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Some Resources to Get You Through This Bumbling Attempted Coup

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U.S. District Judge Matthew W. Brann speaking to the only lawyer still willing to argue Trump's case in Pennsylvania, Rudolph Giuliani, on Tuesday: “You’re alleging that the two individual plaintiffs were denied the right to vote. But at bottom, you’re asking this court to invalidate more than 6.8 million votes, thereby disenfranchising every single voter in the commonwealth. Can you tell me how this result can possibly be justified?” Hello everyone. You might expect that while we are having to endure this comical yet terrifying attempted coup, my subconscious mind would be having a field day, giving me creative dreams as usual . But here's the dream I had Tuesday night, after that disgraceful show in Michigan : A Republican demagogue, anticipating his loss in the next election and wanting to prime public opinion, begins shouting as loud as he can about how the Democrats are going to steal the election. He loses the election. Then he tries to steal the election, again by accus

Online Event Tonight and Exclusive Map Giveaway

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A couple time-sensitive pieces of book news for those of you not on Twitter , where, among other things, I've been posting my sister's careful scrawled calculations of the vote count in Pennsylvania :o) . One, Flatiron Books invite me to chat with Melissa Albert, author of the gorgeous and chilling Tales from the Hinterland , tonight (Friday) at 8:30pm ET as part of  #yallwrite .   Info at @YALLFest and https://www.yallwrite.org/schedule#specialevents .  Come join us! I for one will be exhausted yet (I suspect) calm, and Mimi and I will have plenty of bookish stuff to talk about! Two, Penguin Teen has organized an exclusive map giveaway for anyone who preorders Winterkeep . Here's the entry form: http://bit.ly/ WinterkeepPreOrder Tag @PenguinTeen with any questions. And enjoy! :o)

Pictures to Distract You: A Snowy Day, and Tools of the Trade

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Hi, all. Waiting is hard. So here are some pretty pics to distract you.  Friday was the day I'd scheduled to take some time off, go for nice walk, and get some pictures of the fall foliage. In typical 2020 fashion, it didn't go quite as planned…  So I went with it. Everything is great. Here are some scenes... ...of October... ... in Massachusetts... ...just for you. Now for some pictures of inside things. I don't know about you, but this is a pretty stressful time for me, and I'm using every tool in my toolbox to stay healthy and well. One of those is — always — writing, and hardly anything gives me greater comfort than having fun with my writing tools. I've explained before that I write by hand. Then, when I've written a sufficient amount that I start to worry about the house burning down, I transcribe my writing into a Word document, using voice recognition software. If you're curious about the kind of notebooks I've written in previously and what my