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M. L. Brown was that girl who slept with her feet on her pillow, à la Pippilotta Longstocking and actually attempted to eat sautéed fried worms (an acquired taste.) Better known as Mimi to friends and family, she also directs community and children’s theater. When she’s not on stage or spinning stories, you might find her at the skating rink, drawing, or playing games with her game-obsessed crew. In a pinch, she also acts as apprentice puppet builder to her husband, affectionately known as Bobpetto.

M. L. Brown has been honored twice with
Highlights for Children’s Editor’s Choice awards for her humorous short stories, and is a Highlights Fiction Contest winner. She’s also a Jackie White Memorial Playwriting Contest finalist as well as a Kansas Voices winner. Some of her other publications include Chess Life for Kids, Story Something, Hisstories, BRIO,, Stories for Children, Characters, Take 5 +Teen Devotional staff writer.

Authors-Jerry Spinelli, Jane Austen, Louis L’Amour, Charles Dickens, Sarah Weeks, Elizabeth Gaskell, Lewis Carroll, Rebecca Petruck, Louisa May Alcott, Brooks Benjamin, L. M. Montgomery, Jen Swann Downey

Musicals-Anything by Rogers and Hammerstein, Guys and Dolls, My Fair Lady, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

-Mediterranean, Chinese, anything you can throw into a crockpot to feed a small army.

-Follow your bliss. Joseph Campbell

I am not at all in a humour for writing; I must write on till I am.
Jane Austen

Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.
Louis L’Amour

More often than not, my reference point is not the kids or the grandkids but myself when I was that age. I remember the days at Hartranft Elementary and Stewart Junior High in Norristown. 
Jerry Spinelli (This is so totally me!)

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis
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