interview with Angie Mizzell

I’ve recently become a raving fan of author Katherine Center. She writes amazing essays and fiction books; a simple sentence can make my heart stop beating for a moment. Recently, Center took time out of her own busy schedule talk to me about her work: Angie: You first caught my attention when you posted the essay, “Nothing Worthwhile Is Ever Easy,” on […]

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gorgeousness

Last spring, the amazing Mary Swenson took these photos for me in response to a quote I sent her from Everyone Is Beautiful.  She broke the quote down by sentences, and took a photo for each one.  Then we ran the photos in sequence and made a video.  But the photos are so amazing, they […]

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i love radio

This morning, I did a radio interview with Christopher Gabriel on his program for AM 970 WDAY in Fargo, ND, and it was SO MUCH FUN. Click here to listen to the AM 970 WDAY interview with Christopher Gabriel

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Favorite quotes from Everyone is Beautiful

A reporter asked me last week to put together some of my favorite quotes from Everyone Is Beautiful for a story she’s doing.  And so I did.  I’ve been writing new stuff, and blogging, and goofing off with my kids this summer–and it had been a while since I’d spent any time with Everyone Is […]

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the body project

After my friends and I did this project there were comments.  Lots and lots of comments.  And many of those comments said this: I want to do it, too! Which gave me an idea.  Other people should do it, too. I cannot tell you how soothing, amazing, and comforting it is to paint words of […]

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written on the body

I’m not sure how I came up with the idea to do this.  But a few weeks back, I decided that I wanted to paint words all over the body of my friend Jenny and have our friend Karen photograph it.  So I asked them.  And to my serious delight they both said yes. Here’s […]

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Everyone is Beautiful – video excerpt

Just got a Flip video camera, and this video documents the first time I ever used it!  This is me, after a reading, pretty late at night, at my desk.  I’d intended to read an entire chapter–the chapter I’d read just a few hours earlier at a lovely and breezy Inprint Houston event, but the […]

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great review from USA Today!

USA Today just featured Everyone Is Beautiful in their “Women’s Fiction Round-up”–and gave it a glowing review! They say, “This is a breezy read that glows, in part, because its characters bask in the sunny side of life.”

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the BEAUTIFUL commemorative cupcake!

My friend Nicole, a phenomenal chef, invented these sweet cupcakes to bring to the reading at Watermark Books in Anacortes, WA.  Here they are, coming into existence.  First, the cupcakes–hot outta the oven: The homemade caramel filling: The homemade caramel filling IN the cupcakes! The homemade whipped-cream icing: And the sprinkles:

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