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      Rereading some of my #kindle notes on the horror novels I’ve read recently. One note for The Exorcist simply says, “Ok, this is messed up.” 😂
      Of all the possession books I’ve read recently, that author WENT THERE.
      Can you guess what scene I wrote that about?
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #horror (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      05/08/19

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      It is becoming increasingly impossible to work at my desk, when I have a mother robin feeding her newly hatched babies right outside my window. The cuteness is a procrastinator’s nightmare. #birdsofinstagram #birdphotography
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #bird #birds #naturephotography #birdwatching #birding (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      05/01/19

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      There are beta reads then there are BETA READS. Thank you @gabytriana for epically helping me shape this rough draft! Diving in for round two armed and ready. #yahorror #horror
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/23/19

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      Still have 11 of my original #Ramona books from 1984. I also bought my daughter a box set with the new covers. So far, we’ve read RAMONA QUIMBY, AGE 8 and SOCKS. Thank you #beverlycleary for inspiring generations to read and write! Happy 103th Birthday!
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      #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #chapterbooks #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #amreading #birthday (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/12/19

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      Starting my first writing residence in North Philly. Wish me luck!
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #teacher #teaching #creativewriting (at The Lenfest Center)
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      04/09/19

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      Here’s me laying on my hammock reading, on the first perfect 75° weather day. And here is that hammock 20 minutes later, when I got up to eat lunch. That is a hawk pulling a snake out of a snake nest, and then going on to eat all of her babies. I’m not in the city anymore… #holycrap #snakes #hawk
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      #writersofinstagram #bird #birds #birdwatching #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #amreading #reading #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/08/19

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      Finished the book, so I had to rewatch the movie. Within 15 minutes, I Googled whether the author wrote the screenplay, because I’ve never watched a film so true to the book. The vast majority of dialogue is word-for-word from the novel. The answer is yes, #williampeterblatty wrote it and won the #oscars for the #adaptation.

      QOTD: What’s the scariest book you’ve ever read?
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      #theexorcist #horror #horrormovies #horrorstories #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/08/19

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      Doing some research, and my reading buddy keeps falling asleep on me. #catsofinstagram #japanesebobtail
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #amreading #catstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      04/02/19

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      The gang’s all here! First time putting all six of my books on the shelf together. It’s a pretty happy view. #shelfie #bookshelf
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      03/28/19

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      Awesome day celebrating END OF THE LIE! Thanks to everyone who came out today!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Ridley, Pennsylvania)
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      03/24/19

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      Got to meet one of my writing idols last night! @halseanderson’s SPEAK should be required reading in all schools, especially in light of the #metoo movement. Can’t wait to read SHOUT. And she was nice enough to give me advice on how to engage students in urban schools. Great night!
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #lauriehalseanderson #speak (at Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania)
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      03/21/19

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      Hey guys! Did you know that I will be doing a reading and signing this Saturday, March 23, at 2:30 PM at the Ridley Township Library! Who says you can’t go home again? It is so meaningful to do this signing for the final book in the series, in the town where I grew up, at the library that started it all! Come out and see me!
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #thriller #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Ridley Township Public Library and Resource Center)
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      03/20/19

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      A good mail day…hello, lovelies! #anastasiaphoenix #trilogy #finale
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #thriller #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      03/13/19

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      Sometimes I get so caught up in the “work” of it all that I forget to step back and look at the accomplishment. Shout out to my husband for reminding me that today I publish my 6th novel. Wherever I go from here, I will always have that.

      Here’s a toast to Anastasia Phoenix and END OF THE LIE! 🥂 📚
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      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach @entangledteen (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      03/04/19

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      Walking back from the bus stop, after sending my kid off with a two hour delay. Something about a snowy day in the woods makes me feel like a real writer. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out like #misery.
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #booklovers #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #snowday (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      03/01/19

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      A few years ago I shifted from a “pantser” to a “plotter.” While it takes a bit of the spontaneity out of it, I found that I can complete a manuscript much faster with a thorough outline.

      The outline for my current work in progress is seven pages singlespaced. Believe it or not, that is significantly shorter than outlines for previous books. Upside? Yesterday I wrote 3,000 words before lunch, because I knew exactly where the story was going. #shelfie

      QOTD: Are you a plotter or pantser?
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      02/22/19

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      1,138 pages read! As a reader, I was blown away by how vivid his descriptions are, and I am inspired by how he made the town of Derry into a character. The one drawback for me was the unexpected Law & Order SVU scene at the end. Still thinking about that…
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      As an author, my favorite part was the last page that reads: “This book was begun in Bangor, Maine on September 9, 1981, and completed in Bangor, Maine, on December 28, 1985.”
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      Every #aspiringauthor take note— there is no overnight success. Great work takes time.
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       #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #it #stephenking (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      02/15/19

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      Listening to the sound of freezing rain on the roof while the kids enjoy their #snowday in the playroom and I try to work on the kitchen table. Counting the minutes (seconds?) until someone screams “Mommy!!!!” #authorlife #amwriting
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      02/12/19

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      Sometimes, you just need to work on your couch. #workfromhome #perk #amwriting
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      02/05/19

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      Enjoying an early birthday celebration poolside while the world freezes outside. #amreading #thediviners
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish #libbabray (at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa)
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      02/02/19

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      A book well read! About halfway into #stephenkingsit.
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      Daughter asks: Why do you put all those stickies in your books?
      Me: Because when you become an author, you don’t just READ anymore. You learn.
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      #writersofinstagram #aspiringauthor #aspiringwriter #stephenking #writers #amwriting #writerslife #IReadYA #YAlit #bibliophile #bookaddict #bookporn #bookworm #read #bookaholic #bookish #author #bookshelf #it (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/22/19

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      My 7 year old: Is that the biggest book ever written?! Omg!

      My husband: Are you reading the dictionary?

      Stephen King likes his words… #amreading #it #stephenking
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      #writersofinstagram #stephenkingbooks #stephenkingsit #stephenkingfan #horror #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #bookshelf #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #read #bookaholic #bookish (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/15/19

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      To quote @natashabedingfield, “Staring at the blank page before you…”
      With final copyedits of END OF THE LIE done, today I start Chapter 1 of a new project. Outline is done, comp books have been read, now let’s DO THIS! #amwriting
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #aspiringauthor #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/10/19

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      Copyedits for one book done yesterday, so plotting for the next book begins today! I’m thinking of writing a YA #thriller with a ghost POV. So I’m rereading #thelovelybones by Alice Sebold and #rememberme by Christopher Pike for background inspiration. Got any recommendations of great books with a ghost POV?

      (Please excuse Princess Mittens who now photobombs everything. It’s hard enough to get to stop diving at my ponytail while I type! 😂 🐱)
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      #writersofinstagram #writersofig #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YAlit #bookshelf #Book #Reading #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach #catsofinstagram #catstagram #catsofig #japanesebobtail (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/08/19

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      Live action shot of the 2 screens and 3 reams of paper it takes to upload copyedits into an MS Word chart for my publisher.

      It’s hard not to dread this part of the process (think: page 22, line 16, add the word “the” before “cat”). But every time I start to complain, my husband quotes The Godfather 2: “This is the business you’ve chosen!”
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      Honestly, despite how tedious it is, I am grateful every time I reach this step of the process, because it means I am still a working #author.

      #AnastasiaPhoenix #writersofinstagram #writersofig #writers #IReadYA #BookNerdigans #writer #YA #YAlit #bookshelf #bookworm #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookaholic #bookish #dianarodriguezwallach #aspiringauthor #novelwriting (at Villanova, Pennsylvania)
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      01/04/19

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