention they deserved. And so we piled the kids and blankets and toothbrushes and dog food (and dog) into the car and left the boxes behind. We relaxed a little,...

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Opening the Box

Opening the Box

The boxes arrived on Friday afternoon, but we were too busy packing for a weekend away to give them the attention they deserved. And so we piled the kids and blankets and toothbrushes and dog food (and dog) into the car and left the boxes behind. We relaxed a little,...

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Dream Deferred

Dream Deferred

Our authors’ copies of the first two Cookie Chronicles books just showed up on the porch, but we haven’t opened them yet. When our first copy of our first commercially published book Ten Thousand Stories arrived eight years ago, we waited a week to open the box....

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Ask Questions Frequently

Ask Questions Frequently

Friends, our plan for this section is to create posts that respond to your various questions—about publishing, creative process, collaboration, entrepreneurship, parenting, living in a barn, commercial salmon fishing, or anything else. Please lend us your curiosity....

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Turning Four

Turning Four

Jasper turned four on Valentine's Day.  We'd asked him many times what he wanted for his birthday, and the answer was always the same. Blueberries... Rapsberries... And blackberries... We decided to indulge him. It seemed like the least we could do. Given the...

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Matthew Draws 51 – The Answers!

Matthew Draws 51 – The Answers!

Here we are again. I drew some folks. Here they are. I started here. Take a close look. This isn't "ET with quarantine hair," though I get where you're coming from. Neither is it Bjork, Ellen Page, or "Rooney Mara, except I don't believe you would know who Rooney Mara...

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Matthew Draws 51

Matthew Draws 51

I'm not sure if you can handle it two weeks in rapid succession, but the way weeks are going these days, it kind of feels like two years. So, maybe it's okay that it is time once again for MATTHEW DRAWS Give it your best shot! Loading…

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Matthew Draws 50 – THE ANSWERS

Matthew Draws 50 – THE ANSWERS

I drew. I did my best. You guessed. I presume you did your best as well, but friends, it wasn't enough. Here follows an accounting of your misbegotten efforts. Here's what I drew first. I took pride in this portrait. I think it is one of the least awful things I've...

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Matthew Draws 50

Matthew Draws 50

It's been a long time. A long LONG time. And I'm just talking about the last month! But things are ABOUT TO CHANGE! Because Matthew Draws is back! That's right! You heard me! We've been getting messages from folks who are saying they've got lots of time on their hands...

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