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Good Morning.

So, June is finally here. And thus begins several countowns to big dates: only a handful until my birthday, and, according to, 46 until How to Deal comes out. (I’m thinking I should figure out how to do a countdown here on my site, to add to the suspense and excitement. I’m not quite technologically savvy, though. Hmmmm.)

Anyway, a couple of other things are going on as well. First, I want to post another plug for my friend Rosemary Graham’s site for her new book, My Not so Terrible Time at the Hippie Hotel . Lucky Rosemary shares a pub date with another book you might have heard of, the new Harry Potter. I think this is a great thing: so many people will be in bookstores that weekend. But check out her site, which is really cool, and there’s a contest as well. Plus, the book is really good. I know because I got to read it early. One of the perks of the profession. Gotta love it.

Also, I want to put in a little plug—this is a day of plugs, I guess—for Molly Gum’s new site, YA Connection, which is a great place to go if you’re interested in YA books, or writing YA books, or stuff like that.

And, on a more personal note (this one’s for you, AnnaMo) I saw Dar Williams on Saturday night and she was wonderful. Wonderful. I kept hearing AnnaMo in my head: Dar. Dar. Dar! So there’s a final plug. Share the love, that’s what I say. It’s the least you can do on a Monday.

have a good day everyone!