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Writing, Illustrating & Publishing => Book Talk => Topic started by: Mara on September 25, 2012, 05:16 PM

Title: If you grew up in the '70s or '80s . . .
Post by: Mara on September 25, 2012, 05:16 PM
Maybe you can help me remember the title of this middle grade book? It had two boys who were friends, the narrator and a boy named Duffy and that's literally all I can think of right now! (I know, long shot, but a girl can hope.)
Title: Re: If you grew up in the '70s or '80s . . .
Post by: swanndown on September 25, 2012, 06:25 PM
Hi Mara,

I was there, and read many a middle grade book.  If you think of another detail, lay it on me, and I'll ponder the matter further.  By the way, I think we knew each other briefly in C-ville - we talked co-housing and such stuff.  (Jen Downey with my boy Finn).  Great to see how far you've come!
Title: Re: If you grew up in the '70s or '80s . . .
Post by: Mara on September 25, 2012, 07:40 PM
Hi Jen! Sure, I remember you. You married our friend Bonnie's son Matt, right? What are you writing? Have you met Anne Marie and all the other kids' writers in Charlottesville?
Title: Re: If you grew up in the '70s or '80s . . .
Post by: Mara on September 25, 2012, 07:44 PM
Oh my gosh you guys, I found it!!!

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1685910.The_Strange_But_Wonderful_Cosmic_Awareness_of_Duffy_Moon (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1685910.The_Strange_But_Wonderful_Cosmic_Awareness_of_Duffy_Moon)

The Internet never ceases to amaze me.
Title: Re: If you grew up in the '70s or '80s . . .
Post by: swanndown on September 27, 2012, 06:55 AM
Excellent, Mara!  It's such a satisfying feeling to be reunited with a beloved book.  And, yes, Bonnie is my mother in law.  I'm on submission right now with a middle grade story, and had the pleasure of meeting Ann-Marie at her book launch.  I'm looking forward to meeting more C-ville kids' writers.  If you have a chance, please let me know who I should look up!  I'd love to find/build a critique group of dedicated children's writers. You still in the area?
Title: Re: If you grew up in the '70s or '80s . . .
Post by: Mara on September 27, 2012, 08:26 AM
No, I live in Pennsylvania, but Anne Marie knows everyone, and she can tell you if there are still local SCBWI events happening in Charlottesville. Good luck!