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Cheryl Reif

Cheryl lives and writes with her inspirational family, two energetic dogs, and a small mammal menagerie, all of which are fairly tame. She writes about cool science stuff for children and adults, daydreams about stories and characters 87% of the time, and tries not to plot novels while driving. You can also find Cheryl on Twitter @CherylRWrites, Pinterest., and Google. Come say hi!

Friday Fun Poll: How Do You Celebrate Success?

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What’s Your Vision for Success?

Yesterday, I sent you on a guided visualization about success and how you envision it for YOUR creative life. I’d bet the poodle that every single person who went through the exercise came up with a different vision.

“Success” means different things to different people. Heck, it means …

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Good News!

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I’m interrupting our regularly scheduled programming (I usually reserve Thursdays for introducing new symbols and creativity exercises in the symbols for writers series) for a spot of good news:

I just had my first nonfiction book published: Voyagers in Space.

Voyagers in Space is a leveled reader produced by Reading A-Z, a publisher that …

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The Ultimate Creativity Power-Up for Introverts

As an (almost) off-the-chart introvert, I could be perfectly happy spending my days tapping away at the computer in a cabin in the woods, far away from civilization, without ever venturing into the real world. And despite the appeal that this scenario may have for the other introverts out there–you know who you are!–doing so …

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Fun Publishing News

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My friend and fellow writer, the fabulous Anna-Maria Crum, announced the release of her new interactive picture book Monster Numbers. It is SOOOO cute! This is an app for the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. The program will read the story and count the monster parts—or you can record your own narration for a personal …

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Meet Award-Winning Author Nancy I. Sanders—and her Publisher, Chicago Review Press

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This week, I’m participating in Nancy I. Sander’s Book Launch Party for her new picture book, Frederick Douglass for Kids: His Life and Times with 21 Activities. Here, she shares insight about working with her fabulous publisher, Chicago Review Press. Hop on over to her site for more book launch fun!

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Frederick …

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