Category Archives: VCFA

Blogs that discuss my experiences at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Mel’s Week of Unplanned Symmetry

The writer life is weird and wonderful. One week there could be a series of events converging at the same time and you try believing in your incredible luck and the next…a silence so quiet that you wonder if you’re any … Continue reading

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Writing in Motion

Monday I sent the proofs of MAUD to my editor. Today I cut many inches off my hair. For over two years I’ve kept it long because it helped me get into the body of Maud’s character. As I explained it to my … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ingrid Sundberg, Author of All We Left Behind

Everything is circular. My first post of 2015 was the exclusive Canadian cover reveal of Ingrid Sundberg’s YA novel, All We Left Behind, and here we are at the end of the year with an interview celebrating the book’s release earlier … Continue reading

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Mel’s Long Overdue Post: An Overplanner in Recovery

I had the summer all planned. MAY: Submit the next draft of the Maud novel after an incredible ten days doing social media for the National Reading Campaign’s Reading Town in Charlottetown, P.E.I.             MAY … Continue reading

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An Interview with Sarah Tomp, Author of My Best Everything

Well it is summer and I’ve been traveling and being terrible about keeping up with the blog. But what I have been doing is reading. Reading books by writers I respect, some I even have the pleasure to know –which … Continue reading

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A Canadian Exclusive Cover Reveal: K.A. Barson’s Charlotte Cuts it Out

Today, I have the privilege of announcing the Canadian exclusive cover reveal of K.A. Barson’s Charlotte Cuts it Out, releasing April 5, 2016. In conjunction with Tirzah Price’s blog, The Compulsive Reader in the U.S., my blog is revealing K.A.’s cover and … Continue reading

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An Interview with Amy Rose Capetta, Author of Entangled

I’m so excited to welcome critically acclaimed YA science fiction author, Amy Rose Capetta. Amy Rose is a fellow VCFAer who inspires me with her commitment to writing, her talent for photography, and her openness to trying new things, such … Continue reading

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