Erica (the aforementioned tall one - see picture on the side bar for proof and please ignore that I look like I'm both drunk and tipping over. It was the 3rd day of my first writing conference, so I was a little woozy! I have no explanation for why christy looks normal. dang christy!) lives on a farm in west-central Wisconsin with her husband, two sons, three dogs, one guinea pig, and a bunch of cows. One of her sons turns 12 next month. Let's all hope they both live through the preteen years because so far it's been tough on her. She teaches Head Start and Early Childhood Special Education at the local grade school, where her youngest attends 1st grade. Oh, and she writes books that hopefully you get to read one day.
Christy lives in a house on the complete opposite side of the state as Erica. She has a husband, three sons, and a dog that doesn't get enough attention. She teaches 1st grade at a parochial school where she has her oldest son as a student in a class full of the smartest kids she's ever taught. She's a runner, which means if she only gets 2 miles in per day, she feels yucky and actually wishes it was 5 (and that it was outside - spring can't come fast enough). Oh, and she writes books that hopefully you get to read one day.
Together, erica and christy wrote aYA adventure/mystery/thriller (hmm, we should probably narrow that down) book called The Text Message. And then took many, many, many weeks (months? let's go with weeks) to edit it. THANKS again to our critique partners who looked at the first 30-60 pages for us. Now that christy's report cards are done and erica's aren't due for another month, we hope to finish the last, well, 150 pages or so of editing. You'll know when we're done because we'll be
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