Writing in Paradise

September 1, 2008By justinagirlfriends, school, Shanghai, writing 1 Comment

School started today. Which meant tears of sorrow (kids mourning the end of summer) and tears of joy (mothers celebrating Freedom! Freedom!! Freedom!!!). Both tears appeared this morning at our home.So to celebrate (I mean, mourn) the last day of summer, my dear friend and superwoman Shelli cooked us curry chicken for lunch. And then … Read More

June 26, 2008By justinaMethow Valley, North of Beautiful, writing 1 Comment

Being a true geek, I admit to watching the behind-the-scenes, making-of segments with directors and actors. (And yes, while I’m in a confessing mood, I’m also the annoying one who insists on staying in the theater until ALL of the credits have scrolled. Right down to the legalese. I feel it’s the least I can … Read More

June 10, 2008By justinaghost story, writing, YA novels 2 Comments

For as much as I embrace all the girl-power, hi-YAH, you-go-grrl spirit, let’s be super clear: I am a wimp…when it comes to the paranormal. Ever since last summer when I stayed in this century-old house for two weeks, I’ve literally been haunted. Not by a ghost, but a wisp of a concept for a … Read More