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Copyright 2018 by Sarah Stewart Taylor

January 1, 2018

The beginning. 

November 2, 2017

At the music school where my kids take lessons, every February brings the start of something their teachers call 100 Days of Practice. Each kid is given a chart and pledges to practice every day for 100 days and check off each day on the chart (or decorate with a sticker!) In May, there's a pizza party to celebrate. 

It's a simple idea that encourages goal-setting and accountability and in the decade or so that I've been watching my...

October 31, 2017

One morning a few weeks ago, I woke up alone, locked in a motel room near Rutland, Vermont. It sounds more sinister than it was; my imprisonment was self-imposed. I could not leave until I'd finished a draft of a novel I'd been working on for a long time. 

Once or twice a year, for two or three nights, I lock myself in a motel or hotel room somewhere and . . . write. Most importantly though, I think -- in long uninterrupted streams of conscio...

October 3, 2017

My kids and I had fun researching this piece for KidsVT Magazine, about the history of the machine tool industry right here in our backyard here in Vermont.

August 11, 2017

I was honored to appear on writers Jessica Lahey and KJ Dell'Antonia's essential podcast #AmWriting with Jess and KJ. I love this podcast about all aspects of writing (and reading) and it was really fun to talk about mysteries, writing, and lots of other things! 

Find it here, or wherever you get your podcasts. 

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